Limit one Retro 51 30th Anniversary pen per customer.
From Retro 51:
It all started thirty years ago walking into store with a tray of pens and coming out with an order. Retro didn't even have an office until July of 1990 when the lease was signed for 1500 square feet in Dallas, Texas. It's hard to believe that thirty years has flown by but here we are. We thank you for your many years of business together because we could not be here without you.
To celebrate three decades of fine writing instruments we bring you this special release of the 30th Anniversary Tornado. The barrels are made from cellulose acetate in a marbled white and pearl blend that has been finished with polished rhodium accents. A total of 1951 pieces have been produced with each one engraved with its LE number.
Cellulose acetate is known for its strength, deep gloss, and high transparency. Pen enthusiasts also covet it for its warm and “natural” feel in the hand. This is because it’s derived from organic materials found in nature, most commonly cotton or wood pulp. It should also be noted that cellulose acetate, when properly cared for, is one of the most durable and long lasting materials ever utilized in the manufacturing of fine writing instruments.
Each twist-action pen comes loaded with a black rollerball refill that flows with a medium stroke. This is a limited edition of 1225 (significant for December 25th, Christmas Day). Each pen is individually numbered.
- 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 - Body
- 28.0g (0.99oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 29.0g (1.02oz)