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

None

Incoming

  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.

Outgoing

None

Out of Rotation

None

Into Rotation

None

Links

The M800 Stilo “Laser”: A Rare & Intriguing Italian Bird « The Pelikan’s Perch

Galen Leather Slip-N-Zip Pen Case – My Pen Needs InkMy Pen Needs Ink

Early thoughts on the Puluz ring LED portable photo studio. | Fountain pen blog //

Oldest and newest – Pam Alison Knits

Listening to my gut — mnmlscholar

Another pen show? Yes, another pen show. | UK fountain pens

How I Use My Notebooks: Daily Planner Update – Writing at Large

2021 Chicago Pen Show Recap: Back to Normal … Slowly — The Gentleman Stationer

State of the Art: Reviving a Printshop | Comfortable Shoes Studio

News: M200 Golden Beryl Special Edition Demonstrator « The Pelikan’s Perch

Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions // The Pen Addict Slack Survey. Named for where it came about, you don’t need a Slack ID or membership. General pen hobbie survey. I didn’t time myself, but I’d estimate less than ten minutes. Assuming, that it doesn’t lead you down a rabbit hole.

Which Wyvern? – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Pen Addict Podcast #482: It’s a Medium Nib, It’s Fine // An interesting discussion about stacked nibs. They sound interesting, but far too expensive for me. Especially since they clearly aren’t a nib for me, and would rarely get used. But I wouldn’t pass up a chance to try one. The podcast still cost me money, it’s where I learned about the new Spoke Icon colors & option.

A Well-Appointed Celebration – The Well-Appointed Desk

The Pre Pen Show Post | Fountain pen blog

S1:P1 – Reading for future you: Highlighting in two colors — mnmlscholar

2021 Chicago Pen Show Recap — The Pen Addict

Kickstarting something new – Newton Pens

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