In a message dated 10/28/00 4:08:36 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> I can't recall if I did ask this or not, but those of you who have
> occasion to write at an event, hat implements do you use? Quills, pens
> with nibs, simple pencils?
I use a really nifty inkwell which I got at the V&A, which is a reproduction
Jacobean style in pewter...it has a reservoir in the center for ink, and four
holes in the raised based for holding quills.
As for pens, I use straight quills, without feathers. while the development
of the pen may have progressed (and I am not certain on this point), I think
the rigours of campaigning would make straight quills far more accessible
then nibs, etc.