Nakabayashi Logical Swing Air Notebook cover

Logical Air Swing Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 2 Comments

If you’ve already read my review of the Logical Swing notebook, this review of the Logical Air Swing will feel quite familiar. The notebooks are nearly identical, with one key exception. What could that be, you ask? Read on to find out. First Impressions This is very much a no-frills notebook. It doesn’t look very impressive and feels a little …

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Logical Swing Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 2 Comments

You may already know that I’m a big fan of the Logical Prime notebook. This notebook, the Logical Swing, is made by Nakabayashi, the same company who makes the Logical Prime. I’m excited to try it out and see if it’s a less-expensive alternative to the Logical Prime. First Impressions On first glance, this notebook seems to be intended for …

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Ayush Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 2 Comments

Ayush notebooks have been on the fountain pen scene for just a few years now. I had heard great things about them, so when I knew that I was going to be seeing Kirk from Pen Realm, I ordered some for him to bring along to our meetup. While it doesn’t look like he currently has the same notebooks that …

Kokuyo Campus CYO-BO notebook with Kaweco fountain pen

Kokuyo Campus High Grade (CYO-BO) Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 8 Comments

Kokuyo has an impressive lineup of Campus notebooks, the most popular of which is their inexpensive notebook aimed at students. Look beyond that basic Campus notebook, though, and you’ll find a variety of notebooks with higher-quality paper options. Today we’re going to take a look at one of those notebooks, the Kokuyo Campus High Grade notebook with CYO-BO paper. First …

Kokuyo Perpanep Notebook Review

Kokuyo Perpanep Notebooks

John BosleyReviews 2 Comments

Not too long ago Kokuyo came out with a new line of notebooks with an interesting twist. These notebooks have three different paper types that are meant to appeal to different paper preferences. They named the lineup Perpanep, which is an anagram of “pen paper”. The idea is that each paper type has different characteristics, specifically how they feel to …

Leuchtturm 120gsm Notebook Review

Leuchtturm 120gsm Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 6 Comments

Most fountain pen users should be familiar with Leuchtturm notebooks. They are widely used by many people as daily planners, diaries and bullet journals. Unfortunately, while the paper is good, it is not great. It tends to be somewhat inconsistent and is prone to slight bleedthrough. When I heard that Leuchtturm had a version of their popular notebook with 120gsm …

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Lemome Notebook Review

John BosleyReviews 13 Comments

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 …