I spent some time yesterday afternoon pulling together my stationery carry for the week. I'm traveling for at least two days (flying), so this is on the "light side." Clockwise from bottom left:
- Nock Co. Lookout three pen holster with Franklin-Christoph Pocket 66 (Masuyama broad Cursive Italic, inked with Diamine Regency Blue); Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black Edition (F nib, inked with Callifolio Bourgogne); Waterman Hemisphere (F nib, inked with Sailor Grenade). I'm really liking the color combination on the Lookout (Mandarin/Blue Jay), which I won in the raffle at the Sassafras Spring Fling following Day One of the Atlanta Pen Show. The Blue Jay really pops.
- Nock Co. Black Dot-Dash 48-page pocket notebook, with Nock's new fountain pen friendly paper. This paper absolutely kills it, especially where pocket notebooks are concerned. Not only are feathering and bleed-through minimized (you should only have problems with extremely wet stubs or flex nibs), but the dry time on this paper is unreal. I'm also finding that a top-bound, reporter-style notebook is very useful to me at work for to-do lists, daily capture, etc.
- Midori Traveler's Notebook (large size). I'm working very hard to incorporate this into my EDC, as I love the form factor, the materials, and the paper. It's getting more use, especially when I'm on the road. This notebook contains my long-term task lists, trip planning, plane tickets, etc. I've also added some card slots to hold business cards, insurance cards, and anything else I hopefully won't need on the road but don't want to regret not having in case I do.
- Levenger Circa Notebook. This one's a bit of a throwback, as I purchased this many years ago and have gone through sporadic periods of heavy use, as well as other times when I'm not using this product at all. After purchasing the Staples Arc paper punch (which at the time was much cheaper than the Circa punch and fully compatible with Levenger products), I've been using the Circa notebook to hold notes that I've taken on sheets from my Doane paper Writing Pad.
- Doane Paper Writing Pad, which is one of my favorite papers for everyday use, because the grid+lines layout allows me to write large or very small, and the paper itself works well with pencils, gel pens, ballpoints, and even some fountain pens unless they are very wet writers. The Doane Writing Pad is only ruled on one side of the page, so bleed-through doesn't matter.
- Baron Fig Confidant. My personal everyday journal. I love this paper.
- Nock Co. Fodderstack XL. Another excellent Nock Co. product that I'm looking forward to taking with me on the road. The case is a sheath that holds up to two pocket notebooks (or one pocket notebook, plus some index cards, a checkbook, etc.) It also has a pen slot that holds one large or two smallish-size pens. I currently have my Sailor Pro Gear Sky (F nib, inked with Bung Box Sapphire) and a Lamy 2000 ballpoint (blue fine refill) stuck in the front. This color combination is the Steel/Mandarin.
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