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#1 penandbeyond

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 15:34

I just got the feedback about the Rotring Surf fountain pen from some customers back.

The Rotring Surf is a fountain pen for under $9 and comes in four colors blue, salmon, yellow and green. The barrel is made of plastic and it feels and looks good. The colors are bright and nice. My only concern was the clip, I thought the clip would break quite fast but so far I had no returns or complaints. The most surprising fact is the nib. Furnished with a medium which draws more a fine line than a medium but is not too smooth, steady and looks perfect. Even the ink flow is perfect.

I was also surprised about the fact, that I thought this might be a good starter fountain pen for kids but I mostly sell them to customers who are fare away from this age.

However, a nice pen and a eyecatcher for und $9 which writes like a expensive pen. Jep ... that's my impression.

Edited by penandbeyond, 27 August 2010 - 16:27.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 14:28

Thank-you for the review.

I used to love thier BP's and used them exclusively years ago. The aluminum ones with the knurled ends. Great grip.

Where is this one made if I may ask?

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#3 penandbeyond

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 19:04

Thank-you for the review.

I used to love thier BP's and used them exclusively years ago. The aluminum ones with the knurled ends. Great grip.

Where is this one made if I may ask?

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That is hard to say nowadays ... the nib was made in Germany but as I wrote you never know exactly where the nibs etc. come from. In 1998 Rotring changed to Sanford, therefore the factory in Hamburg / Germany was closed in the beginning of 2002 or 2003. The production of the fountain pens and the ballpoints was moved to the UK and France, only the Distribution Department and the Logistic remained in Hamburg.

However, I love to write with the fountain pen and with the Pelikan brillant brown ink it is perfect. I have never thought that I replace my Visconti or Delta with the Rotring :-)

#4 lovemy51

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:41

It is very fashion! But I like S.T.Dupont Fountain Pens .


huh?

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:47

for the price,it is a real deal. the pen looks nice in the pictures and though the plastic clip gives me the shivers, it will be just fine with careful handling i suppose. a lot of ball pens have plastic clips anyway.

the review is precise.

tks.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 15:31

WANT WANT WANT WANT

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 20:04

for the price,it is a real deal. the pen looks nice in the pictures and though the plastic clip gives me the shivers, it will be just fine with careful handling i suppose. a lot of ball pens have plastic clips anyway.

the review is precise.

tks.

krishna.

hmm, i've never seen a bic stick pen with a busted clip! :ltcapd:






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