Uni-ball Grip UB 247 Rollerball Pen Review

From a company whose name is derived from the word unique I’m going to take the Uni-Ball Grip (UB-247) through its paces to see if it is a one off. The Uni-Ball Grip has a 0.7mm tungsten carbide ball, blue metallic effect plastic barrel with a grey rubberised grip section.  The grip has a row of small blue circles above the Uni logo which I think gives a classic pen a contemporary twist & adds a little interest.

Uni UB 247 Blue

Whilst I find some of the finer tipped pens scratchy, the Uni-ball UB-247 proved to be effortless to use.  The hardwearing tungsten ball writes a 0.5mm line & the text it produced was relatively neat, even by my standards.  I also liked the shade of blue ink & found it to be well matched to the barrel.  The Super Ink, a trademark of Uni-Ball, has the benefits of being light & fade resistant as well as being waterproof, all useful characteristics for those that need to protect themselves against cheque & document tampering.

Although I found the Uni Grip comfortable to hold, it appeared shorter than the average pen somehow.  I’m not sure why this would be as with the cap posted, which is how I always use a pen, it is 6 inches long.  I’ll have to put it down to an optical illusion.

So did I discover anything that made the Uni-Ball Grip a one off?

Well it looks sleek & performed well, I hadn’t expected anything less coming from such a large player in the rollerball market.  The Super Ink TM, is a pigment ink exclusive to Uni-Ball & the grip section is said to have been uniquely designed, therefore technically speaking, for these reasons alone I’d have to say the answer to that question is yes.

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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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