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Retro 51 Metropolitan Tudor Armor Rollerball

Retro 51 Metropolitan Tudor Armor Rollerball

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This regal pen by Retro51 pays tribute to an impressive suit of armor (1586) made in the royal workshops at Greenwich under the direction of master armorer Jacob Halder (British, documented 1558–1608) and now in The Met collection. It was designed for George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland and an illustrious Knight of the Garter as of 1592, for field and tournament use. This rollerball pen replicates the original artisan's decorative craftmanship with Queen Elizabeth I's family emblem, the Tudor rose, the French fleur-de-lis (then part of the English arms), and two Es back-to-back (Elizabeth's cipher) printed over the brass barrel and complete with polished brass trim. 

Each pen has been numbered on the top ring and loaded in The Met licensed packaging tube that doubles as a pen stand when it's not in use. Pick up a piece of history with this fine writing rollerball pen.

This rollerball pen is packaged in a commemorative tube with more information about each design included. Each Tornado rollerball has the Met logo imprinted on the finial and is finished with polished chrome trim. Although they are not limited editions, the top rings are engraved with The Met logo and a serial number. These beautiful designs are a must have for any art lover.


The Tornado rollerball is a well balanced pen in the hand; it writes smoothly and effortlessly. Each pen comes loaded with a Retro 51 rollerball refill or Schmidt P8126/P8127/P8120 Easily convert to a ballpoint with the Retro 51 REF71 or Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 refill.

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