I’m a big fan of stationery companies adding upgraded barrel options for their main line products. Pilot does it for the G2 and Hi-Tec-C, Uni-ball does it for the Signo 207 and Jetstream, and Zebra now does it for their ever popular Sarasa Push Clip lineup.
The Zebra Sarasa Clip Grand succeeds where many of the products I mentioned above fail. It is a good product, where outside of the Hi-Tec-C Cavalier, the other upgraded barrel options are mediocre at best.
Zebra kept the functionality, style, and feel intact with the Grand barrel. It is made from brass and maintains a not too heavy, not too light feel. I was concerned at first that the grip section might be too slick - it is lacquered just like the rest of the barrel - but I had no slipping problems with dry or slightly sweaty fingers. They latched on well.
I was impressed with how solid and quiet the knock felt. It gives a sturdy click when engaged, and it never rattled regardless of what position it was in. The clip mechanics are essentially the same, with a curved metal attachment on the Grand that either sticks out further than on the Push Clip, or at least appears that way. The functionality is exactly the same, and may work even better on the newer pen.
People love the Sarasa Push Clip because of how well the refill performs, and of course you get that same excellence with the Grand since it uses the same refill. And that is the point of this pen anyway. Use any of your favorite Push Clip refills in the upgraded barrel of the Grand.
If I had to do it over again, I would choose the Black barrel over the Pink. The color is more of a light metallic red instead of any type of pink that pops. There are Navy and Gold options to choose from as well.
The Zebra Sarasa Grand is $16.50 at JetPens, which make it a no-brainer to recommend to Sarasa Clip fans. You are buying a lot of refills anyway, so you may as well give them a nice home.
(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)
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