The Paper Mate PhD is a great option for those looking for a comfortable and quality writing instrument that won't break the bank. I am pleasantly surprised with the functionality of this pen. The PhD is a multi-pen offering three options: a black ballpoint, red ballpoint, and mechanical pencil.
The Paper Mate PhD feels solid for its inexpensive price and is made of what seems to be a strong shock absorbing plastic. I am not overly pleased with the PhD's clip as I feel it may break after heavy use. The rubber grip on the PhD; however, is one of the most comfortable I've used. It is firm but grooved to fit your hand perfectly. The curvatures in the grip actually helped with penmanship. The refills are surprisingly smooth offering fairly clean lines for a ballpoint pen. I have had zero blotting since I began using the pen.
Penman's Final Remark:
Overall, I have greatly enjoyed using the Paper Mate PhD. The comfortable grip and multiple writing selections make it extremely convenient. I would definitely purchase this pen again if I were looking for an all-purpose writing instrument.