February 16, 2011
I have both the matte black and silver versions of the 0.5 mm Rotring 600
drafting pencil. I use them for technical drawing, mostly. Writing with these
pencils is a pleasure, also. Some reviewers have posted some slight negatives
about the weight / balance of this pencil. They might have a point, but I write
with my silver model regularly, and I love the way it feels and handles. I use
2b lead when I am writing. In my opinion, hard lead with a heavy pencil is
cumbersome for writing. So, the softer lead does the trick. But my primary use
for these pencils is technical drawing, with drafting implements. In this
application, the Rotring 600 is my favorite pencil, without a doubt. The balance
is perfect for hand positions and pencil angles related to accurate drawing.
Like another reviewer said, these pencils just might be the best model jetpens
Rotring 600 drafting pencils make great gifts, even if the one receiving it
doesn't own a drafting table.
Please restock. Thanks for the fair price, Jetpens. Others seem to gouge on the
price for this pencil.
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