Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – December 22, 2019

Cheers! - Happy holiday

Happy holidays. Break out the new planner and use those new pens. Although for the record, I’ve learned paper planners aren’t for me and 2019 was the year of no new pens and that won’t change in the the remaining days. Although 2020 may make up for that.

It’s been another long delay since the last Trail Log, so it’s a safe bet that this will be the last of the year. (When I drafted this it was a bet, now it’s a certainty) I wrote my Sheaffer Triumph Sentinel Deluxe (c1942-1948) dry a few weeks ago. The vac-filler was a bit tedious to clean, as are most vac-fillers, so I considered re-inking it. I really like the nib (14k Fine) on the pen, but find the pen just a tad on the thin & light side for my comfort, so I ended up thoroughly cleaning it.

So as the year nears its end I’m left with four inked pens. The Kaweco Brass Sport which travels in my jeans pocket loaded with a Kaweco red cartridge. The Pilot Vanishing point with a XXXF nib and a Pilot black cartridge travels in my shirt pocket. The Pilot Custome 823, also with Pilot Black ink, but a fine nib travel in my NockCo Seed A5 case and is used exclusively in the Seven Seas Writer which is also in the same case. The fourth pen is my Sailor Pro Gear Regency Stripe with a Sailor Kilwa-Guro Pigmented Back ink cartridge (I think that’s the ink, forgot to record that one).

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