This Retro 50 Tornado is one of my favorite fountains under fifty dollars. It took a while to get used to the cap not staying posted very well, but with time it did improve. I got mine from the Fountain Pen Hospital some time ago (not sure if the red model is still available.)
I used my Tornado to sketch at a Rock & Wrap It Up event. It was an awards and concert benefit that featured performances by Jackie Greene and ALO; awesome musicians and great showmen. I have larger drawings that I'll post another time.
If you haven't heard of Jackie Greene you should really check him out. He's the real deal; musician songwriter and awesome performer.
The medium nib makes a generous wet line. It's all metal except for the grip and has a nice weight and feel, it's been one of my carry pens for a while.
|Mingling before the jam session.|
|Cocktails before the concert.|
|Syd Mandelbaum, the founder of Rock & Wrap It Up|
|During the bidding at the memorabilia auction.|