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Retro 51 Metropolitan Tudor Armor Tornado™ Fountain Pen

Retro 51 Metropolitan Tudor Armor Tornado™ Fountain Pen

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This regal fountain 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 fountain pen replicates the original artisan's decorative craftsmanship 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). The gold and black design is printed over the brass barrel and cap with protective matte coating that is finished with polished brass trim. Each pen has been numbered on the top ring and loaded in The Met licensed packaging with insert inside. Pick up a piece of history with this fine writing instrument.

The Retro 51 EXT (extended) Tornado fountain pen is 2.5cm longer than the standard Retro 51 fountain pen, which enables it to hold two standard international ink cartridges or an ink converter (it comes with both). We also have a selection of bottled ink available here.

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