Bamboo Tornado lasted less than a month
The Retro 51 Tornado ballpoint Bamboo edition looks great. It‚Äôs a beautiful pen that feels good in your hand. Stop there and you‚Äôll be fine. Within two weeks, I noticed the tip routinely slipping off and had to push it back on. The tip is how you access and change refills. But without a thread to screw it in place, there is only friction holding the tip on. As the problem continued, it became necessary to push it back on every time I used it. By the fourth week, the tip popped off just from the pressure of the internal spring. At this point, it wouldn‚Äôt stay on any longer. Less than 30 days from brand new to totally useless! This is not an inexpensive pen either. Your money is best spent somewhere else.