May 4, 2015
This is currently the top runner for becoming my standard notebook. The 6.5mm
line spacing is perfect for me, the B5 size fits a lot on the page while still
being admirably portable (if not pocket-sized, even for oversized pockets), and
to my hand the paper has the same smoothness I've grown to love in my Rhodia
pad. I've seen no bleed or show-through (writing with my beloved Lamy Safari,
fine nib, with Sailor yama-dori ink), and I very much like the color of the
paper -- white, but not the glaring, sun-on-new-snow white I associate with
Rhodia (and don't love).
If I could take off a quarter-star because I can't *quite* get the notebook to
lie entirely flat when it's open, I would; but compared to how much I like
everything else about the book, it's really too small a quibble to matter.