Over these many years in the hobby I’ve managed to assemble a modest collection of keys and paddles. It’s an assortment of odds and ends but of those that have seen the most use two are from Vibroplex, two from N3ZN, and now I have a second precision instrument from Begali.

I’ve drooled over the Sculpture many times while at Dayton but never could quite bring myself to pull the purchase trigger. But since then the world changed and with the pandemic, who knew if the supply lines were even still open? I checked online and followed up with Bruna, Pietro’s daughter, and found I could still order a Sculpture and receive it in a reasonable amount of time.

I opted for the Titanium Nitrate finish in black and had my call sign engraved on it. It arrived today. I find it classically beautiful. An example of old world craftsmanship and a monument to Morse. It takes its place on my desk in the shack as my daily driver and one day an heirloom…