Pleasantly hefty, its hexagonal shape prevents it from rolling on flat surfaces, while a more rounded shape towards the grip area provides best writing comfort. The OHTO Horizon Gel Pen forgoes its ballpoint relative's novel side-knock release for a simple click-pen action.
OHTO Needle Point Horizon Gel pen features a 0.5mm tip.
About the Needle Point tip: In 1999, OHTO pioneered a needle shaped tip named Needle Point. Conventional pen needle tips are made of two parts (pipe and plastic holder). While writing (especially heavy hand pressure writing habit type), the burden applies in the edge of holder, resulting in the tip bending/defective writing. Due to the thinner, straighter shape, the needle tip in comparison with cone tip type, gives better performance in writing small and fine characters or in carbonized papers.
In spite of the pin-like thinner shape, OHTO needle tips are as strong as cone tips because they are made from a single block.