Month: January 2016

Review: TWSBI 580AL Diamond

I initially wrote my first impressions, not long after I got this pen. And now I feel more comfortable writing a proper review now that I have used it for a few weeks. I write a lot during the day, I manage all of my tasks in Field Notes, I manage high level tasks and…

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My Field Notes Review.

I’m three months shy of using Field Notes for three years. And my go to notebook before that was the hardcover pocket sized Moleskine notebooks. There are many great things about Field Notes, but I also have some concerns and I’m straight out disappointed with what they have done with the brand. Let’s begin with…

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Review: Fjällräven Foldstack No.3

![](http://static1.squarespace.com/static/560ec734e4b0d6edef0fcf6d/560ec965e4b023d2c257ab18/56a152513b0be350f653bee5/1453413140835/20160121-IMG_1746.jpg) I bought a new bag yesterday. I don’t consider myself a bag addict, for the same reason I don’t consider myself a pen or a notebook addict: every single one of each I own is something I own for a particular reason. I’m just a geek, that care and that wants to find the…

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Load out: January 2016.

![](http://static1.squarespace.com/static/560ec734e4b0d6edef0fcf6d/560ec965e4b023d2c257ab18/569b93de69a91a75f8111778/1453036567457/20160117-IMG_1651.jpg) The first load out post of the year. Not much has changed since last year, and there are only two things that are different from the last time: a new Hobonichi Planner and I once again are lugging around my huge A4 notebooks, since the spring semester started a few weeks ago. Pens. I…

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Review: Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks.

The Leuchtturm1917 notebooks are a fantastic alterntaive to everyone that have been using Moleskine, that wants something similar, with better paper quality. I think you get a lot of notebook for your money when you buy a Leuchtturm1917. The A5 size is around $19 and the A4 size is around $33. That is more or…

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On pen rotation.

If you are like me, and don’t have that many pens, and like to have them all inked up: then you need to rotate them. What I mean by that is to make sure that you use them all relatively frequently to avoid them getting clogged up. You probably have some pens that you like…

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Why I Love Steel Nibs – The Pen Addict

Brad Dowdy: The first thing you should be aware of with steel nibs is that, in general, they are stiffer than their gold counterparts. Makes sense, right? Gold is a softer material, so that translates to a softer nib. Standard gold nibs have some bounce or springiness when writing. Steel nibs are firm without much…

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