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Rotring 800 Ballpoint Pen

Rotring 800 Pencil

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
Manufacturer Rotring
Pen Type Ballpoint
Barrel Color Silver, Black
Barrel Material Metal
Body Diameter (mm)9.7 mm
Grip Color Silver, Black
Grip Material Metal
Grip Diameter (mm)8.3 mm
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $55
Still Sold Yes
Release Year2018
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Twist
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.3
Weight (g)27 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Writing Sizes1.0 mm