Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – November 29, 2020

Photo of thinks week's favorite pen. And some bourbon

I hope all you U.S. residents had a good Thanksgiving, despite no travel or large gatherings. And I hope the rest of you had a good Thursday. My favorite pen this week got most of its use on Thanksgiving. My fountain pen usage was up a bit this week, thanks mainly to a lot of usage on Thursday when I wrote a couple short letters and made a lot of notes.

Unrelated to holiday sales, I also ordered some accessories. After a couple of extended sessions taking nots this past week, constantly worried that loose or carelessly capped pen would roll off the table, I decided to get a couple of Penwells from Good Made Better. I ordered a Traveller, and backed their Kickstarter for the Craftsman. I figure the Craftsman can live on my office desk, while the Traveller can live on my home writing desk, and, well, travel as needed.

Speaking of bent nibs, I sent my bent Vanishing Point unit off to Mark Bacus for repair. It’ll be gone until February or so, since he just received it on Saturday.

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Listening:_ Pacific Crucible_ by Ian W. Toll (audiobook) : Made good progress on this one, despite not doing a lot of driving, which is when I typically listen. The short rides got me interested enough and I kept listening after my arrival. I’m about half way through the book.

New Arrivals



  1. Leonardo Officina Italiana Momento Zero Green Blue Rhodium is coming from Pen Chalet. It’s due early this week according to to eta from USPS. A very straight-forward pen name.



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