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It's like any other ballpoint...
June 29, 2016
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It's like any other ballpoint pen. For the design, it gets a 5 in terms of the color, design, and build of the materials, but I was hoping it would have something more than other ballpoints I've used in terms of the way it writes. I wanted something I wouldn't have to wait on to dry in a certain notebook I have. I just hoped "something" was a bit different with this ballpoint. I would give it a 2 for writing quality.

It does skip ink. Sometimes, when I don't use it for minutes or hours on end and then try to use it, I have to make a series of lines and scribbles to get the ink flowing again. I once tried this for 4 min. on end, and the ink just sputtered itself out when it wanted to despite the cartridge being new. This occurred on day 1, and even after 3 weeks of me just forcing myself to use it daily before completely giving up. When I did write, it was a weird combination of smooth and scratchiness sometimes. I normally write in Kokuyo-paper notebooks I buy from Jet Pens, and I've even tried using this with a soft shitajiki under it, but to no avvail. This is why I originally stopped buying and using any brand of ballpoints years ago.
The Maruman paper inside...
June 29, 2016
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The Maruman paper inside this notebook resembles standard Kokuyo paper in its smoothness and the faint coloring of its lines.

PROS:
Elegant, professional-looking, smooth leather notebook
Sturdy, silver rings
Smooth paper
Beautiful contrast of black (plastic elements) and white (leather)
Nice, subtle divider colors, with nice, silver numbers embossed on them
Feels good to write it in

CONS:
The cover is flimsy. It is essentially thin, black plastic surrounded by a thin "jacket" of white leather. You want a hard surface to write on when using it.

5-Stars for beauty and elegance
4-Stars for the thin cover
Kokuyo paper is a favorite...
June 29, 2016
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Kokuyo paper is a favorite of mine, and this is a nice thick pack of it. It's smooth to write on and has nice, faint lines.
The paper is nice and...
June 29, 2016
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The paper is nice and smooth, the ruled lines inside are faint and nice, and the design of the notebook is absolutely beautiful. Because the notebook cover is thin and a bit flimsy, it is best to use this notebook on a flat, hard surface when writing, or slotting it in to a sturdy note book cover, if you have to hold it open in your palms.
The paper is nice and...
June 29, 2016
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The paper is nice and smooth, the ruled lines inside are faint and nice, and the design of the notebook is absolutely beautiful. Because the notebook cover is thin and a bit flimsy, it is best to use this notebook on a flat, hard surface when writing, or slotting it in to a sturdy note book cover, if you have to hold it open in your palms.
The paper is nice and...
June 29, 2016
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The paper is nice and smooth, the covers are thick and sturdy and beautiful in their color, and it's just a joy of a notebook to utilize.
The plastic is insanely...
June 29, 2016
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The plastic is insanely clear, made of nice quality material (it's like a thin skin against your notebook), and I think it will hold up well over time. I've been using this on an A5, 80-page Kokuyo Mio paper notebook for the last few months.
I like mini notebooks...
June 29, 2016
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I like mini notebooks like this. This is made of nice material and it's nice to look at. I've been using this for more than half a year and it's more than half full with notes, and it still holds itself together like the day I bought it. If I don't carry this alone in a pocket in my purse, I have it stashed inside the back slot of my Hobonichi Techo's cover.
I bought this pen case...
June 29, 2016
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I bought this pen case to keep in my purse. I feel like it's a great size, made of nice, sturdy material, and looks professional. The zippers open and close with ease like any good set of zippers.

I love the setup of the compartments inside. I personally keep a max of 5 pens and/or mechanical pencils in it, between both of the large zippered compartments, a couple of sticky notes holders, 2 spare mechanical lead holders, and a thin letter opener. This case serves its purpose, and I feel like the material will last a long while. I've had mine for nearly half a year, and I open/close it at a minimum of once a day, and it still functions and looks the same as the day I first bought it.
The lead is the great...
June 29, 2016
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The lead is the great Kuru Toga lead that I've come to know and enjoy these last few years, and the sheer design of the holder the lead comes in is just a joy to look at. I mean, yes, it's just a lead case/holder. . . but it's designed well, from the text font, to the color of the font, to the blue and silver contrast of the case. It's a joy to look at. I like that the top is firm when on the holder, and it screws off and on.
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