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Retro 1951 Tornado Fountain Pen - Custom Edition

Retro 1951 Tornado Fountain Pen - Custom Edition

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Hello, new to Massdrop, but not new to Retros. I was wondering if there may be a *spare* one of these out there that someone may be willing to part with. I unfortunately missed this one. I do some Retro customizing if that sweetens the pot for anyone
Any chance of another Massdrop exclusive Retro51 fountain pen?
ATC729
We're trying to work something out again, but haven't been able to get anything planned for the near future yet.

If you subscribe to the Writing community already, you'll receive any email notification of a new Retro 51 project that needs voting and member input to create. If for some reason were able to run more of the Herringbone style, make sure to hit the Request button so you can receive that email notification as well.

In the meantime, keep posting your feedback and requests! This really helps us show Retro 51 how much Writing members want a return of a custom pen.
Is it normal that the black finishing is much paler on the pen conpared to the cap?... Surely I haven't worn it out with 2 hours of use :(
I was an early participant from the FIRST drop and I still haven't received my pen even though it's nearly six weeks since it had purportedly been sent out (usual delivery time about 2-3 weeks at most from previous purchases), after waiting several months for the pen to be manufactured. A much later purchase of another pen (the Namisu Orion) had arrived yesterday. A check with the tracking facility showed no progress from September 7th onward. A support ticket sent more than a week ago only received an automated response from one Nelson Wu, with no sign of any other action from Massdrop. What happened to my pen?
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Well, finally, 2 days short of NINE MONTHS after delivery, this pen arrived safely, signed-for delivered by the postman!!
ShahrinCamille
B-better late than n-never?
Can anyone tell me the dimension of the pen?
I want to buy a Sleeve for it but I just don't know the dimension.
Thank you
Mind F nib arrived yesterday. After a quick wash with soapy water to remove any manufacturing oil, I filled it with a non-challenging ink, Private Reserve American Blue. It is a super wet writer. No complaints, but more time is required for a final verdict.
Woot woot. Mine (Medium) just came in, filled it right away with Pelikan Edelstein Topaz.

Very smooth, wet writer. No skips or hard starts, tines were aligned.
This pen is freakin' awesome! I just our some DIAMINE Ancient copper in it and I can't put it down. I bought two in error but I'm keeping both. I'm in love !!! :-)
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.

If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Lovely, my pen says it's started shipping today. That's certainly great to hear. Can't wait to get it in my hands!
How many of this pen have been made total, including this order? It'd be nice to know how many there are out there, since they're all numbered.
KrisLyssara
Hi KrisLyssara -- This was a limited edition of 300 numbered units.
JonasHeineman
So between the original set and these, I assume that it's unlikely there will be a third drop of them?
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Retro 1951 Tornado Fountain Pen - Custom Edition and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.

As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/29.

Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/16.
What size nib does this pen have (#2, #5, #6, etcetera)?
GNABC
As far as I know Retro 1951 uses Schmidt FH452 nib units on their pens. With a nib wing span of 8.4~8.5 mm, they should be equivalent to #6 nibs.
So the only ones left are the broads then?
SL89
Only the mediums are left. There were only 5 broads and they sold out quickly.