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Rotring 300 Drafting Pencil

Rotring 300 Pencil

The Rotring 300 is an entry-level mechanical pencil. It often sells for under $10 and closely resembles the design — but not the build quality — of the iconic Rotring 600. The Rotring 300 has an entirely plastic body and grip.

The Rotring 300 looks the part of a top end drafting pencil, with the hardness indicator and eraser window in the button, but it’s extremely light and can’t be fully disassembled. This really makes it more of a student pencil, which isn’t a bad, thing, but it’s not quite professional grade.

Rotring 300 Drafting Pencil Information

Street Price Check Price
Pencil Models 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter 9.0 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Grip? Yes
Grip Diameter 8.0 mm
Body Shape
Lead Grades 2H, 4H, F, B, H, HB, 2B
Capped or Retractable Neither
Lead Advance Style $Top Button
Still Sold
Lead Color Graphite
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialMetal
Length Capped
Length Retracted (cm)
Length Uncapped (cm)
Length (cm))146 cm
Body Length (mm)141 mm
Weight8 grams
Pipe ColorSilver
Pipe Retractable?No
Pipe TypeFixed
Lead Pipe Length4.1 mm
Tip MaterialMetal
Tip Replaceable?
Cleaning Rod?Yes
Pipe TypeFixed