Friday, April 14, 2006

No More Rotring?

"The report of my death was an exaggeration." - Mark Twain, 2 June 1897.

I am rather worried that Rotrings mechanical pencil section won't be able to say that about themselves.

My Rotring Core mechanical pencil arrived in the post yesterday. I have looked at the Core for a long time. Should I buy it or not? It's an unusual design, but its about as "rubber grippy" as you can get. But with Rotring basically withdrawing from the market I felt compelled to get one, simply because choosing to not buy one would no longer be a choice available to me. Other than the fact that they are discontinuing virtually all their writing instruments, I don't really know what's happening with Rotring, so if anyone does, please let me know.

I guess my upcoming reviews of my Rotrings will now be eulogies.

Also on the subject of upcoming reviews - when I look at the list of pencils I have reviewed, I have been ignoring the "economy" and "low" price range pencils, so I'll work on that.


Anonymous said...

How depressing! I love Rotring writing instruments. I have pencils and pens from several of their lines. Their rollerball refills are superb! Guess it's time to stock up now.

Penmaniacs said...

papermate bought rotring i think.

a few weeks ago i bought a rotring tikky 3. it was marked rotring tikky and above that marking was the ugly papermate marking. Still a superb pencil it is though.