Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – June 14, 2020

Currently inked pens June 14, 2020
Currently inked pens

My fountain pen usage was way down this week and for the first time in months I missed a day of journalling, then I skipped another one. Mainly because I was under the weather for a couple of days. But things are looking up.

I cleaned a few pens Friday night when I couldn’t sleep, but I’ve got more cleaning to do.

I still have four fountain pens that arrived over the last few weeks but have yet to be inked up. I plan to ink them up this afternoon or Monday. Plus I’ll pull a few more from the pen case. I’ve still got five inked pens, but none are suitable as an everyday writer, so I’ll be inking up some pens this afternoon.

New Arrivals






Written Dry

As expected, the Diplomat Aero Orange/Black went dry last Sunday afternoon. I expect one of my Aero pens to return to the rotation soon, although which one is still TBD.

The Franklin-Christoph Model 02 with Montblanc Emerald Green and a needlepoint nib finally went dry on Saturday. That needlepoint nib is stingy with ink, despite putting down an easily readable line.

Newly Inked


Black Lives Matter: A Statement « The Pelikan’s Perch

Episode 143: Black Lives Matter | The Erasable Podcast

Jesus Christ, Just Wear a Face Mask!

Now,on to the fun stuff…

The Unsung History Of Pelikan, Inc. USA « The Pelikan’s Perch // I have to admit, I haven’t read the entire article yet, it’s on the agenda for this afternoon. Like Joshua’s other historical articles, I expect it to be informative and information dense.

An overdue look at the Sheaffer 300 fountain pen. | Fountain pen blog // I really liked the Sheaffer 300 when I reviewed it. I ended up giving it away when it went unused for over a year. It deserved more attention than I could give it.

My Ten Favorite Fountain Pens – The Well-Appointed Desk // I always like seeing what other people pick as their favorites, especially when they are so different from what I would pick. I recently became aware that Scnhon DSGN now makes fountain pens. I foresee a potential Retro 51 type problem, a lot of nice designs and options.

Some of My Favourite Desk Tools – Wonder Pens – Life Behind a Stationery Shop

Ink Adultery – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Francis THEO: Sketching Holiday in Hong Kong

Tips For Starting an Ink Journal – Goulet Pens Blog

How To Choose The Best Pen For You — The Gentleman Stationer

Admiring small, but perfectly formed, collections: 10 pen addicts to follow on Instagram | UK fountain pens