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post #121 of 460
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Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 View Post
good boy
Shuddup. I hate you.
post #122 of 460
Crazy! I didn't realize how many other people put such serious thought into writing instruments. I have a pen and pencil both from the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck collection.

MONTBLANC - Writing Instruments - Meisterstück - Platinum Line Classique

MONTBLANC - Writing Instruments - Meisterstück - Platinum Line Classique

You have to look closely at the picture to tell which is the pencil, and which is the pen.

Before these, I carried around the same cheap clear mechanical pencil for ~7years. It may have been a Pentel. When it broke, I was crushed. So, my girlfriend went to Month Blanc to make me feel much better. That and I had been looking at the Mont Blancs for a long time.
post #123 of 460
Yeah I just get the big packs of the Bics, I use them like crazy.
post #124 of 460
Just a little update of no consequence, but today I wrote a final exam with the rotring 600, exam had a mix of paragraph writing and proofs, and the thing was a joy to use, no pain and it let me write quickly and still keep it readable!

I had long doubted if it was worth the price, but no longer.

[edit] I looked back a page and still, people are talking about the rotring, 13 pages later! Black is the best! however, even though I haven't actually seen the silver one..silver is a bit too flash, people might catch on that it looks and is expensive. oh...and it's stealthy...
post #125 of 460
black looks (from a distance) plastic-ish.
post #126 of 460
I just picked up a couple of the Rotring 600 off of ebay (0.5mm in silver and 0.35mm in black). I prefer the black but the silver looks nice too. They have a nice weight to them. I have been using 0.5mm Alvin Draft/Matics up until this point and the Rotrings feels more solid. The 0.35mm seems to be a little too thin, I keep breaking the lead so I guess I will mostly stick with the 0.5mm in the future.

I actually love mechanical pencils and never knew that you could get one that was significantly better than the Alvin Draft/Matic! I was very happy to find this thread. My wallet was not happy though. :P

Thanks to everyone who suggested this pencil.
post #127 of 460
i'm currently using Rotring Tikky II 0.5mm, have no idea how long i have kept this pencil for... 3-4 years?
post #128 of 460
My old style black Rotring 600 .7 arrived today, funny thing is I haven't even looked at this tread until now. What a great pencil, just by looking at it it's easy to see why. Unfortunately the model I got does not have the retracting tip, does anyone elses have it?
post #129 of 460
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My old style black Rotring 600 .7 arrived today, funny thing is I haven't even looked at this tread until now. What a great pencil, just by looking at it it's easy to see why. Unfortunately the model I got does not have the retracting tip, does anyone elses have it?
Old style doesn't but the new style 600 does. Both are great. I wish the new one had the knurled grip.
post #130 of 460
Thanks for clearing that up unclejr.
post #131 of 460
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im thinking of getting another 600 but this time in black. have 2 silver ones now. god do they kick ass.
post #132 of 460
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im thinking of getting another 600 but this time in black. have 2 silver ones now. god do they kick ass.
I have several of the 600 series pens in silver that don't look quite as good to me as the black ones. My favorite is the lava 0,7 mm pencil. The old style 600 is great and all, just not pocketable.
post #133 of 460
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i have no intentions of carrying a pencil as nice in my pocket. knurled tip or not.

after using the 0.35mm pencil for more than a semester, anything larger, even a 0.7mm seems like im writing with a crayon.

anyone know where i can get 2B lead in 0.35mm? i have a bunch of HB lead but i have to keep dispensing lead very often which is getting to be rather annoying. any harder lead would solve that problem. prefer non absurd shipping (< $10)
post #134 of 460
I just got into pen/pencil turning around Christmas and I have done a few pens here is some pictures, so far it's been so much fun, I have acquired a lot of different woods I have over 45 kinds! The pencil kits I have are all metal, no plastic parts!

Also hunting for incredible burls is great! I plan on turning higher end pens now, those: Majestic Pen Kits at Penn State Industries.

In case anyone is interested the wood from left to right are:

Walnut burl, Chakte Kok (pens)
Walnut burl (pen)
Cocobolo (pen)
Afzelia burl, Acacia (those are pencils)
Checen burl, spalted sugar maple (pens)

Hurray for woodturning-fi + pencil-fi!

Charles





post #135 of 460
I use Lamy pens.




And the same SANFORD PROTOUCH II MECHANICAL PENCIL since 2002 when I started graphic design.
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