Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – March 28, 2021

Photo of my pens for this week, a Lamy Safari Terra (EF) and Lamy Safari Mango (OM) and

For the week ahead: Lamy Safari Terra (EF) with the factory cartridge and Lamy Safari Mango (14kt OM) and Lamy Violet ink

My fountain pen usage was up a bit from the previous week. I can’t claim that as a huge accomplishment; the bar was vary low. I did continue my streak of journaling every day.

No real favorites this week. I had planned to use the Kona Cherry and KOP as my pens this past week, but the KOP went dry early in the week. I pulled out the Lamy Safari with the Oblique Medium nib to replace the KOP. The Diplomat Green Aero saw more use than the Kona Cherry. The Oblique Medium nib will remain for the week ahead, and will be joined by my new Lamy Terra with an extra-fine nib, and the factory provided ink cartridge. I like pairing a thin nib with a wider nib in my two-pen case.

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Listening: Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson (audiobook). I’m still making progress, albeit slowly, through this one. I’m close to halfway, but not there yet.
Reading: Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard. I finished this one off. Like any Elmore Leonard book, It didn’t require a lot of effort to read, and I enjoyed it. I curious and watched the movie again. It was closer to the book than I remembered. The book has more room to develop characters, but some minor characters I didn’t remember were in the movie, just quickly brushed over.

New Arrivals






Written Dry

  1. Sailor Tangerine King of Pen (O.M.) ran out of Sailor Shimoyo ink on Tuesday.

Newly Inked



canetas e coisas: VAZIR

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The Glorious Nail – Goodwriterspens’s Blog // My sentiments exactly


Suez Traffic Report // Since I remember pre-Google Maps traffic reports this made me laugh.