Retrospective: Retro 51 Fountain Pens & Rollerballs

Retrospective: Retro 51 Fountain Pens & Rollerballs

By Jessica Coles The Retro 51 news hit me hard.  If you haven’t heard yet, Retro 51 announced that they would be retiring and closing the business at the end of the year. I’ve loved Retro 51 pens since I first became enamored with pens and the first two pens I purchased in a brick-and-mortar pen…

Eye Candy: Retro 51 Bamboo Display Tray

Eye Candy: Retro 51 Bamboo Display Tray

Between my husband and I, we have acquired enough Retro 51 pens to require an actual display case for our collection. Luckily, there is a lovely Bamboo Pen Tray ($60) available made especially to hold sixteen of your favorite Retro 51 pens. The plexiglass cover is magnetic so its easy to lift off to remove your…

Review: Monteverde Soft Roll Refills

Generally speaking, I tend to avoid ballpoint refills because I don’t often have very good luck with ballpoint ink. Being left-handed, it tends to smear more often and hard start more often for me than most people. But when Bert at Bertram’s Inkwell insisted I try the Monteverde Soft Roll refills in my Retro 51s…