The Tornado by Retro 1951 is an innovative twist-top rollerball pen, with no cap to use or lose. This easy glide pen makes writing a pleasure. The rollerball enables this pen to whisk across the page providing a pleasurable writing experience. This rich purple lacquer Tornado Pen has chrome accents, comes in a felt pouch, in a brushed aluminum tube case. Each pen measures just over 5” long and writes in black ink. The ink is liquid, and it can run out much quicker than a ballpoint. When a rollerball pen begins to skip or writes in a lighter tone than normal, it is time to get a refill. IMPORTANT: Failure to retract the ink cartridge to the closed position may cause the ink to leak and permanently stain.