on sale Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball Pen - LEAP (Limited Edition)

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Celebrate Leap Day this year with this limited edition Retro 51 LEAP rollerball pen. It features a glow-in-the-dark lunar calendar printed on a matte blue barrel, complemented by stonewashed pewter accents. The top disc imprint features the earth in Western Hemisphere view. 

This is a limited edition of 888 pieces (8 is a lucky number), and the individual number is etched into the cap. Each pen comes packaged in a graphic packaging tube, and comes with a 5x8 inch Lunar Calendar print on "galactic" paper.

Each twist-action pen comes loaded with a black rollerball refill that flows with a medium stroke.

February 29th is an ephemeral ghost...A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not 'exist.' In mundane terms, it marks a 'leap' in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up! But this day holds another secret — it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...A day of unlocked potential. Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you? Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability! — Vera Nazarian (Author)

Technical Specs

Retro 51
Rollerball Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Rollerball Refills
Grip Material

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
11.9mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
11.9mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.2mm (0.60in)
Diameter - Grip

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

5.0mm (0.20in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

129.8mm (5.11in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
126.1mm (4.96in)
Weight - Overall
29.0g (1.02oz)

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