Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook – B5 size – Handwritten Review

Here’s a handwritten review of the Maruman Mnemosyne in B5 (6.9″ x 9.8″). These are my go-to notebook for class. They’re the perfect size for those small desks that I hate oh so much. The off-white paper makes re-reading notes a pleasure, as it’s much easier on the eyes than Rhodia paper. The ruling is sepia toned, blending in with the paper a bit, but you can still tell it’s there.


* Correction: In my handwritten review, I have this notebook listed as B6 size. It’s actually B5. What in the world was I thinking!?

Outside Shot:
This notebook has durable, water-resistant plastic covers. The wire spiral binding is nice and sturdy too.

Inside Shot:

Noodler’s Rome Burning – Handwritten Review

Used in Review:.
Noodler’s Rome Burning
Lamy Al-Star (1.1mm Stub)
Rhodia Elastibook

Here’s a handwritten review for Noodler’s Rome Burning. It’s an interesting gold color that reminds me of sand. It has an almost grainy appearance to it when dry. This ink isn’t the most well behaved on cheaper paper, but it’s given me no problems on Rhodia, Black & Red or Maruman.

Weekly Loadout – 10/16/12



This week, I have Goulet Pens’ Ink Drop colors in most of my daily carry pens.

Left to Right:

Lamy Safari Limited Edition 2011, Aquamarine Р1.1mm stub Р Scribal Work Shop Siren

Lamy Safari Limited Edition 2012, Green Apple – Medium nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

Lamy Safari, Charcoal – Extra Fine nib – Scribal Work Shop Kraken

Lamy Al-Star, Coffee Brown – 1.5mm stub – Scribal Work Shop Leviathan

Lamy Accent, Matte Black & Palladium – Fine nib – Sailor Kiwa Guro Nano Black

Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black – Fine nib – Scribal Workshop Nessie

Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

Parker Sonnet, Cisele – Extra Fine nib – Noodler’s Rome Burning

Rhodia No. 16 dotPad – Handwritten Stationery Review


Here’s a quick handwritten review of one of my favorite pads, the Rhodia dotPad. It’s a nice mix of graph paper and blank paper, providing guidelines without being intrusive. Rhodia paper is known for being high quality, and most importantly, fountain pen friendly.

This is my current favorite for doodling and small sketches. Feel free to ask anything in the comments. I would be glad to post examples if anyone wants to see anything particular.

Check out the Doodles Gallery for some more pictures where I’ve used the dotPad.