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I've only had this pencil...
April 14, 2011
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I've only had this pencil for a few days,
but I am already absolutely in love with it!
At fifteen dollars, and perhaps having a previous reviewer's comment in mind,
I thought this pencil would look and feel cheap in person.
However, what I experienced is that the pencil feels great
and vastly more expensive than the asking price.
Moreover, I think it has plenty of weight to it.
I must admit that when I received it, I kept checking the label disbelievingly
to see if they sent me the 600 or 800 by mistake because the material feels like metal.
In terms of design, the rotring series is unparalleled.
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This is a fantastic value....
January 14, 2012
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This is a fantastic value. I have the Rotring 600, and I actually prefer the 500. It is lighter, yes, but I find the plastic barrel more comfortable in the hand. This is a solid pencil and I highly recommend it.
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For being the little...
February 4, 2011
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For being the little brother to the Rotring 600, this pencil leaves nothing to be desired. Everything is identical with the exception of the weight, and even still it's not a huge difference. The pencil gives off this aura of fine german engineering, it's just plastic instead of metal. They may have used a cheaper material but they didn't skimp on the fitting. No rattling, no bending, 100% solid feel while writing. And I just love the very visible tip of the Rotrings. This is probably one of the best pencils available in terms of quality and engineering.
6 people found this helpful
i just got this pencil...
December 29, 2011
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i just got this pencil a couple of days ago, and i gotta say im loving it, im an artist and functionality along with style is a must, and this has both.
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I bought this pen on...
August 25, 2011
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I bought this pen on a recommendation and I must say the more I use it the more I am pleased with this purchase. It sits well in the hand, consistently draws and writes well on all surfaces and is weighted well for long writing and/or drawing sessions.

If it came in another colour, I'd buy another.
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I have both Rotring 500...
October 6, 2015
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I have both Rotring 500 and 600 and since I bought the 500 I have never used the 600. The 600 is a great pencil but the 500 is lighter so it more practical for extensive use. It is one of the best pencils I have used. The grip and the lead advance mechanism are excellent. Another great advantage of this pencil is the price. I prefer this rather than the pentel graph-gear 1000, which is supposed to be one of the best drafting pencils according to the reviews in Jetpens.

In conclusion, people who have bought the 500 don't need to buy another pencil. It is efficient in every sense of the word.
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Great pencil, but the...
September 14, 2016
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Great pencil, but the erasers hardly erase well at all.
A great, high quality...
July 22, 2016
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A great, high quality drafting pencil from Rotring. The eraser is slightly small for my liking but still a good size for precise erasing. The body of the pencil is metal and gives the pencil a good weight making writing really comfortable. The issue I have with the pencil is that the grip looks new but with normal use the grip wears down and looks really old and they don't sell replacement tips for this pencil.
It's lighter than I expected....
June 30, 2016
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It's lighter than I expected. But it is very good quality.
Package was bad,but the...
April 5, 2016
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Package was bad,but the pen is new and nice!
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