Finally I can do all that homework I’ve been putting off all those decades. Despite my constant pimping I haven’t bought much myself from The Prop Store of London — I prefer items that are identifiable as being from the movie in question, instead of generic props, and that tends to price them out of my wallet — but when this popped up within my means I had to grab it.
And I’m glad I did, this is an elegant little piece. It has a well-used wooden handle, shaped to fit the hand, with small carvings at either end, and acrylic tips for tapping away at computer screens. Just the sort of thing you’d expect to see in an Asian-influenced future. If I wasn’t afraid I’d break or lose it, I’d use it for my own PDA stylus. It shipped quickly, packaged so tightly it took me nearly fifteen minutes to get it out.
The COA lists it as “River Stylus,” but I don’t know for sure if it’s the one the actress used. I know there’s at least one other, in the prop display seen at the Serenity Fan Fest last year (unless this is the same one, which seems unlikely; there’s pretty much always more than one of any movie prop). But I’m happy.