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Retro 51 Pens

Retro 51
With a mission statement like "Life is too short to carry an Ugly Pen!", Retro 51 is all about bright colors and unique themes. Always searching for the latest theme or trend, Retro 1951 combines modern trends with vintage quality and ideals.

Started in 1990, Retro 1951 focused on unique gift writing instruments. They wanted to create a pen that shows a bit about the writer from the design. A pen makes a perfect gift that will last for years and is a token of love and friendship. Each Retro 51 has been designed, created and packaged with nostalgic Americana.

In 1997, Retro 51 release the Tornado in three colors: red, blue and green. The retractable rollerball pen was an instant hit and is still available today in a broader color and theme selection. Just like a tornado, this pen will blow you away.

Since then Retro 51 has expanded their offering including such items as fountain pens. By an nostalgic pen designed by Retro 51 today!

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Retro 51 pens and writing instruments.

Country: United States of America

Customer Reviews

Smithsonian Tornado
The Smithsonian Space Shuttle Discovery is quite possible the best Retro 51 in my collection. Stunning looks, great details, and oh yeah, it writes nice too!
Seth
Arlington, MA
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Invader
A fun pen to use. The jowo nib is smooth and wrote great out of the box. I ordered an EF so a little feedback is expected and welcomed.
Albert
Upper Marlboro , MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tread
I love pens and I believe this one will be my new favorite! I still like writing Thank You’s to friends and family - a lost art!
Jean:
Santa Barbara , CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Easy Flow 9000 (3pk)
I have my favorite green retro pen that I haven’t used for years because the one and only other time I bought refills somewhere else, the ink was literally dry. My pen now works like a charm. Thank you. Also, thank you for great pricing and great turnaround.
Robert
New London, NH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Invader
If you are a lover of Retro 51's, fountain pens, and Space Invaders, then this IS the pen for you! Of course, the pen writes smoothly and fits my hand perfectly. What is extra special are the memories the little images on this pen bring to me from playing this game for hours upon hours years ago. Nostalgia at its best!
Angela
Yorktown, IN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vintage Metalsmith
I really enjoy the aesthetics of the Retro 51 Metalsmith "Corsair". The pen is a tad heavy and still a blast to use, but this one is being put into the collection for posterity.
MICHAEL
LAS VEGAS,
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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Tornado Popper
It's a Retro 51! What more is there to say... ;P Amazing quality pen with a great refil.
Nathaniel
Dalton, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Invader
Awesome pen! Looks great and writes well. The buying process was quick and smooth. Thank you!
Franko
Ljubljana,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Invader
Nice pen. Good customer service. I had several questions and Jen was able to answer them quickly.
Ike
Los Gatos, CA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Tread
With Retro51 exiting the pen business, I’m delighted to have this in my collection.
John
Roseland, VA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Popper
Awesome pen
A W
Aurora, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Invader
This is an amazing pen. Thank you for the availability.
Christina
Durham, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sherman Tank Big Shot
Most definitely one of my favorite pens in my collection.
Christina
Durham, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Popper
So happy to have this beauty in my possession. I love it
Christina
Durham, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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KISS Tornado
Beautiful pen
Christina
Durham, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Classic Lacquer
The tornado classic lacquer pen is always a great gift for someone. The quality of the product is great. I would highly recommend this rollerball pen, for any occasion.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
As a chemist I find the Dmitri Tornado especially appealing with its Periodic Table of the Elements graphic. It is a well made pen, easy to grip because of its extra girth. I like it so well that I also bought the stainless steel version as an extra.
Ronald
Scottsdale, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tread
I recently purchased the retro 51 tread flare rollerball and love the feel and the performance of the pen. I also purchased the spark and the Flint as well. Makes a great gift for friends. I have many of the retro rollerball pens for myself as well. The customer service (Jen) is excellent as well.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Gave as a gift; the recipient loves it and is keeping it at the office so his wife doesn't take it! Great themes and they write well.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Invader
This Cool Duder takes me back to the silly arcade game that it looks like....The Graphics are a Hoot - In game animations all around the pen on both the body and the cap are a visual treat. I have other Retro Fountain Pens and they are made of metal or other heavyish materials but this one is made of resin that makes it a lot lighter than the others. The 1.1mm #6 Nib makes beautiful lines and the pen comes with a converter and an ink cart to get you started.
MICHAEL
LAS VEGAS,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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Cioppino Rose Gold Tornado
Exquisite, Said the recipient of this gift pen! I say retro 51 makes pens that capture your imagination with its substantial quality! Note: I prefer to change the rollerball for a ball point ink. I like the consistency and the fine tip!
Matt
Burbank, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Purchased as a gift. Smooth writer, nicely weighted metal pen. I got the corsair model.
Tracy
Navarre, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vintage Metalsmith
This pen is fantastic. It’s lightweight and although sleek, it has the right thickness for a good grip. I recommend it!
Rebecca
Fabens, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado
As always way better in person.
A W
Aurora, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Very nice rollerball. I enjoy using it!
Charles
Dripping Springs, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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