The Rotring 600, although narrower and slightly less comfortable than the
Staedtler 925-25, is my favorite due to its solid construction. The Rotring 600
can feel unbalanced if I grab it too close to the tip. Nevertheless, its
absolute precision elegantly accompanies its distinctive, clinical appearance.
If I could only choose one pencil, it would be this one.
The Staedtler Regulator is really neat with its ability to adjust how much lead
comes out per click. The grip is comfortable, though a little bit too wide
(which you might like), and the pencil doesn't feel as solid as say the Rotring
600. For me, the Staedtler 925-25-03 has the perfect width. However, neither
of the Staedtlers feels as solid as the Rotring 600 (which though a bit narrow,
doesn't rattle like the Staedtler under pressure).
The Staedtler 925-25-03 is my second favorite for its comfort and precision (my
favorite is the Rotring 600). The width is ideal, and the weight is balanced.
However, the cap tends to rattle when I'm writing small characters quickly
(perhaps I'm pushing hard under pressure, but this isn't a problem I have with
the Rotring). Nevertheless, I can see the Staedtler 925 being chosen above the
Rotring and viceversa. They are both wonderful pencils.
When you first get it, it is beautiful. But even with care, the pen gets nicked
and dented easily. After a few months of use, the paint flakes off. Wish that
the finish was permanent and not superficial.
I judge my multipens by whether or not they can fit this component. This is the
best writing instrument. It isn't as smooth as a wider tip; however, the very
slight scratchiness gives you greater control over each of your characters. The
line is extremely fine and looks perfect.
This is a magnificent pen. I adore the .3mm gel ink refills.
Two warnings: (1) the cap will scratch up the tip of the pen. It is a very tight
cap and it will erode the widest part of the tip after some use. Nevertheless,
the cap will never fully erode the tip, and even after six months of heavy use,
the cap snaps on quite securely. (2) You will probably end up holding the cap in
your hand or storing it somewhere (like your pocket or pencil case) because the
cap makes the pen awkwardly top heavy. I always end up using the pen without the
Would be perfect if available in .3mm. When you receive this pencil, it will be
smaller than you imagined! That is the satisfaction of ordering such a compact
and handy writing utensil. Now I can conveniently carry it with the current book
I read for underlining. Useful for simple tasks like occasionally writing short
notes, underlining, and bracketing passages in a text. However, don't expect to
write for very long since this tiny pen will probably cramp your hand (unless
you are a young child)!
I wish these pencils were available in .3mm. Beside that, these are the most
elegant mechanical pencils I've ever seen.
The pencil is really, really well designed. Many pens and pencils with caps
function poorly with the cap on the back end, and I usually have to store the
cap while using the writing utensil. Not the Kerry. The cap becomes the rest of
the pencil into an elegant writing form.