Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – October 9, 2021

A quick, and early post this weekend. I’ll be offline from the time I post this, until Tuesday morning. So no responses to comments or emails until Tuesday.

New Arrivals



  1. Esterbrook (Kenro) OS Estie (EF) – Seaglass w/ Palladium trim: Hopefully it will be released soon. I don’t have any factual info, but I suspect it’s floating off the coast.
  2. Spoke Icon (EF) – a British Racing Green barrel, a brass insert, and a grooved gripping section machined out of brass. I’ve avoided Spoke pens because I suspect they will be too thin for my writing comfort. But they had me at green and brass, so I did some more research. I’m hoping the brass will add some weight, which helps me with thinnish pens. I like brass, and get the added benefit of being the heaviest material for the sleeve and section. The gripping section has a bit more girth than the Sailor Pro Gear British Racing Green that I’m selling, but only a little, so it comes down more to the way the pen fits my hand (I’m trying to justify the purchase here). Thanks to the brass, it is considerably heavier than the Pro Gear. It’s even heavier than the Pro Gear Regency Stripe, which I find comfortable enough for an hour or more of writing. I’m optimistic, although this may be a quick catch & release.



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