Fountain Pens From My Collection: Lamy AL-Star

John Bosley Fountain Pen Reviews 21 Comments

Lamy pens, specifically the Safari and AL-Star, tend to get mixed reviews from people. It’s not because of the pens themselves and how they write, but because of the pen design and the uniquely-shaped grip. Before I owned one, I was squarely in the “don’t like them” camp, but then I receive one as a gift and quickly realized what …

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Lemome Notebook Review

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Last year my brother gave me a Lemome notebook as a gift. I had never heard of the brand before and, from what I can tell, it is only sold on Amazon. Of course, with any notebook that I’ve never tried before, I was curious as to how it would perform with fountain pens. The paper is surprisingly thick, but …

pebble stationery co antartica pocket notebook

Pebble Stationery Co Antartica Notebook

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Last year I had the opportunity to review the Pebble Stationery Co Sakura Sumiko notebook. This year I was contacted again to see if I had an interest in reviewing their newest limited-edition notebook, The Antartica. While I don’t use pocket-sized notebooks as often as larger notebooks, this one was too pretty to pass up, so let’s take a closer …

Testing Ink Resist On Different Papers

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Have you ever been writing in a notebook and noticed that your ink doesn’t “stick” to the lines or dots that are printed on the page? If so, you’ve experienced something called ink resist. As the name implies, it is literally where part of the page resists the ink being applied to it. If the term sounds familiar, you may …

Nuuna Flexcover Notebook Review

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Nuuna notebooks remained a bit of a mystery to me until recently. They don’t seem to be very popular in the States, so I’m sorry to say that I’d never even heard of them. Someone commented on a blog post suggesting I try them, which first brought them to my attention. Then I noticed that someone I follow on Instagram …