I am not a pen person,...
I am not a pen person, but, having gotten tired of the pens at my office, I went
on a mini-spree. The Retro 51 is the most expensive pen I bought, but it is
also the best. The first time I wrote with it, I thought, "where have you been
all my life???"
It has a nice, thick line that flows almost effortlessly, none of that
scratchiness I dislike in cheap pens so much, and it does not smudge my left
hand as I write.
I purchased a second Retro 51, the orange lacquer. I like this one better,
though, because the lacquer has chipped off a bit. I give the lacquer pen 4
stars because of the chip.
The only test I have left is how long the ink lasts. I will use this pen for as
long as I don't lose it if the ink lasts even 70% as long as a standard pen.