This is a solidly made metal pen. It’s well put together although perhaps a little basic in its design. It reminds me a little of school. As for the nib… it’s firm, to say the least. It is a nib that could be used to smash glass in case of emergency. It is a little lacking in character, in other words. It does, however, write smoothly and produce a nice reliable line.
Unposted the Rotring Freeway is well balanced and comfortable to use. Posted… well the cap keeps working its way off so I wouldn’t recommend that. Not in the slightest. Not fun.
All in all this is a well made and reliable pen that won’t let you down. It is not inspiring in any way but it is, somehow, reassuring. The Esprit has more character and is a better pen.
Rotring stopped making these a while ago but they can still be found for not a lot of money as new-old-stock on eBay. It’s worth picking one up if you are in the market for a cheap reliable pen that may save your life if you ever need to escape from a train or sinking vehicle.