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U.S. Government Black Ink Pen, Retractable Ballpoint, Medium, Dozen

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Item #: NSN9357136   by AbilityOne®
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We cannot offer GSA contract pricing to state government agencies, retired military personnel or to private government contractors.

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U.S. Government Black Ink Pen, Retractable Ballpoint, Medium, Dozen

US Government Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Black Ink Pens by Skilcraft / AbilityOne.

U.S. Government Skilcraft Pens are the choice for millions of federal workers. Now everyone can experience the reliable performance and smooth writing experience of Skilcraft pens, thanks to our wholesale bulk pricing. These economical ballpoint retractable pens are the best choice for fine writing instruments at a bargain price.

Fine writing pens never skip or smear. 

Designed to write in any climate,  U.S Government Skilcraft Pens work practically anywhere. These ballpoint retractable pens never skip or smear, no matter how cold the climate. Thanks to reliable performance and durable metal construction, Skilcraft pens are rugged yet economical workhorses.

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Item Specifications
Brand AbilityOne®
Global Product Type Pens-Ballpoint
Point Type Medium
Ink Color(s) Black
Pen Type Ballpoint
Pen Style Retractable
Refillable Yes
Barrel Color(s) Black
Visible Ink Supply No
Pocket Clip Yes
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Total Recycled Content Percent 0%

Dimensions / Specifications
Unit of Measure DZ
Item Weight 0.212 lbs
Ships via UPS? y
Box Pack Quantity 12 DZ
Carton Pack Quantity 144 DZ
This item is sold by the DZ

Catalog Information
Catalog Page No.'s ABILITYONE 2012: Page 41
ABILITYONE 2013: Page 42
ABILITYONE 2014: Page 42
ABILITYONE 2015: Page 44
ABILITYONE 2016: Page 44
ABILITYONE 2017: Page 44

Manufacturer Info
Brand AbilityOne®
Manufacturer Stock No. 7520009357136
Retail UPC 071503700018
Country of Origin US
Tariff (Inbound) Code
UNSPSC Number 44121704
Meets ANSI/BIFMA? 071503700018
OTS Product ID 5059560

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Customer Questions

Brenda B.
Is there a felt tip pen that is specifically made for redacting documents (totally black out sensitive information)? March 3, 2015
Frankye OnTimeSupplies.com

We do not carry any pens specifically made for redacting documents. Instead, we offer BIC® Wite-Out Redaction Tape. This product was specifically designed to cover confidential information.

Skip Peyton
I am retired from the Navy. We ordered and used this pen throughout my 21 years of service. We all had more fun taking them apart and removing the metal cap to see how many colors of the thumb buttons we could find. So, how many colors do they come in and was it a company idea to use many colors to drive us sailors nuts? Thanks April 30, 2013
On Time Supplies Retailer

Hey Skip,

What a creative question about the GSA Government Ballpoint pens.  Now I know I have heard all the questions about this beauty!  Ok, so we did some checking with our good friends at the Ability One program and they said that at one time they did have multiple colors for the thumb button.  They were not able to provide us with a time frame on when the thumb buttons were multiple colors or when they changed.  They did say that all the thumb buttons are all white with a silver steel cover. 


I satisfy my own curiosity I opened two separate packs (one blue medium point tip NSN3322833) and (one pack of black medium tip black NSN9357136).  Believe it or not they all had the white thumb buttons. 


Thanks again for such a fun question and we sincerely appreciate your service to our country.  If you ever have another question regarding GSA pens, office supplies or even GSA paper products we are here to help you.


Thanks again!



do you have msds sheets for bic round stic pens in black? August 15, 2012
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thank you for your question.


MSDS information is not available on BIC writing instruments.  Here is a link to their statement on MSDS information.


Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


Have a great day!



Is this pen available in red ink, or is there a red refill available? Also, is the GSA price available to Gov't employees, or just for official purchases? Thanks. August 5, 2012
On Time Supplies Retailer

Hi Kevin!


Thanks for your question.


Unfortunately, this pen is not available in red and they do not have a refill available in red either.


GSA pricing is available for Federal government and military employees and agencies with a valid and confirmable government or military email address.


Remember, On Time Supplies carries over 40,000 office supplies at discounted prices with most items ready to ship the same day.  We pride ourselves on offering world-class customer service and look forward to serving you.


Have a great day!





Are the ink "sticks" that come in the pens the old metal ones or plastic? ThanksThe current cost, as of 11/14/2011, for a 12 pack is $8.56 and can change without notice. Since they are special order we will quote current cost. Also, note that these refils are the GSA plastic refils and not metal refills June 19, 2012
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thanks for your question.


These pens come with metal "ink sticks" but if you order refills (special oder item) for these pens the refills will be plastic.  


I personally have a couple dozen of these pens and LOVE them.  They're super reliable and smooth.


Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


Have a great day!


Hi, I'm interested in to buy these pen in bulk. Can you tell me what's the bulk discount will be for 100, 144, 200 or the bulk discount amount you offer? Thanks! December 19, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thank you for your question.


As a govenment item, these pens are not eligible for bulk pricing.  We do, however, have GSA pricing available for Federal government employees and we offer free shipping on orders over $75 (except Alaska, Hawaii, APO and FPO addresses).


On Time Supplies carries over 40,000 office supplies and we pride ourselves on world-class customer service.  If you'd like to call us at 1-866-501-6055, one of our customer service agents would be happy to help you find an alternative to meet your needs.



can a city goverment employee get the gsa price? October 25, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thanks for your question!

Unfortunately due to our contract restrictions, we cannot offer GSA/FSSI pricing to local governments (city/county departments, schools, police, etc), or to individuals.  GSA pricing is available for Federal Government customers only.

We do however offer bulk pricing on many of our products.

Please contact us, if we can be of any assistance, we will be happy to quote on all your office supply needs!

Lionel G. Higdon
Where can I purchase the new retractable ball point pen (U.S. Goverment ) style in flat back as instead of the closs finish October 18, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

I have been advised that the pen you may be looking for is the recycled retractable pen.  It does NOT have US Government printed on the pen itself, but is similar to the pen you describe.  Due to the recycled nature, it is not as glossy, and has more of a matte finish to the plastic barel.


This pen is available in both Fine Point and Medium Point black ink.

I'm a retired government employee. Can I buy these pens? August 12, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thanks for your question!

As a retired Government employee, you can purchase these pens, however you will not be entitled to the GSA contract pricing.

You may place an order online at anytime or call us on 866-501-6055 and we will be more than happy to help!

How mucj is the shipping on this item August 11, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thanks for your question!

Shipping is a flat rate of $7.95 for orders under $75.   Orders over $75.00 ship free!


I had two questions. Does this pen actually say "SKILCRAFT U.S. GOVERNMENT" and what is JWOD? May 10, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

Thank you very much for your question.  I just so happen to have one of these pens at my desk.  Been using it for years and very happy with its performance and use it daily.  It does in fact say "SKILLCRAFT-U.S.GOVERNMENT" exactly.  I would consider this pen one of the most durable pens I have ever used. Hope this helps.

Concerning your question about JWOD.  That acronym stands for "Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act".  This act is for the  Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, the independent federal agency that administers the AbilityOne Program.

It may make you feel better that the AbilityOne Program is the largest employer for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the US.  More than 600 non-profit companies participate in this program, about 1,000 locations representing 40 government agencies.

Also, not sure if you know this or not but this pen is made from recycled plastic.  Specifically, the barrel consists of 50% recycled plastic and the cap is made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

Rebecca aldridge
Hi there would you deliver 12 pens to the united kingdom and if so how much would this be please thank you March 22, 2011
On Time Supplies Retailer

We appreciate your question about shipping the Retractable US Government ball point pen to the UK.  Unfortunately, we do not ship this item directly to any country outside the US.  I can tell you that we have had several customers outside the US use frieght forwarding companies or a friend in the US.  I would also recommend using the USPS flat rate program to save a little money.  We appreciate your note and thank you for your question!


Average Rating: Rating 4.5  (out of 41 votes)

Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Fort Worth
on September 6, 2016
High quality government issue pens!
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on February 6, 2016
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Venice, FL
on August 28, 2015
I just ran across 2 Skilcraft U.S. Govt. pens which I used 25 years ago at FAMC and they still work! (Although not as consistently as they did "back in the day"). This is the best pen ever made! I just found them online and have ordered boxes to give to some retired military friends - and to me too. Can't find refills - any suggestions? What a good day!
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from SC
on March 3, 2015
These are high quality pens which were shipped promptly.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on December 19, 2014
great fast service, very helpful people
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on June 19, 2014
They're pens, they write.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Bluffton SC
on May 30, 2014
Received my order. Am very pleased with the product. It is as advertised.
Rating 3 stars (3 / 5 stars) by
on December 8, 2013
Quality is inconsistent. Some pens good, some not so good.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Virginia
on November 12, 2013
GREAT pens! Love them!
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Oregon City, OR
on March 15, 2013
Had what I wanted, fast delivery.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by from Orlando, Florida
on December 14, 2011
I am a Postal maintenance employee who writes a lot of logs. A great writing instrument. It is a simple, rugged, click pen that goes on and off the shirt pocket with one hand many times. Clip has the correct tension and will not fall off the pocket. It writes well and does not blot. Because it is assembled by the blind, and made in the USA, I am twice sold on the product. The barrel diameter is just right to fit pockets stitched for pens. I have searched long and hard in the local office supply stores and this pen is unbeatable. Just top rated in my opinion.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on May 18, 2011
Amazing! I don't think I will buy any other pen ever again. I was tired of pens skipping and not working correctly... I've not had a problem since buying these. I think I will try the fine point version next :-) For a smaller, basic, dependable pen, I highly recommend this product.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on May 10, 2011
I am really happy with these pens, they fit in my uniform with out catching my pocket and they write forever. Once you find a good pen this reliable is it had to go to a regular ball point pen. Good site and quick delivery.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on April 26, 2011
these pens are AWESOME.......FAST shipping, too.......ordered on Saturday and had my package the following tuesday, very pleased with everything
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on March 25, 2011
16 pages of specifications, written over 40 years ago, govern the design of these humble but high-performing pens. As a result, the pens will write lines "not less than 5000 feet long" with blobs limited to "no more than 15 per 1000 feet." The ink is permanent, too, and will remain even after "two applications of chemical bleach." All American made by skilled blind workers, these pens account for $5 million in sales each year.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on March 17, 2011
As a police officer, we write everything and they last forever. I love these pens! Ink never runs out.
Rating 5 stars (5 / 5 stars) by
on October 14, 2010
I really like these pens because the fit well in my hand and they are light.

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