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BIC Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 12-Count

by BIC
4.4 out of 5 stars 552 customer reviews

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  • Up to 35% smoother than BIC's traditional ballpoint ink
  • New & Improved!
  • Featuring Eady-Glide System ink for ultra-smooth writing
  • Our Quality Comes in Writing!
  • Roll-proof hexagon-shaped barrel
  • Clear barrel for visible ink supply
  • Available in 1.0 mm medium point in black, blue and red ink
  • Non-refillable
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Size: 12 Count | Color: Black

The Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pen is The Pen America Grew Up With. It has proven reliability, writing up to 35% smoother than BIC's traditional ballpoint ink. It features a roll-proof hexagonal-shaped barrel so it won’t roll off surfaces. The clear barrel offers a visible ink supply. 1.0 mm medium point. Black ink. Non-refillable. Package includes 12 pens.

Product Information

Size:12 Count  |  Color:Black

Technical Details

Brand Name BIC
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.1 x 6 x 2.6 inches
Item model number MS11-Blk
Color Black
Material Type N/A
Number of Items 1
Size 12 Count
Point Type Medium
Line Size 0.4 millimeters
Ink Color Black
Manufacturer Part Number BICMS11BK

Additional Information

ASIN B00006IE6X
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4.4 out of 5 stars 552 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,649 in Office Products (See top 100)
#51 in Office Products > Office Electronics > Printers & Accessories > Printer Accessories
#108 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Writing & Correction Supplies > Pens & Refills > Ballpoint Pens
#194 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Writing & Correction Supplies > Pens & Refills > Rollerball Pens
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available November 27, 2004

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Size: 12 CountColor: Black
Since taking delivery of my pen I have been very happy with the quality of ink deposition on the various types of paper that I have used. On the first day when I excitedly unwrapped my pen (thanks for the high quality packaging Amazon!) I just couldn't contain my excitement and went around finding things to write on, like the shopping list on the notice board in our kitchen, the Post-it notes next to the phone, and on my favorite lined A4 pad at the side of my desk.

My pen is the transparent type with a blue lid. I selected this one in preference to the orange type because I like to be able to see how much ink I have left so that I can put in another order before I finally run out.

When the initial excitement of taking delivery of my new pen started to wear off I realized that I shouldn't just write for the fun of it, this should be a serious enterprise, so by the second day of ownership I started to take a little more care of what I wrote. I used it to sign three letters, and in each case was perfectly happy with the neatness of handwriting that I was able to achieve.

I have a helpful tip for you that you might not know about - if you let the ink dry for a few seconds you can avoid the smudging that sometimes happens if you rub the ink immediately after writing. Fortunately the ink used in this particular Bic pen seems to dry very quickly.

On the third day of ownership I went on a trip to London and took my pen carefully packed away in my brief case, but I needn't have worried, this isn't some temperamental ink pen that leaks when you store it at the wrong angle. I sat at my meeting and confidently removed the cap from my pen and it wrote flawlessly, almost immediately.
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Size: 12 CountColor: Black
Do you recall the old Bic commercials where they fire a Bic pen into a piece of wood and it still writes? Well I do, but I never really believed it. That is, until I had the necessary task of defending my life with the aid of a Bic pen. Coming home and alarming an intruder, I found myself locked in mortal combat with a very large man who was intent on killing me. My only weapon was the Bic Cristal ballpoint pen I routinely carry in the breast pocket of my starched white pinpoint oxford button down.

I was able to successfully insert my Bic Cristal ballpoint pen into the esophogial area of my attacker's throat and incapacitate him until the constables arrived to take him into custody. Paramedics removed the pen from his throat and returned it to me. Rather amazingly, I wiped the blood and a small amount of body tissue from the pen and used it to write my police statement.

Though not commonly considered a weapon of self defense, my Bic Cristal ballpoint pen proved to me the old adage that "the pen is mightier than the sword." (I must admit though, that I would have far preferred a sword had I the option to choose beforehand.) All in all, a five star rating for this dual-use pen.
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Size: 12 CountColor: Black
I've been in and out of prison most of my life and I specialize the in fine art of prison tattooing. Now, I've tried many types of pens, Pilots, Sanfords, Paper Mates, and others. But for the sheer consistency of color, permeability, and aesthetic character, I use only BIC(R) Cristal(R) Ballpoint Pens.

When you try to get the ink to adhere to a sharpened paper clip, you instantly can tell the difference in workability with a Bic. The fine line work reqired in realistically rendering a flaming serpent wrapping the bare breasts of a nymph straddling a crucifix would be nearly impossible with any other pen.

Clients can be picky. So when I aim to please I trust on BIC(R) Cristal(R) Ballpoint Pens.
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Size: 12 CountColor: Black
I live in 1982. I don't know why, but every December 31st, time goes back to January 1st, 1982. I have to live the whole year again, every single day. From the dissaparition of Mark Thatcher, to the Japan Airlines Flight 350 crash, to the Falkland Wars. At least in November each year Michael Jackson releases Thriller, and my dad gives it to me as a birthday present a couple of weeks later. In audio cassette tape format.

You know, the only thing i have got to listen to music around here is my dependable TPS-L2 Walkman. It plays cassette tapes. The only problem is that it eats batteries like Pac-Man eats dots, so i have to be careful with rewinding my cassette tape manually so i don't waste the batteries doing such lowly task. I need my music man, it's the only thing that keeps me sane. And i know that in January 1st i won't have Thriller because of the stupid time loop, and i'll have to wait eleven months before i get to listen to it again.

Well, back to the pen: the Cristal Stic Ballpoint Pen fits exactly in the holes of a cassette tape, so i insert it there and then i make the tape turn around the pen to rewind it. A couple of minutes later, and the tape is completely rewound. My Bic pen has never broke or anything during such task.

I don't use it to write, though. Not often.

I'm just using the pen right now to write this note, that i will leave on my copy of Michael Ende's Neverending Story (ironic, isn't it ?) The note will remain hidden there until the year 2010, when you'll open the book and find it. Then you'll be able to copy my review and post it on Amazon.com . Why, do you ask ? Well, i'm not sure, but i've been in 1982 too many times, more times than i'm able to remember.
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