One of my first pens was two Parker 51 pens that I inherited from my parents. I’ve always loved the form factor of the hooded nibs (and semi-hooded nibs) so when I read of the announcement of the 2017 Aurora Duo Cart re-release just 63 short years since the pen was first released in 1954, I became very interested in the pen. When Pen Chalet gave me the opportunity to review this pen I was eager to try it.Read More
I never fully appreciated Nakaya pens (or any of the artisan Japanese pen makers) but I've found myself looking at them closer and closer this year. I recently ordered a Nakaya Decapod Aka-tamenuri (it takes many months for them to be made) but in the mean time this Nakaya Piccolo Writer was very generously lent to me by a friend on the other side of Australia from where I am. It's a beautiful and subtle pen that feels surprisingly light and is a very comfortable writer.
UPDATE: I've received my Nakaya Decapod Writer Aka-tanemuri and reviewed it here.Read More