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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:41
Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:02
There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:18
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:37
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:56
The silver feels very nice in the hand.
Lava has a pleasant texture to it. It isn't rough, but you can feel it. Sort of like very, very, very fine emery board. This texture tends to hold ink in its tooth, so you need to wipe the section down with a wet paper napkin after inking or else you'll end up with very inky fingers.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 13:07
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:14
Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:39
Depleted uranium, for example? They probably had their reasons for avoiding it.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 17:02
I'm tempted by reports of the lava ones, also, but I'm a little hesitant.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 20:38
A couple of photos comparing the black and lava here (also the "Newton" but don't be fooled... it's a perfectly nice pen but it's no 600)
Posted 06 January 2009 - 20:48
As for comparing the Rotring 600 to the Lamy 2000, it doesn't really make sense. These are two very different pens. Generally, they're both smooth out of the box. But any toothy nib can be smoothed out... As for thickness, the Lamy 2000 tends to run one size larger. The Rotring 600 is true to western nib sizes.
Edited by MYU, 06 January 2009 - 20:49.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:18
Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:57
I think the steel nibbed 600s were MSRP $90 at the end of their production. If I recall correctly, they were MSRP $70 in the mid-1990s.