A customizable multi pen, or multi function pen, lets you fill a pen body with your choice of refills. While most multi pens let you pick from ballpoint and gel ink refills, some are compatible with mechanical pencil components. Some of these multi pens let you make your own multi mechanical pencil. Both artists and students will appreciate the ability to switch between leads of different sizes and grades. You can even make a multi color pencil by filling it with colored leads. Read on to see which multi pen bodies can be used to create a multi pencil.
The Coleto’s inner workings can be a little daunting—check out our guide on How to Refill the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto to learn how to install and refill the mechanical pencil components.
The Uni Style Fit is available in pen bodies that can hold three, four, or five components. While there are plenty of body options, mechanical pencil components are only available in a 0.5 mm tip size.
If you would like to fill the mechanical pencil with graphite lead, you can swap out the colored lead. 0.5 mm components are available separately and make it easier to tell the difference between components filled with colored lead or graphite.
The Sun-Star Nicolo can be refilled with 0.3 mm and 0.5 mm lead.
- How to Refill the Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen
- Uni Style Fit: A Comprehensive Guide
- How to Refill Leads for Multi Pens
- The Best Mechanical Pencil Leads
- Mechanical Pencil Lead Size Comparison
- The Best Lead Grade for Every Application
- The Best Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads
- How to Clear a Mechanical Pencil Lead Jam
Making your own multi pencil is as easy as picking a multi pen body and filling it with mechanical pencil components. Shop our recommendations below and let us know in the comments what you would use a multi pencil for.