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 4.5 (4 customer reviews)
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October 5, 2012
The tornados all write...
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The tornados all write very well with great ink. It a very beatiful pen and I recommend. The only big downside is its a little expensive compared to your gel inks and ballpoints but it is well worth it.

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January 13, 2015
It was a great gift...
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It was a great gift

November 27, 2014
This is a very beautiful...
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This is a very beautiful and very hefty metal pen, and was my first Retro 51 Tornado purchase. It's a roller-ball, with a thick 0.7 very black line that dries immediately on the page (unless it's rhodia-type paper) - which is great news for lefties. That being said, the line does spread on almost every kind of paper, and so if you like sharp, crisp lines, look elsewhere. There is also considerable show-through and bleed-through with this pen.
But I love its vintage look, and I love that it gains a dark patina after a little bit of use, and I love the way it feels in my hand - it is hefty, but it's also perfectly balanced, so it is still very comfortable to write with, even with my tiny hands.

April 13, 2014
A very nice "copper"...
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A very nice "copper" colored "vintage" looking roller-ball, with a thick black line. Only 4 stars because the center circle of the top is silver, when it should be brown or black. It used to be my "carry" pen when I wore brown or khaki, but now that job goes to the Classic Lacquer Brown.