| 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.
I use mechanical...
, March 21, 2014
I use mechanical pencils frequently at my job and needed something sturdy. This
pencil is sturdy. It is thin but has a nice, weighty feel to it.
| Superb pencil. I chose...
, May 22, 2013
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
Overall it's wonderful, it's a joy to use, and I get many compliments from it!
| 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.