When you see that distinctive gripped knurl on top of a writing instrument, you know it’s a Retro 51. They’re some of the most easily identifiable pens in the industry. Over the last few years, Retro 51 has grown even more in popularity through their Popper series. Retro 51 Popper pens are limited editions that have a special theme, and sell out very fast. I’m also happy to see that Retro 51 continues to grow and innovate through new additions to their everyday lines and not just the limited Poppers. This is why I’m excited to announce the newest: Retro 51 Tornado Chromatic Rollerball.
First of all, you may be familiar with Retro 51’s conical tapered shape on their Tornado rollerballs. The Tornado rollerball is designed to fit comfortably in your hand no matter what angle you hold it. And the knurled top makes this pen so easy to quickly activate and retract one handed with its smooth twist-action retraction mechanism.
Secondly, even though the Retro 51 Tornados are called rollerballs, they are technically capless rollerballs or ballpoints. They come with either a Schmidt Short Capless refill, or a Schmidt Easy Flow refill. This means you can also refill your Tornado with Monteverde’s Parker Style ballpoint or gel refills for more options.
Importantly, this Retro 51 Tornado Chromatic Rollerball is taking on the current trend in the pen industry of having a rainbow finish. Ion plating the colors onto the barrel ensures a unique finish on each pen. After being ion-plated, then the barrel is lightly brushed so you don’t have to worry about fingerprints. The accents and nose cone are polished chrome, which matches perfectly.
Finally, as you go to use your new Retro 51 Tornado Chromatic Rollerball, try not to be too distracted by all the fun colors on the pen. Its gradient coloring makes writing inspiration easy. As previously mentioned, this pen is here to stay in the Vintage Metalsmith collection.
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