The Rotring 800 ballpoint is the 2018 re-release of the iconic Rotring 600, specifically the Rotring 600G ballpoint with the “G” standing for “gold.”
The Rotring 800 is a twist retractable ballpoint pen, with a body that is very similar to that of the Rotring 600, but has a hide-away sleeve for the refill. The Rotring 600 has a normal push button (knock) to extend and retract the refill where the 800 looks like it has a button, but actually has to twist open and close. The twist happens at the knurled area right below the faux button.
When the pen is twisted open the refill’s writing tip is revealed, as is a protective pipe.
The 800 has also maintained the gold trim, similar its predecessor. The gold coating is limited to the extendable pipe and the tip protector at the bottom of the pen (the ring around the pipe).
The Rotring 800 is also sold as as mechanical pencil. It is not currently sold as a rollerball or fountain pen.
Rotring 800 Ballpoint Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Barrel Color||Silver, Black|
|Body Diameter (mm)||9.7 mm|
|Grip Color||Silver, Black|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||8.3 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Twist|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.3|
|Weight (g)||27 grams|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Writing Sizes||1.0 mm|