This pen is fun and functional. I put a Diamine Claret cartridge in it, and I'm
loving the results. Dark pink ink flows freely. I like the grip a lot; very
comfortable. But the grip and the fairly broad line might not suit everyone.
This is my favorite notebook. What makes it ideal is that it is just large
enough and thick enough to be really useful, but light enough to go everywhere.
The spiral is durable but not bulky-- doesn't get caught on things. The paper
moves easily on the spiral, so the notebook always lays flat and both sides of
the paper can easily be used. Some people might like a thicker cardboard, but I
find it just thick enough to use the pad wherever, without additional support.
It looks great-- cool, not ostentatious. The paper is excellent. Nice color,
between white and ivory, not too bright. I'm not a huge fan of grid paper in
general, but it is subdued on these notebooks; the lines stand out more, which
is what I prefer.