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3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not as good as I had hoped

I purchased the old-style Rotring 600 pen and pencil from Levenger about 10 years ago. I was happy that Levenger decided to keep the design alive when Rotring discontinued it, but I had hoped...Read complete review

I purchased the old-style Rotring 600 pen and pencil from Levenger about 10 years ago. I was happy that Levenger decided to keep the design alive when Rotring discontinued it, but I had hoped that they would keep the same design with only minor cosmetic changes. The changes include a shorter overall length, a rededsigned clip, a more angular tip, and more surface area to the knurled grip. The pen feels a little wider as well, but I do not have a precise tool for measuring such things. Unfortunately, the mechanical changes left a lot to be desired. The retraction mechanism feels "cheap". It has a sickly "sqeek" to it and the click is very "sharp", not smooth like the original Rotring design. The tip of the pen is OK, but like other reviewers have pointed out, the cartridge tip does not extend far enough out of the tip for my taste. It writes ok, but it doesn't look right. The angled tip doesn't quite look right to me in general, but I am biased towards the original design (it wasn't broken, why change it?). Overall, it is a nice pen though, and I look forward to putting it to good use. If you want the look and feel of the original design, you are better off looking for old stock online, but be prepared to pay a premium for it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

L-Tech Ballpoint Pen

I just received the pen the day before yesterday so I haven't had much experience with it yet. My initial impression is that it is well made, and it writes nicely. I also...Read complete review

I just received the pen the day before yesterday so I haven't had much experience with it yet. My initial impression is that it is well made, and it writes nicely. I also like the knurled grip that I find provides a good grip, without being abrasive on the fingers.

My chief complaints; the clip has as small diameter ball on the underside that tends to catch on my shirt pocket rather than slide easily over the pocket. The clip is located too far back on the body such that not enough of the pen remains above my shirt pocket to allow for easy retrieval. Lastly I agree with some of the previous reviews that not enough of the tip protrudes from the body when extended. It's more of an aesthetic problem than a functional one.

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5.0

An excellent ballpoint pen.

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from Palm Springs, CA

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What great style! I had this pen engraved to match my L – tech 3.0 fountain pen, They look amazing on my desk together. It has a nice feel and balance to it and is very comfortable in my hand for writing long letters or doing some journaling. I don't think anyone would regret this purchase, in fact, I will be buying several more for Christmas gifts this year.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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5.0

Fine Product.

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from Hamilton, Montana

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I was impressed with how close the tolerances were on the pen. The refill fits just right in the body. The retract/engage button a top is so close that it is going to need a bit breaking in use to become completely smooth. Pen balances well for me though a bit heavier than I am used to. The refills are the best I have used. No skipping or blotting yet. Many thanks

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5.0

A well engineered pen

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from Westport, CT

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I am an Aerospace Engineer and was looking for a pen that I could make notes with and add detailed sketches without having to change pens. This pen fits the bill to a 't'.

Ergonomically, the feel of the pen is excellent. Very comfortable to hold and the tip (I use a fine) allows you to write and draw.

The quality would have rated a 5-star but for the slight squeaking (grating) sound when engaging the pen. I took the pen apart and using a fine emery paper smoothed out some rough edges to get rid of the noise.

I have since bought three more of these so I have one at the home office and in the car.

Worth the money and far superior to pens costing hundreds more.

Good work.

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5.0

Wish i had known

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from Fort Bragg NC

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I love my pen but really wish i had known that it came in black. I recommend putting the option on the page so the customer has and option to pick instead of searching for it.

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  • 25 - 34
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  • Male
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2.0

Awful Color

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from Asheille, NC

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I ordered this pen in "rose" which on my color matched monitor looked like medium red. It is actually pink so doubt this pen will see the light of day. So mch for my first Levenger order in years.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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4.0

Not the same L-Tech

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from Olivia, MN

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I had received the L-Tech fountain pen as a present. Very nice. I decided to get the rollerball to make the set. Very nice, but the ink doesn't go far enough to be used as an everyday desk pen. So I decided to add this ballpoint to complete the set. It is a very nice pen, but it is not the same as the other two L-Techs, it is only about 60% of the diameter of the other two. I expected it to be the same size, heft and feel as the rollerball, not this thin little pen. It is good, just not what I was expecting from an L-Tech that looks the same as the other two in the series, it just isn't the same. Please, make a 'heaveyweight' ballpoint in the same barrel as the rollerball and I will add a 4th pen to my set.

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  • 55 - 64
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3.0

Nice but not NICE!

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from West Lafayette, IN

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The pen was a "special" purchase for me. I wanted a _nice_ pen, so I splurged. The pen is nice. But it isn't as hefty as I expected. The pen fits nicely and is pleasing with which to write. The ink doesn't have that easy flow and the click end doesn't always retract the point. It is not that "special" pen for which I was hoping. I have received heftier pens from high end clients marketing to me. I knew it wasn't going to be a $160 pen but I am not sure it is a $60 pen either.

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  • Female
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4.0

L- Tech Ballpoint

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from Lemont Illinois

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I just received my L- Tech ballpoint. So far I am very pleased with the pen. It's just what they say it was.

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4.0

Great pen - so- so quality

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from Venus, Pennslyvania

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I received this pen as a birthday gift. The look and feel ooze quality but my pen did not extend far enough out of the body. I called customer service and they were spectacular in replacing the pen even before I sent the original back. Comparing the 2 pens side by side, I saw that the clicker of the "bad" pen extended further out of the body of the pen. The new pen extends just fine but the fit between the refill and the body of the pen is just a little bit loose. It is not so bad that I will return the new pen, because I really like it otherwise. Once Levenger resolves the quality issues with this pen it will be perfect !

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5.0

love this pen

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from Undisclosed

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I write with a pen all day long for a living. For years I used rotring ballpoints, so was dismayed when this went off the market. Thank you Levenger for reviving this excellent design which is a very close iteration, at least in my hand. No complaints, other than that the clip is a bit flimsy, as was the original, Please don't stop making this.

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