Mechanical Pencil Comparison

rOtring mechanical pencils –
comparison table
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Rapid Pro
0.5/0.7 mm
Rapid Pro
2.0 mm

Unique "Twist and Click" retractable mechanism of the entire sleeve and lead: pocket safe + durability.

Clutch-grip mechanism for secure holding of the 2.0 mm lead.

Unique push mechanism for controlled 2.0 mm lead transportation.

Sliding sleeve and cushion lead mechanism for high level of break resistance and outstanding writing and doodling comfort.

rOtring brass mechanism for precision lead advancement.

Fixed lead guidance sleeve preventing break and offering an unimpeded view of the page for precise ruler-based drawing.


Plastic body for a light-weight tool.

Full metal body providing ideal balance of weight and feeling.

Triangular barrel for relaxed drawing.

Hexagonal barrel ensuring fatigue-free writing and drawing. Shaped to prevent the tool from sliding when laid down on tables.

Softtouch rubberised grip for a great comfort.

Non-slip metal knurled grip.

Adjustable lead hardness grade indicator.

Built-in eraser under the push-button cap.

Built-in sharpener under the push-button cap.

Available models using the ISO 3098 color-coding for an easy line width identification.