Rotring 300 Mechanical Pencil Video Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN9726bAUPE

The Rotring 300 has solid construction!  Watch the video for my full impressions.  Bonus:  Kum 2mm/3.15mm lead sharpener review and how to sharpen a clutch pencil.

Writing Experience: OK

Quality: Good

Features: Not a lot.

Price: Cheap (9 USD Jetpens/7-14 USD Amazon)

Pros: Solidly constructed all the way around

Cons: Very few features, grip not good with plastic knurling

Top Ten/Honorable Mention?  No.

Unless you need the 2 mm clutch, the Pilot S3 (H-325 outside US) is a better buy.

The Top Ten:

1) Rotring Rapid Pro

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Superb, Features: Good+, Price: Expensive

2) TWSBI Precision

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Great, Features: Great, Price: Moderate

3) Pentel Sharp Kerry

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Great, Features: Great, Price: Moderate

4) Pilot S20

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Great, Features: Good, Price: Expensive

5) Lamy 2000

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Great, Features: OK, Price: Expensive/Luxury

6) Tombow Zoom 505sh

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Good, Features: Good, Price: Expensive

7) Pentel Sharp P20X

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Good, Features: OK, Price: Cheap

8) Pentel Twist Erase GT

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Good, Features: Great, Price: Cheap

9) Pentel Energize Deluxe

Writing Experience: Good, Quality: Good, Features: Good+, Price: Cheap

10) Lamy Safari

Writing Experience: Great, Quality: Good+, Features: OK+, Price: Moderate

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):

Alvin Draft/Matic, Parker Jotter, Pentel Quicker Clicker (vintage)Pilot Fure Fure CoronePilot RexGripStaedtler Mars micro 775, Staedtler Triplus Micro 774, Uni Kuru TogaUni Shift Pipe-lockZebra Delguard

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One thought on “Rotring 300 Mechanical Pencil Video Review

  1. memm

    I’ve never seen the Rotring 300 in real life, but the Rotring look always makes me think (subconsciously) that it’s brass.

    Great to see Scotland Yard in the background. I never owned it, but a friend had it and I loved to play it in the 80s.

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