Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil - 0.35 mm - Black Body

Spend a few minutes with the Rotring 600 and you'll understand why it has been so frequently requested at JetPens. This highly sought after product has a weight and feel that represents what a professional drafting pencil should be to many people. It has an all metal brass body, traditional knurled grip, fixed 4 mm sleeve, lead grade indicator (with knurled metal casing) and clip. It has a very technical look and will appeal to engineers for its solid construction and lead advancement mechanism. The guide pipe gives an excellent view of the lead. The pencil has a 8 mm diameter grip and 9 mm hexagonal body shape. The subtle change in body shape links this modern drafting pencil with its wooden pencil ancestors. Top cap holds an eraser and also features the iconic Rotring red circle.
Model NumberROTRING 502603
Weight1.1 ounces
Body Color Black
Body Material Metal
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 8.1 mm
Diameter - Max 9.1 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Metal
Knurled Finger Grip Yes
Lead Diameter 0.3 mm
Lead Grade Indicator Yes
Lead Sleeve Length 4.2 mm
Length - Body 14.1 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable Yes

Frequently Bought Together

Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil - 0.35 mm - Black Body - ROTRING 502603
Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - 2B - PENTEL C273-2B
Total Price: $41.30
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I meant to say that The...
October 27, 2011
I meant to say that The platinum pro-use II looks much thicker than my rotring's grip, which I why I just ordered one. But still I really enjoy the look and feel of the silver .35 rotring.
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the rotring 600 is one...
November 23, 2014
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the rotring 600 is one of the best pencils I've ever had. it has a look and feel unlike any other drafting pencil I've tried. sure it's a bit on the pricey side, but you're paying for the professional quality. the only thing that i don't like is the hole at the top of the knock button that shows off the eraser. it's not a big problem for me, but i figured you should know.
Absolutely in love. I...
March 25, 2014
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Absolutely in love. I bought this to do organic chemistry problem sets and other problems, and I LOVE it. Took the advice and got the 2B lead, I couldn't be happier. Well worth the outlay.
Higher end of the scale...
March 11, 2014
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Higher end of the scale in terms of weight, quality, and of course most notably the price. It has been a great addition to my collection. I own the .35mm and .5 black variants.
This pencil delivers...
February 10, 2014
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This pencil delivers all that's needed in a mechanical pencil, ONLY what's needed, and it takes every little detail to perfection. From tip to cap:

- The lead sleeve is sturdy and perfectly visible at all times;
- In conjunction with Pentel's high quality lead, the precise mechanism and sleeve hold the lead well, do not wobble or shear the lead and allow fine writing with spectacular endurance*;
- The mechanism is not clicky (to my slight disappointment) but it is very tactile and precise;
- The knurled grip completely eliminates slip without being biting or grating**;
- The lead sleeve and grip assembly is replaceable, so this pencil will follow you for life even if you manage to jam it or break the sturdy lead sleeve;
- The hexagonal body is stylish and practical in that it keeps the pencil from rolling;
- The clip is low-profile, bendable yet strong;
- The lead grade indicator has just the right amount of friction so it's easy to set and won't drift away;
- The cap fits between the barrel and the body using a simple yet ingenious little protruding strip of metal that bends when you insert the cap.

I used 0.9mm for over 5 years and decided to take a big plunge into extra-fine writing. I am SO GLAD I did. This pencil, in combination with the lead I chose, Pentel Ain Stein 0.3mm B grade, smoothly creates dark, crisp, smudge-resistant lines. It is truly writing paradise.

*: With 0.8mm of lead extended (two clicks), I apply as much pressure as I used to on 0.9mm and it doesn't even come close to breaking. I had my dad try it, he who is used to writing huge letters in wooden pencils which are practically indestructible in comparison to mechanical pencil lead, and he had no issues at all. I can write very legible text with a full centimeter of lead extended (!!!!!) while most people I know use cheapass 0.5mm lead and a dollar pencil and their leads are exploding constantly. Sucks to be them!

** A little trick for picking up little specks of dust from the grip is to use a soft eraser and just press it against the area where a speck of dust got stuck, without rubbing (rubbing intently with your finger or an eraser will make it worse). The dust will adhere to the eraser and you can keep your grip nice and black. Wipe your eraser and repeat as needed.