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I understand you balking at some of the prices of paper but for you to get the best out of a really nice pen it needs paper to match IMO , even a pen of not so high quality would benifit from good paper stock, but as in the shaving game YMMV ect....:) P.
You're right on the pen complementing the paper, maybe I should rephrase. I like a nice pen barrel as have one of these as a daily driver, which contains a pretty normal Parker style refill.
 

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Any further infomation that may help me would be greatfully received
Nice one P. - I'm sure you will be delighted with it - they are such lovely objects - I don't know why - but the Japanese just do stationery better than anybody else. As I said I've had mine for years - the only reason I'm using a Moleskine diary currently - is that I forgot to buy 2020 diary inserts before they sold out - at any reasonable cost. Be aware of this - get them as soon as they become available from the Journal Shop. It is worth picking up the pack with replacement elastic - the bands do wear out and lose their stretch - also you can do various tricksy things with them to load more inserts into the cover - rather than the standard two. If you look on YouTube you'll find instructions. I find the pocket/zipped pocket insert invaluable - left side for stuffing receipts in and the secure one on the right will take a couple of British passports comfortably - should we ever get to travel again. I treated mine with neutral boot polish - to keep the leather supple - this will darken the cover - depends on how you want it to look - in its natural state it picks up all manner of scratches, nail marks and scuffs - which looks quite cool. You can use saddle soap on the cover too. I have sticky post-it notes stuck on the front of the notebook - extremely useful if you need to take a quick note - pass a phone number on or just as place markers within the inserts. Enjoy - I.
 

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Nice one P. - I'm sure you will be delighted with it - they are such lovely objects - I don't know why - but the Japanese just do stationery better than anybody else. As I said I've had mine for years - the only reason I'm using a Moleskine diary currently - is that I forgot to buy 2020 diary inserts before they sold out - at any reasonable cost. Be aware of this - get them as soon as they become available from the Journal Shop. It is worth picking up the pack with replacement elastic - the bands do wear out and lose their stretch - also you can do various tricksy things with them to load more inserts into the cover - rather than the standard two. If you look on YouTube you'll find instructions. I find the pocket/zipped pocket insert invaluable - left side for stuffing receipts in and the secure one on the right will take a couple of British passports comfortably - should we ever get to travel again. I treated mine with neutral boot polish - to keep the leather supple - this will darken the cover - depends on how you want it to look - in its natural state it picks up all manner of scratches, nail marks and scuffs - which looks quite cool. You can use saddle soap on the cover too. I have sticky post-it notes stuck on the front of the notebook - extremely useful if you need to take a quick note - pass a phone number on or just as place markers within the inserts. Enjoy - I.
Cheers I, I shall check out YouTube and see what's what and be sure to buy a 2011 diary as soon as thet become available plus the pocket insert., oh the spare elastics too :) I may be in touch for further info as I get to know it if that's ok. P.
 
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Cheers I, I shall check out YouTube and see what's what and be sure to buy a 2011 diary as soon as thet become available plus the pocket insert., oh the spare elastics too :) I may be in touch for further info as I get to know it if that's ok. P.
@Blademonkey, Paul you really do have a flux capacitor , I thought you were only joking. Or was this just a typo, hope not. Stay safe and i'll see you in the past or the future :cool:
 
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