The Bic Mentor seems to be Bic’s budget line. Unlike the Critérium and and Gilbert lines, it is available in a single grade – HB.
The pencil is hexagonal with an unfinished end. It has gold lettering on a bright red finish.
The lead seems to be somewhat scratchy.
I’m not sure if these are in current production, but the Mentor appears to be one of Bic’s last made in France pencils still for sale in 2009.
My thanks to blog reader Frank for sending me this pencil. I’ll try to add a full photo at a later date.
Further reading: Official product page.