Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – June 28, 2020

Photo of the Benu Scepter II
This week’s favorite

My fountain pen usage remained relatively low this past week. While I used the pens daily, there weren’t any extended writing sessions. I’m hoping to change that this coming week. I’ve got several “This Just In Posts” to write, so those should jumpstart my usage.

My most used and favorite fountain pen of the week was the Benu Scepter II with an extra-fine nib and R&K Alt-Bordeaux ink.

New Arrivals

Penlux Masterpiece Grande Black & White Koi, with a steel fine in arrived this past Tuesday. It’s a nice large fountain pen.

photo of the newest arrival




The Benu Minima was sold and will be put in the mail on Monday. Arrived in May, out in June. As I mentioned last week, I did like the pen, but I didn’t foresee it getting used often enough. The longer I keep it, the harder it will be to sell.

Written Dry

The Newton Eastman with an Esterbrook #3556 Firm Fine nib wasn’t exactly written dry, but I flushed it out. It recently developed a habit of burping frequently. Maybe it’s the humid weather, or my hands are hotter than usual (no fever, I checked). The usual tricks of equalizing the pressure didn’t really work. It was annoying, so I flushed the pen. I could have toped off the ink to remove air, but it’s been over three months, so a good time for a change.

Newly Inked

The newly arrived Penlux Masterpiece Grande was filled with R&K Blau-Schwarz LE ink. Although it arrived on Tuesday, I didn’t get around to inking it up until Friday afternoon.

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