Really like these puppies...
October 11, 2014
Really like these puppies for my "commonplace books." Like many, I've grown
disaffected with Moleskines, the popular favorite--whose paper quality really
seems to have declined. My alternatives have become the Leuchtterm 1917 (roughly
the same size, A5)--and the Palomino Blackwing Luxury Notebook.
First off, BOTH have Moleskines beat, hands down. The paper in both of them is
just higher-quality than what I've seen in Moleskines lately--of any price.
Incidentally, despite what another reviewer said, I'm looking at all three, and
they all have the same (6 millimeter) line spacing. The Leuchtterm 1917 has
numbered pages, but I just lightly pencil my own page numbers into my Palomino
Blackwings. Bookmark ribbon? Check. I like the lighter-colored (closer to white)
paper in the Blackwing, too--as well as the heavier "boards," though they're
still flexible. The ruling on the Blackwing pages is of similar weight to those
in the Moleskine, which in both cases are heavier than those in the Leuchtterm
1917. The Blackwing also has more pages (160 vs. 122) than the Leuchtterm 1917.
You'll never go back to Moleskines.
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