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#211 KAC

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:14

Nicholas Elliot, famous MI-6 spy and Kim Philby's foil, wrote with a MB (source: Ben Macintyre's recent history, "A Spy Among Friends"). He rolled the pen between his fingers or on a hard surface as a distraction and to cover his own nervousness during the confrontation with Philby in Beirut.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:22

 

In addition to the Lamy and the TWSBIs mentioned earlier, I have also seen him use a Pilot Custom 823. In this video you can see it close at 0:31 and refilling at 0:51. Pretty sure he was using the same  when I went to have my copy signed in NYC.

 

 

And what looks like a pre 2010 bottle of Montblanc Bordeaux, maybe Sepia.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:55

Nicholas Elliot, famous MI-6 spy and Kim Philby's foil, wrote with a MB (source: Ben Macintyre's recent history, "A Spy Among Friends"). He rolled the pen between his fingers or on a hard surface as a distraction and to cover his own nervousness during the confrontation with Philby in Beirut.

 

Have you read "A Spy Among Friends" which is the story of unmasking Philby as a double agent?  It's fantastic--and if you like John LeCarre, it gives a lot of insight into his best books (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for one.)



#214 Helen350

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 13:50

Colin Powell uses a custom made fountain pen commissioned for him by Bill Cosby from Bradford Torelli.  The pen is made completely of solid titanium.  Colin Powell is a lefty.  www.Torellipens.com


Edited by Helen350, 21 October 2014 - 13:51.