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Rotring Core discontinued and replaced by Rotring Skin



 
 
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Old March 13th 05, 05:21 AM
Nancy Handy
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Default Rotring Core discontinued and replaced by Rotring Skin

At Kate's Paperie today, the pen counter salesperson told me that the
Rotring Core was discontinued. I saw the Rotring Skin - it's ugly (even
uglier than the Core) and has the Sensa-type grip, but it writes well.
I don't recall what the Rotring Core cost, but the Rotring Skin retails
at about $20. I didn't buy one.

Like the Core, the Skin is a pen that you either love or you hate.

I also tried the new Mont Blanc LE love letters ink. It's a reddish
black and rather nice but it's a small bottle and I think it retailed at
about $14.

Nancy
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Old March 13th 05, 07:40 PM
David
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Nancy:

You can still pick up a Core for about $15 to $20 today. Try Swisher's

I love rOtring pens, but the Skynn leaves me cold. A lot of US
distributors just aren't handling them. They look as if they would be
a pain to try to stuff into a shirt pocket. And the cap looks as if it
would be very easy to lose.

I don't know what's up with rOtring. They no longer make the 600 /
Newton or the Core. To my knowledge they still make the Freeway and
I'm not sure about the Initial, which I think is a great pen and a good
value. The Skynn looks like a student pen. I'm thinking Sanford wants
their Parker and Waterman brands to be the primary fountain pen makers.

David

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Old March 13th 05, 08:00 PM
Nancy Handy
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David wrote:

I love rOtring pens, but the Skynn leaves me cold.
The Skynn looks like a student pen. I'm thinking Sanford wants
their Parker and Waterman brands to be the primary fountain pen makers.



Okay, gotcha - it's Skynn, not Skin. Good! The Skin spelling was kind
of creepy.

I still think the Core is funky ugly and the Skynn is uninspired and
boring. I like to think of the 600 series metal pens when I think of
Rotring.

Nancy
 




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