School days (lethal): Pen was mightier than sword

Our Edinburgh desk chief Steve Farrar reports:

Saint Cassian of Imola was stabbed to death with metal nibs and now is, curiously, the patron saint of short-hand writers and parish clerks. Which makes him the ultimate pen pusher in more ways than one.”

BACKGROUND INFO FOR NIB NEWBIES: this video shows a nib in non-homicidal action: