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A substantial pencil...
, December 6, 2011
A substantial pencil with a fine black finish. Though metal doesn't feel too
cold in winter.
Fed less lead out than Japanese pencils. A favorite.
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I have this in .3mm and...
, March 17, 2011
I have this in .3mm and its full blown metal brother the silver rotring 600,
which is a .5mm, and I'm loving them both.
What I'm saying is, please restock on this so I can complete my collection of
rotring drafting pencils. :D
| I bought this for working...
, October 27, 2013
I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first
thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It is has a good weight. It
feels durable. The round knurled grip is secure without being too rough, and is
slightly smaller than the diameter of the hard plastic hexagonal barrel. The
advancement of the lead is positive. There is no way to retract or cap the tip,
so it is not "pocket safe". Of the mechanical pencils having a knurled metal
grip, the Rotring 500 is my favorite. The Alvin Draft/matic is a close second
due to the coarser knurling, round barrel, and cushioned tip. Some pencils I
try, but lose interest. The Rotring 500 is a classic pencil that holds my
| Horrible buying experience...
, December 20, 2013
Horrible buying experience with Jetpens this time. Last month, I ordered this
pen and received it few days later (fast shipping as always). Unfortunately, I
got a pen showing some scratches (oh no, not again). I don't want to believe
that they sent me a pen that was already used. I rather think that Jetpens
needs to find a better way to store their inventory in the warehouse (to prevent
them from rubbing together). Anyway, the pen was not acceptable to me. I
requested RMA and processed the return. I had a simple and smooth return with
Jetpens before (a pair of $ 6.75 scissors by USPS first class). However, I
failed to consider that Rotring 500 0.7 mm is so popular on eBay, and I still
sent it by USPS first class. I have never lost mail before. What bad luck, my
Rotring 500 package vanished after three weeks of waiting and emailing Jetpens
back and forth. I even attached my mailing receipt from UPSP to them. Jetpens
said they cannot do anything unless I can provide a tracking number.
Sigh....... I learned my lesson here.