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|Model Number||RETRO 51 ASBP-1301|
|Shipping Weight||1.60 oz|
|Design Style||Executive, Retro|
|Diameter - Grip||8.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||10.3 mm|
|Length - Body||10.9 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||2.8 mm|
|Tip Size||0.7 mm|
August 18, 2014
So I've always loved...
So I've always loved the look of the Retro 51 and have a green one but its a bit heavy for my hand and the refills are too wide for my handwriting.
The Tornado Touch fixes both those problems. It is light and nice to use as a quick note jotter. The mustache is quirky and gets a smile every time someone notices it. I immediately swapped out for a gel refill and the screw mechanism came out quickly and was easy to manipulate. No issues with the stylus, played (and won!) the level of Plague I was stuck on. So definite win for the pen.
My only heartburn is with the twist mechanism. It is not particularly smooth and frequently I untwist the cap instead of retracting the pen nib. My guess is that the stylus makes a traditional knock impractical but I wish the unscrew mechanism was located in another place to avoid the crossover.