Category Archives: My Personal Pens

My Personal Pens: Visconti Kakadu

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.

My Personal Pens: OMAS 360 Magnum

I sold my OMAS 360 Magnum and then Azizah gave me another one because I missed it so much.  I absolutely love the triangular profile of this pen, and it has a very smooth nib.  I have not done a full review of this particular pen, but I have reviewed an identical model with a fine nib a long time ago.

My Personal Pens: Visconti Speakeasy

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.

My Personal Pens: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley

I have two Viceroys in my collection: the Victorian finish and this Barley finish.  Both pens are made out of solid Sterling silver and have wonderfully smooth nibs that are a joy to use.  This finish is a little bit more subdued than the Victorian, but both are wonderful pens.