I love my Caran D'Ache Fixpencil and I like the 844 mechanical pencil. Now I'd like to buy an 849 ballpoint too.
The Fixpencil beats the 844 partly because it has a matt coating rather than the slick, shiny lacquer of the 844. Which of the 849s have a matt coating? Perhaps the Paul Smith versions? What about the other special editions like the raw aluminium, brut rosé and goldbar?
I'm afraid that only the 844/849 Black one has a matte finish, almost identical to the fixpencil:
I believe the 'Metal Gray Original' has the matt finish as well but it's raw lacker so it's not as matte as the black one and has some 'metallic' effect into it due to the raw aluminum under, I like a lot though...
The gray color of the 844/849 line do not shines as the the rest of the colors, but it's certainly not matte as the black one.
Edited by coppilcus, 02 March 2018 - 21:09.