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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

Tornado Popper
I'm so glad that they still had some of these pens left. Just another great Retro 51 pen to add to my collection of pens. I plan on purchasing another one of these pens, because I plan on giving this one to a police officer who attends my church.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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Invader
Great pen! I love it!
Martin
Shelby, NC
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Tornado Popper
Great quality for a great price, fast shipping.
DEAN
Forest, VA
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Tornado Popper
Great pen, great service, delivered as promised!
David
Houston, TX
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Tornado Popper
the perfect gift for my grandson entering law enforcement
Spencer
REMSENBURG, NY
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Vintage Metalsmith
I love this pen! The 1.1 stub nib is nice and smooth. I love how the seams on the cap line up with the seams on the barrel.
John
lincoln, IL
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Tornado Short
The rollerball refills are excellent in quality and price. I always keep a 3pack on hand.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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Easy Flow 9000 (3pk)
Every now and then I like to use a ballpoint. With the Retro 51 I have that option. Excellent pen refills.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Got this for my non-pen-obsessed husband for Father’s Day. He really likes it!
Rosalyn
Everett, WA
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Tornado Yoga
I love, Love, LOVE this pen! Perfect balance and weight, and although I don't usually prefer roller ball ink, this one is a nice ink. Have received several compliments on the design and materials. Needless to say, I don't let it out of my sight!
Andrea
Phoenix, AZ
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Love this pen! I'm giving it as a gift and may need to order a second I love it so much. Gift was well received. Can't say enough about the Retro 51's. They are like a gateway pen to pen fanatics! Once you go Retro you too will believe "Life is too short to carry an ugly pen."
Jennifer
Maple Grove, MN
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Royale
Wonderful pen! Just love the balance and feel of the Retro 51 Tornado. The fun designs make choosing a pen for work a pleasure.
Jennifer
Maple Grove, MN
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Tornado Classic Lacquer
Beautiful, smooth and great quality.
Phyllis
Summit, IL
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Royale
This was a gift because of the design. The recipient, who is partial to fountain pens, thinks this pen writes with much less force than most non-fountain pens. He loves the retro design.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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Frosted Metallic
I was pleasantly surprised by the pen I received. It is beautiful, stylish and a very nice writing implement.
robbin
rotonda west, FL
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Tornado Big Shot
Not as big as I expected but still fatter than a regular tornado. My dad really liked it. Engraving was perfect!
Jovan
Phoenix, AZ
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Tornado Popper
Love it!!
GLORIA
Staten Island, NY
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Tornado Big Shot
The Big Shot rollerball pens are excellent. I own two of them, and will continue to buy them as new styles come out. Excellent grip on them. Excellent customer service as well. Keep up the excellent work.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
The customer service, along with the quality of the pens is excellent. I've been using the Retro 51 rollerball pens for years now, and I continue to buy them when new styles come out. Excellent for a gift idea as well. Keep up the excellent work.
Daryll
Phoenix, AZ
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Tornado Short
Good product, long time to restock in my opinion
David
Louisville, KY
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Vintage Metalsmith
This is not only a classic design but a Great writing pen. I love it. And it is true that life is too short to carry an ugly pen.
Vicki
Winston, GA
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Excellent and unique pen. Many iterations of the pen from which to choose.
ANTHONY
VENTURA, CA
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Tornado
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.
Michael
Jersey City, NJ
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
The Roosevelt Metalsmith model (and series) is an excellent choice for a day-to-day pen, and the quality appearance is well above the norm. The refills put down a consistent, strong line of ink. Well worth the money.
Bob
Remlap, AL
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Vintage Metalsmith
I have the P51 Mustang med nib. Superb writer, smooth and good weight.
Using Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji ink.
Liz
Waimauku, Auckland, Auckland
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