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A Rotring Fountain Pen Review


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#1 rochester21

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:03

First of all, i`m sorry for the name of the topic, i just couldn`t find out the model of the fountain pen i`m reviewing. I will attach some pictures, maybe someone will identify it, eventually. An now, to the actual review.

1. Design and construction- 8/10. I believe this an early 1990s model, with a straight body, simple clip, and a unmarked nib. The shape reminds me of that of the montblanc noblesse. Although it doesn`t seem to be a high-end model, it has a gold, linear pattern that is very interesting(see the pictures below), with a nice texture, similar to satin.
Construction wise, it`s decent. Body and cap are made from metal, and the cap clicks on securely. Still, i am a little hesitant as to how the satin-like finish will hold in time, and the section tends to unscrew by itself from the barrel of the pen. The biggest drawback however, is that it seems i can`t post the cap, it simply slips off.

2. Weight and dimensions- 8.5/10. This pen has a medium weight and measures 13.5 cm capped, having a diameter of about 0.8 cm, making it a slim model. Balance without posting the cap is ok.

3. Nib and performance- 9,5/10. This is actually the part where this rotring really surpassed my expectations. The nib itself has a plain design, nothing special here, and lays down a semi-wet medium line. It is quite smooth, rigid and wrote without hesitation when i first filled it up. No skipping issues, which is always a good thing. Also, it`s quite tolerant when changing the angle of writing. I`m quite impressed, considering the price i paid for it.

4. Filling system and value for money- 9/10. This pen is a cartridge filler, and came with a standard twist-type converter. I believe it takes standard-size cartridges. I personally prefer this type of pens, no need to dipping the pen in ink in order to fill it up, and it is simple to perform maintenance on it.
I paid about 8 usd for this pen, and i`m quite happy with that, considering it was unused when i got it. It came with a plane black plastic box, that can be opened by sliding the top side. All-in-all, a very decent pen, with an interesting finish and good writing capabilities.

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#2 JLS1

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 14:17

Wow - if I hadn't seen the Rotring name on the cap and the red ring on the top, I would never have guessed this was a Rotring! Nice catch!

#3 watch_art

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 20:41

That's really nice. Thanks for the review.

Reminds me of the Lamy Studio.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:21

Thanks for the review, that looks like quite the deal for $8. It's enchanting how the most undecorated nibs can be the best writers and vice versa


Reminds me of the Lamy Studio.

Me too.
It's almost a blend of a Lamy Studio, a MB Noblesse, and a Lamy CP1
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:23

Nobody knows what it is? How am I going to index this!? :P

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 16:42

Fantabulous pen even for more than twice what you paid for it! Congrats!
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:25

I have my eyes on 3-4 of these right now....

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 21:43

I have my eyes on 3-4 of these right now....


Do you know what it's called please?!
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 21:47

I have my eyes on 3-4 of these right now....


Do you know what it's called please?!
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Unfortunately I have no idea...neither does the seller....:hmm1:






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