B5 Systems

Anyone Ever Get The Blue Ones?

The ubiquitous government issue Skilcraft pen. I always got the black ones but apparently they came in blue as well.

14 Responses to “Anyone Ever Get The Blue Ones?”

  1. Bennie says:

    Never saw a blue one in 24 years of active duty.

  2. Doc Ras says:

    Its the Mandela Effect!

  3. Bob says:

    Blue Falcon pen?

  4. Shillelagh Pog says:

    Black was good for 2 sigs and a return on the inter-dept mail manila. Blue wasn’t.

  5. EFOS says:

    I have one or two blue pens.

  6. tirod3 says:

    Never saw a blue one, but did know about the hack of using a Fisher refill in them. Everybody had their special – remember the Parker woodland camo pens? But nobody would take a issue pen and it was all yours to use.

    Along with the memo book you were well set up for any office business. That pen and those journals were a required item even in the field.

  7. Alpha2 says:

    There is seldom seen *rare* red one as well.

  8. JD says:

    I thought they were all blue-black

  9. Matt says:

    I found four of the black ones in my old footlocker in the basement. The plastic had oxidized but it cleaned up with some alcohol.

  10. Jon says:

    I had to order a bunch of these for the UPL tests (aka urinalysis) so Soldiers could sign in blue. The GSA catalog has the NSNs on these. I prefer this style of Skillcraft pen (Black, Blue, Red) over the other plastic pens.

  11. Ray Forest says:

    I still have my last one tucked away in my 201 files. Finding a box of those was like finding gold. Grab them quick and make off with them before someone tries to make you split them up. I too have seen the red one but I have never seen the Blue. Signed many a pay book line with those pens back when the 1SG would have you sign in in the morning and sign out in the afternoon.

  12. FRIEND says:

    Seen a bunch of the blue ones at embassies, actually.

  13. Vince says:

    Bought some recently on Amazon. Cheap, durable and last a long time. Been using these things since the 80’s and they never go out of style!

  14. Mark Drinkwater says:

    We have blue and black ones in fedworld but only had black ones in the army