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I have this pair of scissors...
April 4, 2015
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I have this pair of scissors in my Nomadic PE-08 pencil case, and it does the job when I need something cut. No, I wouldn't use it regularly for large jobs, but if you need scissors once in awhile and you don't have a lot of room, these do fine.
I bought this case specificall...
April 4, 2015
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I bought this case specifically to take to geology field camp with me, since it's rugged and holds a s**t-ton of pencils. We needed our colored pencils for mapping out in the desert, and this does not let me down. I have at least 24 pencils in it, some Sakura fineliners of various widths, erasers, pencil sharpener, glue stick, highlighter, one of those convertible pairs of scissors that looks like a pen, and a tiny 6" ruler. It lived through 2 weeks in Bishop, CA, a week in Yerington, NV, 4 weeks in central Oregon, a week in Yellowstone, and two weeks in France and Spain. I now take it into the field with me when I work, and people always comment on the amount of stuff I pull out of it (almost comically, like it's the pencil case version of a clown car).

If you need a pencil case that will withstand abuse, take it from a geologist who goes into the field regularly - this is the soft-sided case you want.
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This is a premium pencil...
April 4, 2015
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This is a premium pencil case. I own many pencil cases (and many boxes of pens to put in the cases!) but I like this one because it doesn't hold a lot. I can put maybe six pens in it and a pencil, and maybe a Bamboo stylus for my iPad. It barely holds a boxy eraser. But, if I know I just want a small pencil case to throw in my purse instead of bringing my school bag with me, it's fantastic. Also, the leather is supple, the zipper is sturdy, and it just feels expensive. The peppermint green is really pretty and reminds me of a frozen winter day. I love it :)
This is a small stapler...
April 4, 2015
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This is a small stapler that can staple a ridiculous number of pages together. It does stay open like the photos show most of the time, so if you want to put it in your bag, be careful pulling it out or sticking your hand in there so you don't stick yourself or get a finger caught. Also, it doesn't take normal staples, but high-capacity staples are pretty easy to find. This is the best little stapler you could possibly keep in your school bag.
I hate ballpoint pens....
April 4, 2015
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I hate ballpoint pens. Hate hate hate. That being said, I love this pen. The ink is so smooth that for a minute, I thought it was a gel pen. The colors are vibrant, too, and they're really easy to replace once you run out of ink. The pencil is pretty easy to refill, and the clicking mechanism is sturdy. I used this pen for o-chem, and it never let me down. It's great for color-coded notes, and people will ask what kind of pen it is because it's so awesome.
This pen is nice because...
April 4, 2015
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This pen is nice because it's more like a calligraphy pen and less like a normal fountain pen. The EF nib is also super extra fine, and if you're light enough, you might be able to get some hairlines. Drawbacks include leaking and cheaply made plastic. But hey, for such an inexpensive pen, you might as well get a few. If you're just starting out with fountain pens, definitely get this.
One of my go to, everyday...
April 4, 2015
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One of my go to, everyday inks. The teal is beautiful, and I love using it in my Lamy Safari Vista EF pen so I can admire the blue when held up to the light. It also is a pretty dry ink, all things considered.
What is there to say...
April 4, 2015
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What is there to say that hasn't already been said? This color is classic and beautiful. After shaking it for a few minutes (because the gold flecks settle to the bottom), fill up a wet-writing fountain pen. Don't use an EF nib, because you won't get the distinction and light play that this ink really provides, and the gold can get stuck in some pens. I used this ink for envelopes at Christmas with a blue pumpkin Copperplate nib, and it was fantastic. It really shines with a flex pen or a flex nib. For all ink lovers, this is one you have to buy!
The ink is wet and the...
April 4, 2015
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The ink is wet and the brown is very warm, almost like a burnt orange in places. I secretly bought this just so I can wash the cartridges out and fill them with my own ink to put in my Kawaco Liliput Fireblue F fountain pen. But, the brown is different, and I kind of like it.
I'm a big fountain pen...
April 4, 2015
I'm a big fountain pen user, and the beautiful images of the fireblue Liliput made me want one so badly. So, I saved my money and bought one, especially since it said it took international cartridges. Of course, I thought that meant it took international short converters too, but nooooo, it doesn't. The pen is too small for that. I have bottles and bottles of ink (a lot of it Iroshizuku ink because it flows so well on nice paper), but I couldn't use any of it because cartridges only. The extra steps of draining a cartridge, washing it, then filling it with a syringe so I can use it in this pen is super inconvenient.

The nib is kind of flexy. Not like a Noodler's flex pen, but it does have a bit of give to it. If you prefer a sturdier nib, then be careful while writing with it. The body style is very sturdy, and the pictures just don't do it justice. The blue and burnt orange of the steel meshes so well together, and I've spent time just admiring it. That said, this is a very small pen, smaller than I thought it would be. I don't have large hands and I struggled to use this pen. You have to write with it posted, but you have to screw it on all the way to post it which is annoying. This is not the pen for a quick note, despite its small size. If you do use this as a pocket pen, beware that it WILL slide out of your pocket/purse at the slightest provocation, and it's really heavy for its size. Not the greatest travel pen. Last quibble: I guess every table and surface in my home is slightly sloped, because this pen is always rolling to the floor. The Kaweco website has clips you can purchase to fix that, or you can just keep it in the center of a notebook so it has nowhere to roll.

I probably wouldn't recommend this pen to someone who isn't really into fountain pens. It's too expensive for the drawbacks. But, that said, it is *really pretty*, and if you have disposable income and a hankering for a unique pen, then buy it.
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