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Pelle Leather Journal - Brown - Small + 1 Plain Linen Paper Notebook (3.4" X 4.9") Insert - 64 Pages - PELLE LJ S
  Had I known the Pelle..., May 3, 2014
Had I known the Pelle Leather Journal would go out of production and become unavailable, I would have bought many more of them. Sure, the design is so simple I could make my own version (and I will) but something about the actual Pelle product is worth the purchase. I will miss my Pelle Journal when I run out of inserts... I did have the luck of foresight to buy a few extra inserts. I'm very careful with what I put in them. The leather journal itself will out-live the rest of the supplies and I will be forced to adopt a different product and page layout format.
I would like to thank Jetpens.com for exposing me to this product and encourage them to find a replacement to include in their big giant collection of other great stuff :)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Red Body - PENTEL P1035B
  Would Not Change A Thing... O..., May 23, 2013
Would Not Change A Thing...
Ok, I would change two things but I'm always finding trouble with things, it's actually my job!
First, this pencil is much nicer in person than the (really good) pictures here on Jetpens make it look.
I was very happy the first moment I had it out of it's box!
I intend this to be a daily-carry pencil, most likely a companion to my Fisher Space Pen and my Ohto Rook.
Now about my proposed changes...
Make the whole thing out of metal. Please, I would pay the extra cost!
Make the lead advance button flush with the end of the body and add a bit to the internals of the cap so it can still advance the lead. For charging the pen, you can unscrew the body to access the reservoir. It holds several leads so you won't have to do this very often.
Other than my two proposed changes, this is the "it" as far as pencils go, you will search through all of Jetpens' offerings and not find a better balance of function, appearance and quality.

Moleskine Multipurpose Case - Medium
 - MOLESKINE 978-88-6613-975-1
  Every Day Carry! I have..., January 8, 2013
Every Day Carry!
I have a leather Klein tool pouch. I use it to keep my junk from spreading-out all over the place.
Inside this case are the following;
A Lowepro point-n-shoot camera case, a Rite-In-The-Rain 3x5 card wallet, a small Pelle Leather Journal, one Filed Notes memo book and a medium Moleskine Multipurpose Case.
Why did I tell you all that.
My reason is that all these things are about the same "size" and they cooperate together very well.
The Moleskine case is just flexible enough to get along with the journal and notebook while providing a shape that holds a bunch of pens and other stuff. There are almost too many things in my Moleskine case to list... but I will anyway :)
An Empire Tools 100mm/4" slide caliper
A Pentel Clic Eraser
One small paint brush for chasing dust away from the screen of my phone
A Pilot Pocket brush pen
A touch screen/ball point pen (from Jetpens)
One Uni-ball Pure Malt
A Dr. Grip 4+1
A Tombow highlighter
A Pilot "Down Force"
A "Pilot's Pen" from Amazon. It's a ball point with a flashlight at the writing end.
One green Stad Compass with a mechanical pencil
And last and probably my favorite, and E+M Move pencil!

All this stuff fits in the Moleskine case without any damage to the pens/tools or case.
E+M Move 1.18 Mechanical Pencil - 1.18 mm - Zebrano - E+M P3025-55
  First off I would like..., November 18, 2012
First off I would like to thank Jetpens for re-stocking the E+M Move, I waited what seemed several months to get one for myself.
A family story starts here so if you wish just skip to the next paragraph.
Before I was born and continuing today, my family has played a little game whenever something gets sent through the mail. Inside a package there is a little wooden mouse. There is only a single mouse so whoever "finds" it in a package is now the keeper of the mouse. After a time, sometimes years, the mouse turns-up in another box someplace else. The mouse is very old. It is wooden, has a leather tail and ears with two hard black beads for eyes. It looks like it's made from the same wood as the E+M Move Zebrano pencil! When I first spotted the E+M Move here on Jetpens' web site, I was immediately distracted from reason.. I had to have one!
The E+M Move is a simple design. There is no eraser and recharging is done through the same opening through which the lead is discharged. Advancing the lead is through twisting the two parts of the pencil, turn the wood and metal for more lead. Sounds almost like alchemy!
You can 'free carry' this pencil in your pocket, but be careful you don't hurt yourself when sitting, the thing is strong and well-built. You won't bend or hurt it but it could wedge it's self such as to give you a good jab. Another warning has to do with when and where you expose the E+M in your possession. People are attracted to this thing like some sort of weird magnet! You won't get much done if your 'Move" is on in public :)
I can't think of anything bad to say about the E+M Move pencil other than it's susceptible to oil stain and other wet dirt. The wood is not sealed so this is not a pencil you would use in the garage or someplace wet. This is not a bad thing as it allows the owner to have other great pencils for these locations.
Thank you E+M and thank you Jetpens!
Ohto Rook Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Silver Orange Body - OHTO FF10RO-SO
  First Fountain Pen In..., October 7, 2012
First Fountain Pen In 25 Years.
The first thing I did with this pen was to write on the ceiling while locating studs to hang shelving.
The second thing I did was chase my cousin around her house trying to get the pen back!
I carry this pen in my pocket and compare it to the Fisher Space Pen I also carry. So far, each have their pro's and con's, but the Ohto Rook Fountain Pen is a lot more fun to pull out and show off! Everyone is interested in the thing the minute they see it and after they find out it's a fountain pen they are amazed and want to play with it.
I don't write books. I keep only the sparsest personal log. I have lousy hand writing. This fountain pen makes it more fun to write, perhaps I will write more just for having the Otho Rook fountain Pen!
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