Great for everyday use. The sharpener sharpens the lead a little stubbier than I
like, but the holder itself is everything I want it to be. Grippable, big
enough, and the release/feed does what it's supposed to do.
Exactly what I'd hoped it would be, a relatively cheap practice book for
pictographic practice. The grid is versatile enough to have multiple boxes used
for various sizes of character. I like it. It bleeds a bit, but only when I'm
using ink in a brush on it. Normal pens have no problems, though the paper is
thin enough I'm mostly just using one side of each page.
Soft, thick, and good for protecting pages, and it bends with the book. It's
interesting, but not sure I have as much use as I thought I would have if it
were harder. It's thick enough that it doesn't go all the way into a stitch
binding notebook (it's fine for ring binders or spiral bound).
It's a little bigger than I expected, and just a little awkward to use, but the
huge ink reservoir will last a good long time. The brush is good and springs
back properly, and it acts like a real hair brush. It's good for my painting and
calligraphy, but I wouldn't want to travel much with it, as I'd wonder how much
air would make it leak on an airplane. Still, that said, it's a good brush for
usage at home or in the office.