Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – September 29, 2019

Pilot Vanishing Point Cherry Bamboo on my Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter
My workhorse pen

Another very slow week as far as fountain pen usage goes. Maybe that last link down below will inspire me to start my mornings with pen and paper.

Pelikan Hubs 2019 – Philadelphia: A Recap « The Pelikan’s Perch

A Pelikan Hub round-up, London 2019 | Fountain pen blog

Ink Log 2019 // – Weirdoforest Pens

Mid-Week Mini: Stockholm Travel Kit. — The Finer Point

REVIEW: MONTBLANC WRITERS EDITION RUDYARD KIPLING FOUNTAIN PEN | The Pencilcase Blog | Fountain pen, Pencil, Ink and Paper reviews // I don’t read pen reviews very often these days. This one caught my eye because of the distinctive pen. I don’t know if I love or hate the looks. As mentioned it’s a “…oddball pen, and it’s certainly quite ‘out there’…”

Picking a “Workhorse”: How To Choose A Fountain Pen for an Everyday Writer — The Gentleman Stationer // Some things to think about when choosing a “workhorse” fountain pen. My own choice is the Pilot Vanishing Point with an extra-fine or thinner nib (usually an XXXF nib ground by Richard Binder long ago). It’s a click away from using (or putting away). It fails miserably in his ink capacity requirement, although I stick with cartridges to maximize (for this particular pen) the ink load. Converter capacity is terrible and cartridges are at lease easier to change since I always use black ink.

Stickin’ With It* | From the Pen Cup // That’s a lot of paper, ink, words, and mornings.

Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – September 22, 2019

A slow couple of weeks as far as fountain pen usage goes, My vintage Sheaffers didn’t get much use this past week. The Pilot Vanishing Point got just enough use to be written dry this past week. I popped in a new black cartridge and kept it in the rotation.

Links

Should I have stopped buying pens in November 2016? Thoughts on the Lamy Bauhaus | UK fountain pens // This reminded me that my Lamy 2000 has gone unused for too long.

“Oh, they don’t count” | UK fountain pens // I can relate, I have a group of pens that I’ve mentally thrown out of my accumulation but still have them around.

Crónicas Estilográficas: Japanese Eyedropper Today (I) // I had forgotten about the Japanese eyedropper system and learned something new from this post. (An unexpected inventor.)

Silvered Souveräns: A Look At The M420, M425, And M430 « The Pelikan’s Perch // Some interesting M400 variations.

And there was a pen show on the other coast. Unfortunately I also missed the Commonwealth (Boston) Pen Show since it’s tough for me to travel on Sundays.

SF Pen Show 2019 Recap – The Well-Appointed Desk

2019 San Francisco Pen Show — Mountain of Ink