I bought this pencil...
, April 6, 2012
I bought this pencil and after using it I fell in love with it. It is a very
solid and reliable pencil. When I dropped it at work and bent the tip I nearly
cried. This pencil is thin, well designed and built, slightly heavy (not so
heavy that it makes your hand tired) and very official both looking and feeling.
Compared to other mechanical pencils I have purchased, The Rotring line is not a
pathetic attempt of a company to make as much money as they can from their
products. They may cost a little more then other mechanical pencils, but they
are worth it.
I would HIGHLY recommend considering the Rotring 800 (although I do not have one
at the moment) because the tip on the 600 is breakable and you don't want to
break it without a replacement. I would also recommend a thinner lead like 0.5
or less because the thicker lead doesn't write as clearly as the thinner lead
does. I would also recommend if you buy the 600, buy one or two spare tips
because if you miss your pocket and drop it tip first... Also, I would recommend
buying the lead on JetPens because the lead doesn't smear.
If you want or need a very strongly built mechanical pencil, THIS IS YOUR