Seeing this exact Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.4mm blue black gel ink pen kick of the Top 10 of 2009 series at Good Pens jarred my memory enough to realize I had one sitting in my backpack just waiting to be reviewed. I've gone on record in the past about how much I like the Sarasa Clip line of pens, so putting this blue black model into heavy rotation was a no-brainer.
As the risk of redundancy, I'll repeat myself again: this is an excellent pen. One of the best bangs for the buck going in the pen market. There is one issue though. The Clip version of the Sarasa is not readily found on office supply store shelves, at least that I have seen. The regular Sarasa models are everywhere, but not the Clip, and there is a definite difference in the way they perform. The Clip seems to lay down that clean, crisp line that I like. The regular Sarasa is just that - regular. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine pen, it's just not the Clip.
The blue black ink is another thing I have been gravitating to more and more these days as well. I still predominantly use black ink, but I think blue black has eclipsed standard blue as my number #2. It is available in all of my favorite pens, and I just enjoy writing more when I use it. And that is what it is all about.
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