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Rotring 400 Rollerball

Rotring 400

The Rotring 400 is very cool but rather confounding line of pens from the early 1990s. It’s often disregarded as a cheaper version of the Rotring 900, with was a flagship of sorts. The Rotring 400 was later replaced with the Rotring Espirit, which is easier to fine but generally considered to be less collectible. The Rotring 400 also resembles the Altro, which was a plastic version of the Rotring 900, the price of the 400 and Altro are more inline with one another.

The color of the Rotring 400 is usually described as being “gunmetal” — it’s a dark grey, that is almost like a reflective black but a few shades lighter. Some versions were sold in lighter grey-silver color with a matte finish. This is rarer than the gunmetal and is called “graphite.”

Rotring 400 Rollerball Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Rotring
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Grey
Barrel Material Aluminum
Body Diameter (mm)10.4
Grip Color Grey
Grip Material Aluminum
Grip Diameter (mm)9.35
Country of Origin Germany
MSRP $65
Still Sold No
Release Year1992
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Length Capped / Retracted (cm)14.5
Length Posted (cm)15.8
Length Uncapped (cm)12.8
Weight (g)15.3