Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Silver Body

Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Silver Body

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3.7 (7 reviews)
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The Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic pencil has a sturdy design that features a coated all-metal body and traditional knurled grip. Perfect for everyday note taking or heavy-duty writing, the Hex-O-Matic has an eraser under the top knock button cap, and a sliding 0.7 mm size lead sleeve. Add a vintage touch to your writing arsenal with the Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic.

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This is the one This...
July 16, 2015
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This is the one
This is the pencil I have been searching for. I have gone through Rotring 800, TWSBI, Graphgear 1000, Uni Shift, and many others. This one is in my pocket every day. It has all of the features that I have been looking for:
- Knurled grip close to the tip, not as slippery as Rotring 800 or TWSBI
- Weight and balance, solid without being awkwardly heavy
- Simple, reliable mechanism
- Retractable and sliding lead sleeve which is precision crafted without wobble, as well built as TWSBI
I am getting my name engraved on this one because I see how enviously co-workers look at it.
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Superb pencil. I chose...
May 22, 2013
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Superb pencil. I chose this after weeks of review. It seems a great alternative to some of the Rotrings out there. I've been using one everyday as a student for months, and I really don't have any complaints. The tip retracts like it should, and is relatively stable. There is a very slight amount of play when drawing very small circles, and you can feel it if you play with the tip with your fingers, but when writing it's not noticeable at all. Build quality is fantastic, full metal with the exception of the lead tube which is plastic. But as long as you don't try and forcibly break it, it will last a lifetime I'm sure. There are a few machining marks on it, but overall nothing to complain over.

Overall it's wonderful, it's a joy to use, and I get many compliments from it!
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Is this a bootleg that...
April 26, 2014
Is this a bootleg that i got?
Back when i was looking, i was torn between this and Rotring 600, ultimately i went with this Retro 51, not only a bit cheaper but also has retractable tip which is very nice. What i got is a sturdy pen with no fault so far.
So why the low point?
When i bought it, i has expected a silver shine that shout out " I am made of metal !", but what i got a is a white body with cheap look white coating that could easily replicate with a spray can. And that coating is easily damaged as well ! I stored it in a pencil case yet after a week of use, already some edge's paint came off.
The common problem with buying online, the preview images only show you the product at its best or prototype stage, I can live with that. But when i bought a SILVER pen, i has every rights to not expect a certifiable seller like Jetpens to delivered me an WHITE pen instead.
Do not mistaken, the pen itself still very good, with its hexagon package as well, just that i feel like being taken for a fool.
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Great pencil! I have...
September 6, 2012
Great pencil! I have koh-i-noor rapidomatics and rotrings in the same style. The retractable tip is really nice. The only thing I don't love is the grip is a little too smooth. I can't find a grip like the old koh-i-noors that are really sharp diamonds. I got the black but wish I had gotten the sliver.
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A perfect pencil for...
September 19, 2016
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A perfect pencil for the go!

I wanted a pencil with a similar feel as the legendary Rotring 600 with a retractable sleeve that didn't cost the ridiculous $50+ the Rotring 800 cost. This is such pencil!

Basically, everything about it is just right. The grip is smooth yet grippy, the body is quite sturdy, and the sleeve doesn't wooble. I can't think of a better pencil to take with you.

My only gripe with it is that it only comes in .7mm, and that, in my opinion, is a bad limitation. That's why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5.