I completely understand sizing down everything, I wish I could, I just got a Travel Dyneema Aeronaute which is lighter than Ballistic but I need the space to house the clothes that cover my big frame.
You cannot go wrong with the Safari, lightweight workhorse pen, the Vista (clear version) is even better as it looks like a disposable but write great with the wonderful ballpoint and rollerball refills, the mechanical pencil and the fountain pens are also great.
The part that hold the nib and that one holds when writing with a fountain pen is called the section.
I am kind of wondering if I should bring my FJN with me on trips, it is Cordura, hence gorgeous, and also heavy, I wish Tom and the Crew made one in Travel Dyneema.
But says my inner little girl voice: "it is the perfect travel journal, you will regret it if you don't take it!"
I know says my grown up and reasonable voice.
Of all the things I am thinking of packing the FJN is really the only tough one, because everything else, I can get elsewhere but not him, I gave it a gender derived from French Le Field Journal Notebook.