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First of all, I'm tired...
October 24, 2012
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First of all, I'm tired of reading unhelpful reviews about how Pelle is a imitation and blah blah... I own the large Midori notebook, but I wanted a smaller version for EDC since I dont lug around a big bag with me anymore. I decided to go for the small pelle journal because of its price and similarities.

The leather:
I was torn between the brown and this rustic color. I like vintage and the Rustic Saddle color appealed to me more. What I didn't realize was that when I recieved my item, I discovered that the leather cover was actually a SUEDE type of leather. No biggie, I grew to like it the more and more I petted it. :) The leather feels very...buttery..and smooth. Its actually quite nice. Even though the cover seems to easily get marked up with my finger nails and such, it seems to be a bit more scratch resistant then my midori because it is suede. Pet it and the marks fade some. The insert in my notebook arrived upside down and upon correcting this I became VERY annoyed by how messy and tight the strings were in the middle. The leather kept on curling on me and that made me upset for a while. After I got 3 inserts fitted, things seemed to work out better.

The notebook insert:
Comes with a plain blank insert. The paper accepts my EF and F fountain pen nibs fine. When I tried my medium nib it feathered. The paper is a bit thicker than the midori inserts in the same size. What I don't like is that it won't lie flat when closed.

I fitted my pelle small journal with 2 more inserts (midori) and a zippered pocket. So far I really like it. I gave it 4 stars because of the trouble I had with the strings/bands in the middle. Other than that its awesome. My Pelle Journal ===> http://www.flickr.com/photos/holliesterr/8115335015/in/photostream
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I think this product...
May 13, 2012
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I think this product deserves a review from someone who actually purchased it.

The Box: The reason I bought this was because of its vertical design and the color. I love it! The design makes me want to go out and buy a messenger bag. Ha! It doesn't seem to be 100% leakproof however. Seems sturdy, but I'm afraid of dropping it still.

The Chopsticks: I absolutely love these! I was suprised at how well made these are. They have a little weight to them compared to my regular plastic chopsticks I own.

The Strap: The black thing on there is actually made of rubber and holds well. (I think if I ever lose the strap, it wouldnt be a big deal, I'd just make my own somehow.)

How I use it: I bring this box to work mainly, and I usually leave the middle compartment out since I'm not a big eatter at work. I wrap it with a furoshiki for added cuteness. ^.^ I'm a beginner with making bentos so I just put whatever fits! :)

What I don't like: 1) I have to be careful when putting on the strap (when using all sections) I'm always worried it would come apart on me lol. 2) Not leak proof. 3) The price.

What I like: It's a cool looking box...and very practical. I like that I can use all or just one compartment depending on my appetite. I love love love the color.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase!
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First fountain pen purchase....
April 18, 2012
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First fountain pen purchase. Great pen, smoooooth nib. Starts perfectly out of the box.
Not the sepia color I...
April 18, 2012
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Not the sepia color I was looking for. I wish jetpens could post pictures of written ink samples. It would have been helpful. Its ok though, I empty out the ink in the cartridge and refill them with my own bottled ink and use them that way.
Works great. No brainer,...
April 18, 2012
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Works great.

No brainer, easy peasy to use and clean.
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Not bad for everyday...
April 18, 2012
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Not bad for everyday use.

Smooth writer, makes my cursive handwriting look better! :) Glad I bought this.
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Always in my purse! I...
April 18, 2012
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Always in my purse!

I use this for work and its the cutest thing! For some reason I thought it would be bigger but its a bit smaller then the palm of my hand, (which also adds to its cuteness factor.) I had to be careful opening up this baby in fear of breaking it, its stuck together pretty tightly. No problems with the tape acting up at all when opening or closing. Plastic cuts the tape just fine. Also I agree with someone elses review that it keeps hair, lint and what not off your tape while traveling. Its pretty awesome.

I love saying to people, "Why yes, I keep a donut in my pocket." :)
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What attracted me to...
April 18, 2012
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What attracted me to buy this pen was its unique design and size. I also thought the close up shots I've seen of the 'gold' nib to be quite pretty. I couldn't justify the extra cost for a EF nib so I just bought the F nib one.

First impressions of this pen is that it is so much smaller then I thought! :) That's not a bad thing to me, its actually just fine because its so cute! It's also crazy lightweight. In handling it, I came to the conclusion that this is a bit overpriced for a pen without a clip. (Much more overpriced if you buy one with an EF nib.)

The fine nib writes smoothly, but in comparing the Kaweco with my Lamy Vista, I'd say my Lamy wins in the smoothness department. I also wanted to note that after I used up the ink cartridge my pen came with, instead of throwing it out and buying a new one, I used an ink syringe to refill it (with my own bottled ink.)

~ Compact
~ Attractive pen
~ Lightweight (can be a downside to some people)
~ Can be used as an eyedropper (although I've read its not recommended)
~ Smooth nib

~ Overpriced
~ must buy clip seperately
~ Has a cheap feel to it

Overall, a great pen, never had any problems and despite the price I would recommend it.
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