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Just got a new Rotring...
, June 19, 2011
Just got a new Rotring 600 for Father's Day! I'm so excited to finally have one,
but so scared to use it at the same time! Everything about the pencil is
awesome; it's just that sleeve that is oh so fragile that has me watching every
move with this pencil.
The weight is a little more than I'm used to with my other plastic barreled
pencils, but I'm getting used to it. I absolutely love the metal knurled grip.
The pencil is a little thinner than I thought it would be which is a bonus,
because I love thin barreled pencils!
All in all this pencil takes the cake. Precision engineering and design, with a
It's a shame that all the good quality pencils are made and sold in other
countries; and all the sloppy plastic crap is sold here in the U.S. I'm so glad
Jetpens is there to bridge that gap for us American pen/pencil fanatics.
Keep up the good work JetPens!
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Creates instant jealousy...
, March 1, 2011
Creates instant jealousy from coworkers and fellow students. Holds lead firmly,
and feels like it was made with the same precision and attention given to a
rifle. Lead extension is solid and consistent, and makes me actually want to do
my homework because I get to use it!
Only complaint is the eraser size, but i just carry around a Pentel click erase,
and that takes care of that.
Also, i thought is pencil was bigger than it actually is. it's pretty small.
all that said i would buy it again in a heartbeat
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I just received my black...
, February 26, 2011
I just received my black 600 today. I ordered it as soon as I noticed they were
back in stock a few days ago. Just got it yesterday! Super fast shipping (I used
the free standard).
As for the pencil itself, it's lovely. I disagree with those that said it was
too heavy for extended writing and work. I just worked 5 hours of differential
equations homework and it was a joy to use. Don't get me wrong, it's not a
lightweight pencil, but it sits very comfortably in my hand. It's very solid,
and I can just tell it's going to last me years.
I like the finish of the black. It's not smooth metal, it has almost a
powdercoat feeling, a slightly rough matte feel. The grip is not overly-rough in
my opinion. The points of the knurling are flat, and it feels solidly planted in
I use Pentel Ain High-Polymer lead in it (HB) and it performs flawlessly. Nice
and dark and no breakage. It feeds nice, with a satisfying "snick" as the lead
advances. The mechanism feels very solid, and advances consistently.
A quality pencil well worth the money. The only down side I can see would be the
guide pipe possibly breaking (as others have said.) I am careful with my things,
however, and this shouldn't be a problem.
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Oh my, this is an absolutely...
, November 4, 2011
Oh my, this is an absolutely lovely pencil. Writing with it is pure joy. Really.
It's weighted beautifully, it works like a dream. It feels amazing in the hand.
It looks sharp. The only problem with the pen is that I'm paranoid about the
tip. I leave it in my office and don't carry it with me very often because I
would hate (HATE!) to have this tip damaged. I haven't been able to justify the
expense of the 800 with a retractable tip yet, but I love this pencil so much
that I suspect that at some point I will. Really, if you don't plan on carrying
this around in your pocket all the time, you can't do better. This makes every
other drafting pencil I have ever used seem like a toy in comparison.
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I just received it today...
, July 22, 2011
I just received it today and its awesome. I LOVE how solid this pencil is. I
don't need to press down to write because it weighs enough that I can just guide