|Pen Type:||Fountain Pen|
|Made in :||Germany, Japan|
The Rotring 600 was first released in 1989 .
Rotring descibes the 600 as their "entry into the upscale writing instrument market", "designed with a hexagonal barrell to prevent it from rolling on the architects drawing table. It is machined out of one piece of brass on a lathe, providing it with ample weight to ensure that the architect need not apply extra pressure when creating".
Changes is Knurling
The early Rotring 600 pencils used to have a coarser knurling grip with the same pattern as the lead indicator.. At that time Rotring also released a similar Koh-I-Noor branded pen which shared the coarser knurling. One explanation for the transition to the later, finer knurling might be a desire to appeal Japanese tastes . The current (2018) knurling on the grip is the same as the one found on the early 600 ballpoint .