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Ohto Rays Gel Pen

Ohto Rays Pen

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
Manufacturer Ohto
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Silver
Barrel Material Steel
Body Diameter (mm)9.5 mm
Grip Color White, Pink, Red, Turquoise, Black, Yellow
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter (mm)7.7 mm
Country of Origin Japan
Still Sold Yes
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Clip?Metal (Steel)
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.9
Weight (g)13 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Writing Sizes0.5 mm