Retro51 Tornado

Some hand-written text from my Retro51 Tornado

I’m not loving the Retro51 Tornado. Let’s say I’m liking it. I wrote a Moleskine Postal Note yesterday and the Signo DX 0.38mm was a better fit for that particular paper. I’m not so fond of the tapered barrel of the Retro51 either. It’s a good pen for Post Office business and I do quite a lot of that, so it will definitely get used.


  1. I haven’t tried a Tornado yet and wondered about the taper. I have a stainless steel Parker Jotter set but am not too fond of the way the barrel tapers and curves to the tip. I think it necessitates a firmer grip, leading to fatigue quicker than it might otherwise.