All three contenders have arrived. I've been carrying the Bic for the past few days and it's done well enough. I don't like it as well as the trusty ole Papermates because of it having corners instead of being round, but I can't fault its performance. The Zebra should be close to the older model that I carried and kept breaking all those years ago. The Jotter is definitely the best looking of the bunch. I wanted a Jotter in black ink, but the only versions I could find with black ink where the Indian made ones. I wanted a French made one. I'll keep the Uniball recommendation in mind if one of these don't fit the bill. My wife likes the Pilot G2 with a 1.0 tip, but that pin leaves a much too wide mark for my tiny writing.