The four pack is a GREAT idea. Strongly recommended, if you can. Personally, I can't stand 0.7mm leads, and I'm not very good at keeping the 0.3/0.35 leads alive (although I want to revisit them, someday). Some people like myself have very strong preferences, and I'd hate for you to realize that you are the same, and ended up with the wrong one!
I don't know about the Pentel P pencils on eBay, it looks okay, but did you check jetpens? If they aren't on there, I guess you could go with an eBayer.
The Rotring seller hkokoro has sold to some people a few pages back, and they're happy!
Let us know how you like the Tikky II. I'm curious about it :)
Originally Posted by attika89
Yeah, I saw the 800 2mm and its ~$62 so the question is: Buy a 600 0,5 AND a 2mm, or buy a 800 2mm
That Fixpencil 77 looks great as well and it might be cheaper then the Rotring 600
The choice is yours to make. If you go the Fixpencil route, try a cap color other than red. I found that the black + red Rotring 600 and Fixpencil with red cap are nice and look sweet together, but I think variety is cool as well. In case you were wondering, you can buy the caps for the Fixpencil separately, and there is no difference between the colors (it's just a lead pointer/sharpener).
Yeah, I was in a similar situation with the choice of the 800 2mm (so pretty!) and he 600 0.5 + 600 2mm (0.5 is a beauty, while 2mm is clunky + ugly, in my humble opinion). I immediately fell in love with the Fixpencil, also because I read somewhere that Caran D'Ache was something like the first company to make leadholders, and I'm a sucker for that type of stuff. If you do go that way, you can sometime find them in art stores. Some info I got from researching/owning it:
The pencil is light. SO LIGHT. In a good way, in my opinion. Also, it is sturdy as hell! It's a really nice combo. For maths and the like, I definitely prefer it to the Rotring for everyday writing. For writing essays and such, the Rotring is just so perfect and precise, it's a very nice writing experience (600 has the most satisfying click I've felt. Hopefully the click doesn't start to weaken).
The Fixpencil 77 takes full sized (that is, what is most readily available) 2mm leads. The other Fixpencils (FP 22, if I recall) are shorter in length, and take Caran D'Ache replacements (or you could break the full sized ones). I personally fin the length of the 77 perfect.
Anyways, let us know which way you end up going. And, if you go with the 600 2mm, post pics! I think it could be a really awesome pencil, but the pics I've seen aren't that good. I'd love for you to change my mind about it!
Edited by iPoodz - 5/18/10 at 10:49am