The Ohto Rays is a gel pen that uses Ohto’s Flash Dry gel ink. It clearly been inspired by the Parker Jotter, with its classic 1950s styling, plastic grip, brushed steel body, and top button. Like the Jotter it uses a Parker-style G2 refill. The Ohto’s defining feature is a 0.5 mm needle tip in a fun and amusing twist on the classic.
The Ray is a classic looking pen that has a cool feature: it’s plastic-bodied needle point refill. It writes well and can be had for a very reasonable price… if you can find it. The pen isn’t very common in the US.
The grip area of the Rays is almost entirely plastic so while the built quality of the steel upper is excellent, the grip has a plastic thread that will like wear out over time and could snap. The pen does have a metal ring around the tip which makes for an excellent fit with the refill and very much improved the looks.
The pen looks just like a plastic-body Parker Jotter, but the parts of the two are not compatible. The Rays is also a good deal longer (about 16 mm) than a standard Jotter.
Ohto Rays Gel Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Rollerball / Gel|
|Body Diameter||9.5 mm|
|Grip Color||White, Pink, Red, Turquoise, Black, Yellow|
|Grip Diameter||7.7 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Top Button|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.9 cm|
|Weight (g)||13 grams|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Writing Sizes||0.5 mm|