The Sheaffer Taranis is bringing back the hooded nib in a big way. Featuring a patent-pending grip section that is truly unique, it combines the warmth of resin with the durability of metal. Designed by renowned US architect Charles Debbas, the pen collection is named for the Celtic God of Thunder. The long sleek, spring-loaded clip features Sheaffer’s White Dot making it instantly recognizable.
The Sheaffer Taranis will be available as a fountain pen, rollerball pen and twist-action ballpoint and will come in 5 different colors: Stormy Night, Icy Gunmetal, White Lightening, Stormy Wine and Sleek Chrome. The fountain pen has a stainless steel nib in fine, medium or broad. Prices range from $125 to $165
and should be available around the beginning of November. Right before we were about to publish we just received word that the Taranis will be pushed back to a 2013 launch. We don’t know why its release is delayed but I’ll still be here waiting for it.