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