This summer, Retro 1951 is making a splash with its new editions, including a limited sterling silver pen and a special, numbered Tornado to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company.
Vintage Metalsmith Tornado Juliet
Retro 51 has fallen in love with designs that give the feeling of antique or rustic quality. The Juliet gives the impression of a tree design with a heart and arrow going through it, as if it were scrawled by a star-crossed lover. It would be a neat idea if a couple wanted to have their initials engraved in the center of the heart.
Big Shot Blue Agave
The Retro 51 Big Shot offers a thickness and weight superior to the Tornado, while keeping the same tapered profile and function. The Blue Agave has a pleasing matte blue finish with a dimpled diamond pattern that wraps around the V-Shaped profile.
Tornado Snapper Black Cherry
Click - Click. The Snapper looks similar to the original Tornado, but the knurled crown atop the pen is click-action instead of twist. An easy flow 9000 ballpoint refill is installed for long writing sessions. The Black Cherry is a glossy, red-black color that is rich and subtle.
Tornado EXT Fountain Pen Marlin
Truly the most appropriate summer color of the bunch, the Marlin was recently released as a Tornado rollerball and now is available as a fountain pen that uses both international-sized ink cartridges or a converter for bottled ink (included). The swirling blue acrylic is deep and undulating like the open ocean. The stainless steel nib, available in medium point only, is reliable and provides a smooth, flowing line.
Big Shot Natural Titanium
Made with recreational grade Titanium, this generously-sized rollerball pen has a solid feel of metal in-hand. The silver accents are done with rhodium plating on the clip and trim.
Tornado 25th Anniversary
Numbered, but not limited, this commemorative Tornado marks the 25th year of the Retro 51 brand with an acid etched, repeating pattern of "25" that wraps around the entire barrel. The design is plated in a stonewashed pewter finish to give the material a vintage look. The clip and trims are plated in gleaming rhodium silver.
Tornado Limited Edition Sterling Silver
Retro 51 took Tornadoes to the next level with this beautiful, lined, .925 sterling silver finish barrel. These are numbered and limited to 180 pieces. Contrary to other Retro 51 pens' packaging, this special Tornado is packaged in a Piano lacquered wood gift box, complete with a polishing cloth to keep that silver finish gleaming.
As of this posting, we have all of these Summer 2015 Retro 51 styles available and in-stock. Some, including the Limited Edition Sterling Silver rollerball, will be limited in inventory, so be sure to get your order in ASAP to guarantee a piece for your collection.