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Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body

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$2.50

Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
  • Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.38 mm - Black Ink - Black Body - UNI SXN15038 .24
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Uni-ball Jetstream ink is touted as enabling "smooth writing that becomes a habit." Regardless of writing pressure and speed, Jetstream pens write smoothly with low resistance, dispensing dark sharp lines. The ink is not only smooth, but also light-resistant, water-resistant, and quick-drying. In addition to the high-quality ink, this pen features a comfortable rubber grip which further enhances your writing experience.

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Specs
Model NumberUNI SXN15038 .24
Shipping Weight0.33 oz
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Cartridge-Compatible No
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 10.6 mm
Diameter - Max 11.1 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Rubber
Length - Extended 14.4 cm
Length - Retracted 13.9 cm
Mechanism Retractable
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.38 mm
Tip Type Conical

Reviews
5 people found this helpful
  I wanted a smooth-writing..., November 12, 2013
By bob... - See all my reviews
I wanted a smooth-writing pen that writes with a very fine line. Not knowing what to choose, I bought a Pilot Hi-Tech-C 0.25mm, a Pentel Slicci 0.25mm, a Uniball Signo 0.28mm, and the Uniball Jetstream 0.38mm, all with black ink. The Jetstream was really an afterthought - I expected the gel pens to be superior to a lowly ballpoint. And how fine could a 0.38mm ball write, anyway? Boy, was I wrong on both counts.

To test the pens, I wrote several pages with each one on two kinds of paper. The Hi-Tech-C clearly wrote the finest line; so fine that it wasn't comfortable to read my writing - too faint. The Slicci and (surprise) the Jetstream were tied for second place as far as thinness goes. The Signo was easily the thickest of the four.

The Signo, the Hi-Tech-C, and the Slicci were very smooth but offered resistance, like moving a canoe paddle through water. The Slicci was best in that regard, the Signo the worst. The resistance of the Signo and Hi-Tech-C was so great that I can't see myself writing with them very much; it would be too tiring. (Note that those pens probably write with much less resistance if you choose a larger ball diameter.) The Jetstream, on the other hand, moved across the page with no resistance, but had just a tiny bit of that "ballpoint feel". You probably know what I mean, some kind of tactile feedback that gel pens don't have.

As far as comfort goes, the Signo and Jetstream were easily the best and the Slicci was the worst. The Slicci and the Hi-Tech-C are just sooo thin and slippery that they are uncomfortable to hold, and I got tired of squeezing them to keep them from slipping out of my hand.

Skipping was really not a problem with any of the pens, although the Hi-Tech-C and Jetstream did skip just a tiny bit once in a great while, with the Hi-Tech-C worse than the Jetstream.

The Jetstream ink, being a ballpoint, dries much faster than the gel pens, pretty much instantly.

All things considered, the Jetsteam was the clear winner, with the Slicci coming in second.

Finally, and best of all, you can buy the fantasticly comfortable Jetstream Alpha Gel 0.7mm pen and replace the guts with a Jetstream 0.38mm refill, giving you what I think is the all-around best pen on the market. I didn't notice any better pen bodies available for the Slicci, but if there were one, I would rate the Slicci a close second.

Hope that helps.


1 person found this helpful
  I never thought I would..., July 8, 2014
By lau... - See all my reviews
I never thought I would fall in love with a ballpoint. I did. Head over heels. Buy this even if you hate ballpoints and only wound up on this page because your finger slipped. Buy 10. Smooth, clear writing. Occasionally the ink spits out a little chunk of ink? I'm sure there's a word for this phenomenon but it happens to most pens. In the scheme of this pen's performance passing it over because of that would be like divorcing your husband because he wears Hanes instead of Fruit of the Loom.
  Awesome pen, wish it..., July 25, 2014
By Har... - See all my reviews
Awesome pen, wish it was cheaper but still an amazing pen
  Excellent pen. At..., April 15, 2014
By wpb... - See all my reviews
Excellent pen.

At first this pen was scratchy with uneven ink flow. Then I quickly realized I was holding it at too low of an angle. This pen has a small sweet spot and needs to be held at a slightly higher vertical angle. After doing that, the pen wrote very smoothly with a very fine and crisp line.

As usual for Uni pens, the build quality is excellent with a solid click mechanism. I really like the look and solid feel of this pen. Very comfortable to write with.

If you want a really sharp, crisp and fine line, this is the pen. Highly recommend.
  I really enjoy this pen...., December 26, 2013
By lin... - See all my reviews
I really enjoy this pen. It is smooth and writes very fine. I bought the blue ink uni jetstream as well, these two are my favorite pens to use. Will definitely repurchase.
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