It took me a while to decide on a pen for Xmas gifts...and the Retro 51 Tornado Mamba was perfect! THe quality was excellent. I tested these Retro 51 pens locally and they were awesome to write with! Much better than ball-points! Rollerballs are darker, smoother, and just simply way better. I will never use or give a ball-point style pen again! Retro 51 pens are classy, and well...retro! Love 'em. The most unique pens I've ever seen. Great converstion piece when my clients are about to sign contracts. Great ice breaker to break the tension. I let them "doodle" and get to experience these pens before they sign on the dotted lines...and they love 'em! Now I have to buy more as gifts! BTW, I origanally wanted Parker pens, but for some reason, cannot get the right color/model in a rollerball! What are they thinking? The other great thing is, Retro 51 pens are the best value IMO! $300 MontBlanc...I don't think so! Lastly, I also ordered the Route 66 and leather model.
My favorite pens. Have not been able to get them at local stores anymore. Overstock had an unbeatable price for a box. As soon as I opened them at the mail window two colleagues asked for one each, which I reluctantly surrendered.