This is a very beautiful...
November 27, 2014
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.