Penna a sfera 1


Previous Bleistift blog posts have shown examples of fictional Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano using Staedtler’s Noris pencil.

Episode: The Safety Net (Image © RAI)

As it turns out, he is also happy to use the Noris stick ballpoint pen, as can be seen in the picture above, taken from the last episode of 2020: The Safety Net (original title: La rete di protezione).

The Noris stick seems to be particularly popular in Italy. Here are some photos from a tv ad campaign

Unfortunately, this pen are not very common in the UK. I assume its speciality is the long brass point, which should make it easy to have a better view of what you are writing.

The information from this blog post has been added to the Noris in the Wild collection.


The images in this blog post have been taken from the RAI TV series Il commissario Montalbano and from Italian TV ads for the Noris stick. I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.


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  • Yuliya Skryp

    It is strange, of course, when the pen is popular in one country and not at all popular in another. And these are EU countries, not from different continents of the Earth.