The Sarasa SE is the United States model of the Sarasa Dry. The two use the same refill, but have very different body designs. Most notably the SE does not have the spring-loaded clip that is commonly associated with Zebra’s gel pens.
The Sarasa SE has a prominent metal clip with a wrap-around design — which resembles a tubular fountain pen nib — and a sneaker-style grip. The grip is quite comfortable and is one of the pen’s top features. This soft grip is latex-free in order to avoid allergen issues.
While available in seven colors, the pen is only sold in a 0.7 mm tip size.
The undisputed top feature of the Sarasa SE is the quick-drying gel ink. How quick? Zebra says the ink dries 85% more quickly than standard gel ink. While hard to verify, this is a great feature… even if the improvement is just 20%. This ink is praised by lefties for it’s lack of smudging while having quite vibrant colors that look great on almost all paper.
A number of people have moved over to the Sarasa SE from the more popular Pentel Energel line.
Zebra Sarasa SE Gel Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Rollerball / Gel|
|Body Diameter||10.7 mm|
|Grip Diameter||10.5 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Top Button|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black, Blue|
|Writing Sizes||0.7 mm|