Nero's Notes — The Fountain Pen Test

The Night Sky in your Back Pocket (but don't ask where the sun shines)

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

This particular pair of notebooks, dedicated to The Night Sky, neatly illustrate the constellations to be seen from north and south hemispheres of the planet. Admittedly Google Sky will do that too, but as the old tag-line has it: forget the app, there's a notebook for that.

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Fa-Vo

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Brand New to Neros Notes. Fa Vo. Stylish, elegant, 100% recycled Portuguese notebooks. Tested.

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Best Notebooks for Fountain Pens II

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Last year we published a top 8 of our notebooks for fountain pens. As I have spent more time with the hobby, my tastes have developed a little.  I tend towards double broad or stub nibs, and as a consequence, my script is pretty big. That partly explains why I burn through so many notebooks, and why I am using more medium-sized books than ever before.  Before I go through my favourite notebooks for fountain pens, the usual disclaimers. There is no right answer. Pens, nibs, inks and paper are very individual. Personal preference is a huge influencing factor in...

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Whitelines - by Anthony Newman

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As part of the continuing series of reviews, I asked Anthony Newman to have a look at Whitelines. This review first appeared on his fantastic blog. ... I have been a pocket notebook addict since before the fountain pen bug started to bite its hardest. I’ve worked my way through countless Field Notes, plus a fair few of the lovely dot-grid Calepinos, and various books from other brands like Word, before settling on the Tomoe River books from Taroko Designs and Goulet. My carry has evolved over the years, and now my pocket notebook lurks inside a Nock Sinclair, where it’s always accessible but protected from the...

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Darkstar Collection - Review

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After her comprehensive review of the Papio notebooks, I asked Amanda to review another of our British offerings, Darkstar. The below is an edited version. You can find the full review at Amanda's excellent blog. Darkstar Collection - Review So, where do these notebooks sit on the "Pretty-Functional" grid? I don't find them especially 'pretty' but they do have an understated class to them. The cover is a matte black and the only branding on the cover is a small, satin-finish black star on the front. Inside, the first page has the same information as the banding. Cover First page...

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