I love writing with BIC pens – the ink flows smoothly and evenly, and their blue ink is my favorite. There’s only one problem. The normal, clear-body pens are too thin for me to hold comfortably. When I discovered those thick barrel 4-color multi-pens from BIC, I was in love. They were comfortable to hold, and they had four colors in one convenient package. They really appealed to the office-supply geek in me. What could be better? Well, including a mechanical pencil is apparently the one thing that could make those BICs even better.
The BIC 4-Color 3+1 Ball Pen and Pencil has the same thick barrel I was acquainted with, but the barrel is white and silver instead of white and blue. You’ll still find the black, red, and blue pens, but the green has been replaced with a mechanical pencil. The pens are medium point (1.0mm), and the pencil lead is 0.7mm #2 HB graphite. The little plastic loop on top has been replaced with a clicker to advance the lead; it’s topped with an eraser for the pencil. Twelve leads and five erasers are included with the purchase. The BIC 4-Color 3+1 Ball Pen and Pencil is $2.87 at Amazon. It ships for free with a $25.00 order.
You’ll also find 4-color Ball Pen Refills at Amazon for $26.49 with 12 each of the black, blue, red, and green inks.