Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – November 8, 2020

Photo of the Sailor Pro Gear British Racing Green

My newest fountain pen also ranks as my favorite for the week, the Sailor Pro Gear British Racing Green. As I feared, the relatively small pens size, along with being lighter than the Regency Stripe, does cause my hand to become fatigued after an hour or so. But, the pen is an enjoyable to use and I love the look.

Mark Bacas contacted me and let me know my nib work was done. I viewed his video and paid the invoice on Friday, so the pens should be on their way back to me very soon. Unfortunately, I came across another bent nib, the XXXF for a Vanishing Point. I’ve no idea how this one happened. At least with the KOP I dropped the pen and immediately saw it. So I’ll see if there’s any other pens I want nib work on, and will be sending this one out.

I didn’t make any Fountain Pen Day purchases, although that was made much easier by the two new pens that arrived last week. I did verify I wouldn’t have gotten a FPD deal for either pen.

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Listening: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart (audiobook) – I’m almost done, but didn’t listen at all this past week.

New Arrivals






Written Dry


Newly Inked


Rants of The Archer: Fountain Pen Ink Review: Scribe x Troublemaker Inks Butanding

What’s Up with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen? – The Well-Appointed Desk

Entropy – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Writer’s Blood is the new Diamine Reddit ink! – FOUNTAIN PEN INK ART

News: M600 Tortoiseshell-Red « The Pelikan’s Perch

Five Favorites for Fountain Pen Day (and My Own Personal Distraction) — The Gentleman Stationer

Review: Pencil Revolution The Zine | Comfortable Shoes Studio

51 Clones | Quieter Elephant

What My 2020 Planner Has Been Through — The Pen Addict

American Swan 242/54 – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Cursive Italic Comparisons From Four Nib Grinders – Chicana Writes

Happy Fountain Pen Day 2020! – Penquisition

A day of fountain pens – Pam Alison Knits

Celebrating Fountain Pen Day 2020 – Fountain Pen Love

Why Use A Fountain Pen? | An Inkophile’s Blog

A stick of plastic with a nib on the end | UK fountain pens

Worth the Hype? A Close Look at a Montblanc Writers Edition (Virginia Woolf) — The Gentleman Stationer


Remember to speak — Seize the Dave

73 days and counting down, even Fox News and the NY Post agree…

Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House, Fox News projects | Fox News

NY Post website frontpage