Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – September 8, 2019

Not much fountain pen usage this past week. But an interesting thing happened on the way to seeing if I can use a few vintage pens as daily writers. I found that I love using them. So much so that my three Sheaffers (only two are actually vintage) were moved into my primary pen case so that they are always with me. The Sailor Pro Gear Regency Stripe and King of Pen were put in the secondary pen case and were ignored all week. The stub nib on the Legacy isn’t a daily writer for me, but it’s a nice change of pace.

Could I cross the Rubicon by selling off those to Sailors to focus on Sheaffers? Probably not. But if the Sheaffers keep my interest, I could see not using several of my modern pens and having current favorites fall out of favor with less use. Or, I could get tired of the Sheaffers.

The two Sheaffer Triumphs are solidly built, I have no concerns about them traveling in my briefcase/computer bag. They travel in the Nock Co Burton (from the Pen Addict 2019 Kickstarter) which is usually in the Nock Co Lanier, but will sometimes be moved to another bag or used on its own. I like the design slightly better than the A5 case that came with the Lanier. For one thing, it has slots for pens. For another, it has a bit more padding.

Links

REVISITING THE WANCHER DREAM PEN URUSHI FOUNTAIN PEN | The Pencilcase Blog | Fountain pen, Pencil, Ink and Paper reviews // I have little interest in adding new pens these days so typically skip reviews. But, long-term experiences still get my attention.

Quest for Perfection: My Search for the Best Burgundy Ink — The Gentleman Stationer // Montblanc Bordeaux is my favorite, by far, and I still have 4 1/2 bottles left. That’ll carry me for a while. I’m committed to always have at least one pen loaded with that ink. I also agree with his top three choices, although maybe swap #2 and #3, depending on my mood.

Ink – Goodwriterspens’s Blog // The only old ink bottles I have are a few bottles of Sheaffer ink. I do share the affinity for green ink. My second favorite color family, behind burgundy.

The Gimborn 150 Master: A Pelikan By Another Name « The Pelikan’s Perch // Another obscure (at least to me) bit of history from The Perch.

Stationery In Real Life: Making Do | From the Pen Cup // More real-life stationery stories.

UKFP Uncapped: 7th September 2019 | UK fountain pens // I enjoy reading posts about what people are interested in. This is the third “Uncapped” post and I’ve enjoyed all three.

Off-topic – The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White – The Atlantic // I recognize many of these iconic photos, never realized they all came from the same photographer.

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