Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – September 13, 2020

Photo of Sailor Realo on Nock Co Seed

I didn’t have a clear favorite fountain pen this past week. The Benu Briolette was the most used, but that was because I’m working on a review. As much as I like the pen, I just can’t call it a favorite. Maybe if it had a more exciting ink, it would have crossed over the line and into “favorite” territory. Other fountain pens got their turn for a day, but none made me want them for the following day. That said, the Sailor Realo with its medium/fine nib and Montblanc Antoine de Saint-Exupery Encre du Désert wasn’t used until Saturday. Still, it was the most enjoyable writing experience.

I sent out my Sailor KOP to have the nib fixed. I also sent along three more pens for nib work. I send them to Mark Bacas. The three fountain pens are: a TWSBI GO with a broad nib to be ground into a Predator Extreme, which is very fine on the normal writing side, and an Architect on the reverse. My Sheaffer Custom Legacy with an extra-fine nib went to get The Turk, which is an XXF. My Diplomat Aero Volute went for a left oblique nib. The eta for doing the work in 7 weeks. I was shocked when USPS delivered the package the day before it estimated delivery.

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Reading: The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren (Sci-Fi) // 20% complete
Listening: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart (audiobook) // Only listened to about an hour. I had intended to listen while on my walks, but I found that I prefer not having voices I my head while I’m on my walks these days. Very different than a year ago.
Watching: Ted Lasso (Apple TV) // The only show I watch the day it drops (Friday’s)

New Arrivals

I picked up the Pen Addict Celebration Retro 51 from the post office on Tuesday.

photo of the Pen Addict Retro 51 Celebtration

Incoming

None

Outgoing

Only temporarily outgoing, but the four pens I mentioned in the top section are currently out.

Written Dry

None

Newly Inked

None

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The rules for keeping a journal that improves with age – Recording Thoughts // I have to say, I don’t follow these rules, unless it’s accidental. I have to admit, my only rule is write whatever is on my mind. Sometimes it has a purpose other than an excuse to use my pens, but it isn’t required.

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2 thoughts on “Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – September 13, 2020”

    • @grumpy

      Some questions shouldn’t be asked, but since you did. I counted 19, but can’t guarantee there’s not another one or two in a drawer or bag.

      Ray

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