Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – August 16, 2020

photo of my favorites Week of Aug 16, 2020

My favorites Week of Aug 16, 2020. Sailor Realo (M/F), Sailor 1911L (zoom) and Keychron K6

It was another week with relatively low fountain pen usage. My keyboard saw much more usage than all my pens combined. A favorite fountain pen was hard to pick this week, so I picked two. The Sailor 1911L Ringless Epinard was fun to doodle and play with, thanks to the zoom nib, while the Sailor Realo with its medium/fine nib and Montblanc Encre du Desert ink was my favorite to write with. The medium/fine nib was a joy, and I love the ink color.

Sailor’s new Shikiori ink cartridges became available here in the States. I was really being pulled to order the full pack of 20 inks (60 cartridges), but common sense prevailed. I picked three (Yama-Dori, Yodaki, and Shimoyo). The full pack of 60 would have lasted me years, probably until they evaporated, since they would only fit five of my pens. I added some notebooks to the order, but no pens. Anderson Pens shipped them out the same day (Friday), but if recent USPS experiences continue, I might receive them this coming week.

New Arrivals

None

Incoming

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Outgoing

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Written Dry

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Newly Inked

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Links

Composition Book Round Up 2020: Target Part 2 | Comfortable Shoes Studio // Be sure to check other recent posts for more Composition Book reviews. Or, if you want to skip to the end: Composition Book Round Up: Which to Stock Up | Comfortable Shoes Studio

Crónicas Estilográficas: Sailor Mini // I’ve never heard of “long-shorts”, as a style of pen, and was surprised to see the moniker is applied “in the west”
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Have a Sinister Day! – Penquisition // I’m not a lefty either, but always had some of the same questions raised here.

[PfMP] Parker Inflection | dapprman // I’ve been enjoying Gary’s “Pens from My Past” posts.

Six micro-trends for the rest of 2020 | UK fountain pens

Off-topic: xkcd: COVID Risk Comfort Zone // The third option sounds good to me.

Voting Resources (U.S.) Everything You Need to Vote – Vote.org and Can I Vote | NASS