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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 the price of the 400 and Altro are more inline with one another.

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Schmidt 6040 Fineliner

Schmidt 6040 Fineliner Refill

Schmidt’s 6040 is a fiber-tipped fineliner that is shaped like a standard European rollerball refill. It will turn a rollerball into a broad writer that is much more akin to a marker than a ballpoint or standard rollerball. These are used when you want your rollerball body to write like a PaperMate Flair or Sharpie Fine Point Pen.

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