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December 7, 2013
I was amazed with this...
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I was amazed with this pencil when I saw it. I ordered the pencil from JetPens and was so looking forward to using it based on the Rotring name alone. Shocked and disappointed with this pencil is more like it.

I had the pencil for just over a week when one day leaving work, I was on the phone and walking out of the foyer of my office with a handful of my tablet, my portable hard drive and a roll of drawings, along with my Rotring. I said to myself, "Why don't I put the pen in my shirt pocket so that's one less thing to carry." I squeeze my phone between my shoulder and ear, grab the pencil with my now free hand, attempt to put it in my shirt pocket and miss. Much to my surprise the pencil hits the tile floor and breaks completely in two! The red joint between the two halves is just plastic and it snapped right in half. That is unacceptable for a pencil of this caliber and price. If you buy this aluminum pencil...prepare to baby it.

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February 21, 2012
I own many different...
I own many different 600, 800 and also Rapid Pro. I really can’t understand how somebody can say that the 800 is superior to the Rapid Pro. The 800 has a nice grip, nice quality, heavy stuff. But the tip of the 0.5 of the 800 compared to the tip of the Rapid Pro is “butter”. The 800 has this great “pocked safe” feature. But it is only great to save your pockets. When you can draw and/or write simultaneously with the 800 and the Rapid Pro you can really tell the difference. The Rapid Pro in my opinion is the best Rotring pencils available at the moment. Very stable, very comfortable, really a pleasure to use. Far superior from the 0.5 800. I am giving 4 stars because of the price. Please notice that the RapidPro price is 24.9 euro in Europe (less than 33 dollars). If you purchase them in stock you can get for sure a better price. I think that a selling price of 40 dollars should be fine.

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September 18, 2011
I have to disagree with...
I have to disagree with some of the reviews written here. This mechanical pencil, in my limited opinion, is WAY superior than the Rotring 600. I had the two of them, and I fell this one superior in almost every aspect. At least for my tastes this is a better pencil. Is longer, wider, and lighter than the rotting 600, AND it's pocket safe. I written a full head to head comparison in my site, feel free to check at

The only negative point is the price, other than that, I can't recommend enough this puppy. But black of course!.

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May 24, 2011
I just wanted to make...
I just wanted to make the comment that on this pencil is not half-price. It is less than 28 pounds, which at the current exchange rate of 1.62 USD to 1 GBP makes the pencil about $45. Standard shipping to the US is 10 pounds, so the total price would be about $60. While it can be found for slightly less (I think pixie mall sells it for $49), rating an item low just based on the price is not standard practice. Feel free to include comments about price vs. quality, but please don't make that your only comment. It is not helpful. Review the actual product.

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May 4, 2014
Fabulous pencil, one...
Fabulous pencil, one of my favorites. I've been accumulating technical pencils for several years, and this one shot right to the top. It oozes quality, and the silver finish is simply gorgeous. Solid, good heft, retractable point, reliable mechanism, the Rapid Pro has it all. Better than the 600, far better than the awful 800. But if this pencil isn't for you, go have a look at the Platinum Pro Use I and II, my other favorites.

March 10, 2013
I love this 0.5 mm pencil....
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I love this 0.5 mm pencil. I even purchased the Rapid Pro 1.0 mm ball point pen and the 2.0 mm lead holder (all silver). I bought a beautiful leather 3 pen case from Fountain Pen International (New York) and put together, what I believe to be, the ultimate set. For me anyway, the Rapid Pro is the perfect instrument from Rotring.

January 19, 2012
Buy this pen. You will...
Buy this pen. You will absolutely love it. Ive had mine for about a week. I have a tried and true waterman I have been using for a while. Gave it up for daily use for this baby, although its slightly longer, the knurled end helps you write easier. You can control it quite well. Buy it. You will love it.

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May 12, 2011
Worst waste of $57 dollars....
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Worst waste of $57 dollars. Should've gotten a 600. Compared to my rotring 800, this pencil is crap. The page says its heavier than the 800 (rapid pro 1.85oz, 800 1.2oz), yet when I got my rapid pro, I thought was significantly lighter than the 800. Also, is the barrel plastic or something? I thought the rapid pro was supposed to be all metal? Anyways, I think this pencil is way overpriced for its quality. Its grip, barrel, and overall sturdiness is far inferior to the 800. I'd recommend either getting the 800 or the 600 over this pencil

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