OMG. Ballpoint pens have been around for a long fucking time. I honestly didn't realize how long until I decided to make a video showing you all how to get one to flow. I mean, honestly - how many times have you had a ballpoint that clearly has ink in it just refuse to write? I can't tell you how many BICs I've thrown in the trash. That was before I knew!
If a ballpoint pen has ink, it WILL write. Trust me! So, I did a little video about my pen issue. Maybe it will help you, but I also think it's just important to understand the ballpoint. Pens.com has some great info about ballpoint pens if you want to go further down the rabbit hole.
This is basically every ballpoint - except it may or may not have the spring and thrust - that version is called a STICK PEN. I always loved a good stick pen because I was a cap chewer.
Here's the video I recorded for you all regarding getting your ballpoint to flow again. I hope this is helpful. Feel free to always reach out with questions or comments. I would love to hear your thoughts on ballpoints. Love them? Hate them? Did you know they've been around since 1888?