Finally received that Lucio Rossi Design “Hot Rod” - My first 2MM. The craftsmanship is wonderful, Much better than some of the photos that were published here a while ago. I really like it. Not the hugest fan of 2mm lead-holders as I don’t have much of a use for them, but I do see the appeal. May accumulate a few more of them along my way, but certainly not a new focus, personally.
The Spoke 6s are strangely disappointing. I’ve had 2 Spoke 4s for a year or two, and really like those! They have a certain substance to them, and also just have some character/personality that I really enjoy. These, however, I just don’t like as much. There’s nothing inherently bad about them construction wise, but the grip just tends to infuriate me, It’s extremely slick knurling, making it more or less ineffective. Especially disappointing considering the Spoke 4 Knurled grip is some of the most aggressive knurling I have ever experienced, only to switch to some of the smoothest I’ve experienced. Probably won’t use them much, and I especially regret getting two models that are so similar (just different grip sizes and colours).