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Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen, P-51 Mustang, Fine Nib

$63.20
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Manufacturer Part Number:
VRF-1343-F
Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen, P-51 Mustang, Fine Nib

Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen, P-51 Mustang, Fine JoWo Nib

Retro 51 Tornado fountain pen, P-51 Mustang - a tribute to the WWII classic airplane. The P51 Mustang finely crafted pen is acid etched to produce "rivets" along the barrel and then stone washed to give the trims an antique silver finish. The pen is equipped with a German-made JoWo #6 stainless steel nib and a contoured grip section. Also equipped with a converter for bottled ink. Standard international ink cartridge refills for this pen are available in our store under Refills. Gift boxed in Retro 51 gift tube that also doubles as a pen stand. Retro 51 model number VRF-1343.

Length Capped: 5.4" (137 mm); Length with Cap Posted: 6.4" (160 mm); Width at center of barrel: 15/32" (12 mm); Weight: 1.0 oz. (29 g)

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  • 5
    Write On Point - here's the (nib) of it.

    Posted by Andrew on Jun 11 2019

    This writing instrument is one of the finest metal bodied examples I have yet to encounter. Purchased from Jim Evers, (& with whom I had the pleasure of speaking to in a telephone conversation prior to buying).
    This is a sleek, well machined pen, with a 1.1mm stub (Jowo) steel nib, & writes buttery smooth; the cartridge/converter is System International, so 'filling up' is not going to be an issue, anywhere.
    Externally, the lavish attention to detail - in representing the cowl & body of this much vaunted WWII aircraft - is superlative. Nothing, seemingly, has been omitted, so there's no mistaking the facsimile of what this fountain pen engenders, historically. This is a screw-top cap.
    As to whether you are a vintage plane buff, or enthuse about militaria of a bygone era, this (I consider) would be a fitting addition to your pen collection.
    Admittedly, this is my first Retro 51 Tornado brand pen - & on this first impression - shall not be my last. It's solidly constructed, ergonomic in the hand, with a long section; being all metal, it does have some heft to it, but not unnecessarily weighty (33g with a full converter). Posting is secure, & the body itself, slim, yet not skinny; the clip is indeed, retro, with a knurled cap top: overall, there's a tendency toward an industrial look - but with definite personality written (sic) all over it.
    In summary, there's nothing that I do not like about this delightful scribe.
    Footnote: Jim also sells extra Jowo nibs, should you wish to interchange (your) initial selection of width; thoroughly accommodating in all my enquiries in regard to this item - grateful thanks !!

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