Rotring 600 Mechanical Pencil ReviewFor a while now I have been in contact with Ovidiu from Romania who is a fellow collector of mechanical pencils. I’ve been twisting his arm to write a guest review for my blog, and eventually he succumbed to the pressure, and so, here is his review of the Rotring 600 mechanical pencil.
I have used the Rotring 600 many times, for writing mostly and very rarely for quick drawing. The feeling is that of a solid instrument, one that won’t let you down. It is very well put together, you don’t feel any play in the mechanism. The weight is very well distributed, with the center of gravity somewhere around the centre of the pencil. Personally, I prefer the weight to be distributed towards the grip, but that’s just me… that’s probably why I like Ohto Super Promecha so much. The grip can feel a little slippery after long periods of writing sessions. The brushed texture of the body guarantees that the pencil will remain scratch free for a long period of time, with minimal care.
All in all a fantastic, almost perfect pencil with a technical, robust and simple design, a real trendsetter at the time it was launched, and one that I highly recommend.
- Best points: The design and build quality, the history behind it.
- Not so good points: You have to be very picky to find something wrong with it, but honestly I wished a thicker grip.
Thickness: 9 mm (the hexagonal barrel across points), 7mm diameter for the grip.
Price range: Medium
OK, thanks Ovidiu. I’ll look forward to something about the Ohto Super Promecha in the future :-)
Link to Rotring 600 Model Identification