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Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pens

Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pens
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About the Retro 51 Tornado

The Retro 51 Tornado fountain pen comes with a German stainless steel nib, an ink converter and accepts a standard international ink cartridge. The pen arrives in a Retro gift box tube that doubles as a pen stand.

The Tornado fountain pen comes with a metal cap and barrel with the exception of the acrylic black.

Product Specifications
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge
Cartridge Type: Standard International

Available Sizes & Colors
  • Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pens - Orange - Broad (Stainless Steel nib)
The Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Retro 51 Tornado Reviews

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quality rating 4 out of 5
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Overall rating:
4.4
out of 5
(5 reviews)

 
This is my first fountain pen and I really enjoy the experience writing with this pen. The Retro 51 is well weighted, extremely comfortable to hold and the ink nib is quite smooth. I am learning about fountain pen ink and how it differs from roller ball and ball point pen ink. Additionally writing with a fountain pen fell more like painting then writing and I feel like using this pen will help me return to what use to be my very polished penmanship prior to querty keyboards. Excellent first experience with using a fountain pen with the Retro 51 Brand.

Jersey City, NJ
5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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The Retro 51 Tornado in Lincoln Copper is a beautiful pen, but it has its issues. The build quality is not top tier as reflected by a couple of issues. The cap/barrel threads are not finished well. The cap threads are plastic and the barrel are metal, which on mine were poorly finished, causing mis-threading. I was able to clean and re-thread the barrel using a sharp blade and a microscope, but that highlighted the metal used to fabricate the barrel.
The nib is another source of frustration. This uses Schmidt nibs, which are supposedly decent quality. I got a dud. My friend purchased a Retro 51 with the same nib and it writes smoothly, whereas mine is scratchy as, well, fingernails on a chalk board. Looking at it under a microscope shows a very rough contact patch on the nib, but the tines are aligned. Polishing may cure this.
The converter isn't the best quality, either. I swapped it with a Jinhao, which was a step up.
A great looking pen that looks great and posts well, but the build quality is second-tier.

Murrieta, CA
3 out of 5
overall rating 3 out of 5
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Very pleased with all aspects of purchase.

TIVERTON, RI
5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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Initial thought of this pen was too heavy.. and that is a right statement if capped. However, uncapped it fits nicely in the hands. I used Noodler's rome burning ink and it writes very smoothly.. I would recommend this pen for people who like a decent weighted pen.

Libertyville , IL
5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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Just a really good pen, lovely to write with

Waimauku, Auckland
4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
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quality rating 4 out of 5
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function rating 4 out of 5
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style rating 4 out of 5
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