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 4.0 (4 customer reviews)
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May 22, 2013
Superb pencil. I chose...
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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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September 6, 2012
Great pencil! I have...
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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April 26, 2014
Is this a bootleg that...
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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March 21, 2014
I use mechanical...
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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.