The Kakadu, very similar in size to an Opera Master, was part of a trio of pens exclusive to the Australian market: the Australis, Didgeridoo, and the Kakadu. It’s a wonderful, well-balanced pen with a great oblique stub nib. This is the pen I took with me when I defended my PhD thesis due to its great balance and reliable writing qualities. I have not yet recorded a full review of this pen but I will do so as soon as I can.
The Visconti Speakeasy is both hideous and magnificent at the same time and I love it. Yes, it has a booze indicator and a hidden compartment for alcohol, but it’s also a beautiful oversize pen made from stunning celluloid. With its stubbed double broad nib, it’s an absolutely pleasure to use. I have done a full review of this pen too.
Thank you to Appelboom for lending us this Visconti Van Gogh Pair of Shoes fountain pen to review! Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!
Today, we will have a look at what has been my grail pen for years. I have not yet done a full review of this particular pen, but I have done a full review of the Visconti Opera Master Demo, which is the same pen in a different finish.