Apica CD15 Notebook Review esterbrook

Apica CD15 Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 3 Comments

Sometimes you just want a simple, inexpensive notebook that is still fountain pen friendly. I tend to review some fairly expensive notebooks and most people probably don’t want to spend $15-20 on a notebook for random scribbles. If you fall into this category, Apica’s notebooks might be just what you’re looking for. Not only are they extremely fountain pen friendly, …

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Rhodia Dot Pad Review

John Bosley Reviews 7 Comments

Rhodia has the distinction of being one of the most highly recommended papers when people are looking to upgrade from cheap paper to fountain pen friendly paper. Indeed, it is very fountain pen friendly and fairly easy to obtain! What makes it so popular? Is there something special about it or is it just a good choice for fountain pen …

Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook Review omas paragon fountain pen

Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 2 Comments

It’s always nice when there’s something a little different about a notebook. The name is a little unusual, so it only makes sense the Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks are a little unusual as well. Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, so I suppose these notebooks should help you to remember things. What makes these notebooks unusual? They have a number …

Baron Fig Vanguard Notebook Review pelikan m200

Baron Fig Vanguard Notebook Review

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Please read this additional article about my experience with Baron Fig notebooks before you purchase any! There are times when a notebook falls far short of my expectations. There are also times when a notebook far exceeds my expectations. Fortunately, the Baron Fig Vanguard falls squarely in the latter category. I had heard people talk about Baron Fig products with …

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Midori MD Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 2 Comments

I have long been a fan of Midori paper. I’ve used it for journaling, writing letters and for doodling and have always enjoyed writing on it. This notebook is no different. Its design is very clean and simple and it handles fountain pen ink very well. You should note, though, that if you’re used to using other notebooks a Midori …

Kokuyo Century Edition Notebook review

Kokuyo Century Edition Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 4 Comments

The Century Edition notebook was created to celebrate Kokuyo’s 100-year anniversary. It seems that they pulled out all of the stops and designed their most beautiful and luxurious notebook to date. If the name Kokuyo sounds familiar, you might recognize it from their popular line of Campus notebooks. This notebook, as you’ll see, is a big departure from those student …

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Stálogy 016 Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 2 Comments

Stálogy is best known for it’s 365 days notebook, which is more or less a direct competitor to the Hobonichi Techo. Many people might not be aware that they make regular notebooks as well. I had occasionally seen Stálogy suggested as great paper for fountain pens, but their notebooks are not widely available. Fortunately, I was able to get my …

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Logical Prime Notebook Review

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Let me start out this review by saying that, as far as numbers go, the Logical Prime notebook is a very solid notebook. While it may not be a well-known name in the world of fountain pen friendly paper, the Logical Prime notebook (made by Nakabayashi) is certainly worth considering for anyone who is serious about using good paper. First …

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Quick Review – Heavyweight Fountain-Pen-Friendly Envelopes

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One of my favorite ways to use a fountain pen is to write letters. This year, I decided to participate in InCoWriMo for the first time. If you’re not familiar, InCoWriMo happens every February and stands for International Correspondence Writing Month. The goal is to write a letter every day of the month. When I started preparing all of my …

Life Noble Note Notebook Review

Life Noble Note Notebook Review

John Bosley Reviews 3 Comments

From the first time I ever used a notebook from Life, I was a fan. Everything about them appeals to me. Their product design is top notch, their product quality is extremely high and their paper is a dream to write on. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used a Life product that has disappointed me. Today I want …