Is a Sailor Special Nib worth it? Hands on with the Naginata Cross Concord

Sailor's so-called Special Nibs -- ranging from the subtle Naginata-Togi to the absurd King Eagle -- have a storied history. They were unavailable for a few years, and relaunched just a couple of years ago with much higher prices and a new pen body format. Only recently has it been possible to buy one online; … Continue reading Is a Sailor Special Nib worth it? Hands on with the Naginata Cross Concord

A personal journey with the Montblanc Agatha Christie Writer’s Edition

I had high expectations coming to the Montblanc Agatha Christie. Over the past 25 years it has gained an almost legendary status (and associated price tag) even among Montblanc Writer's Editions, surpassed perhaps by the Hemingway only. But for me the expectations came from something rather more personal. My daughter is named Agatha, and specifically … Continue reading A personal journey with the Montblanc Agatha Christie Writer’s Edition

They’re back!

A few weeks back I posted about my Montblanc nib replacement. I promised to follow up. Two days ahead of the promised four-week turnaround, I received an email from the Montblanc boutique informing me that my pens were ready for collection. I went in today to collect them. I have to say, I was very … Continue reading They’re back!