Wow, Joe, you are well equipped. I have a chisel and slab! When I went to Minneapolis last year I forgot to pack my chisel so Jakebrake loaned me one of his to take notes with. I'm afraid I couldn't get it on the airplane anyway.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill ~
I have a few fountain pens handed down to me by family memobers over the years. They range in age from the 1920's through the 1980's. Materials are diverse, from metal to plastic based. Some are working and some need a little tlc to bring them back up to snuff. When I need to sign something or hanrd write a letter, I invariably turn to one of these pens.
My favorite is a Waterman that once belonged to my grandfather. It's pretty distinct, multicolored black and yellow lacquer with gold accent. Multidimensional. Lots of hues and reflective surfaces in the lacquer. My paternal grandfather passed away before I was born and this was his favorite pen. I like to think about that when I pull it out to write a special letter or sign something.
FYI: If you need any old ones tuned up, the best place I have found is the Fountain Pen Hospital in NYC.