Over at Amazon, they have a deal of the day on some pens and pencils, today only. Included in that deal is the Rotring 600 0.5mm black barrel mechanical pencil.
I bought one of these back in April, for $18.07 from Amazon. It’s a nice pencil, and I’ve been meaning to review it.
The Rotring 600 has a good feel to it, as it’s made from metal. The grip, the body – all metal. It has a precision tip and an eraser is hidden behind the lead advancement cap.
There are plenty of mechanical pencils I can recommend, and despite using this one for a bit, I’m not quite sure how it compares with my others. What I do know is that it does stand with my other favorites.
Right now, it’s $13.60 minus an additional 5% if you “clip the coupon” on the final page.
Price: $12.92 after coupon (you’ll see the price in your cart at checkout)
Buy Now(0.5 mm in black via Amazon)
My Rotring 600 packaging said made in Japan.
If you prefer a thicker lead, the Rotring 600 in 0.7 mm and silver finish is priced even better at the moment – $10.49
Buy Now(0.7 mm in silver) – thanks to TonyT for the tip!
Deal ends at 3am ET 12/20/18, unless supplies sell out sooner.
If you need 0.5 mm pencil lead refills, Pentel AIN is good stuff. The pencil also works with whatever 0.5 mm lead refills you can find locally or elsewhere.
Also on sale:
- Rotring Rapid PRO mechanical pencil
- Parker Jotter pen in stainless steel
- All similar products on sale
I also bought a Jotter 2-pack back in April, for $17.26. At the time I wanted to replace my stainless that I had misplaced, and could have used a backup pen. Right now the Jotter is $7. I might use saved up Amazon gift card points to buy another. They’re very good pocketable pens, and I’ve been using them for 15-18 years now. I now use them with Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 refills, although I wish a finer point were available.