Leuchtturm 1917 – Jottbook
- 5.79″ x 8.23″ (almost A5) Side-Stitched Pad
- 80g ivory paper
- Micro-perforated for easy removal
- 30 sheets (60 pages)
- Pages are numbered, table of contents, included stickers for labeling
- ~$6.00 USD
- Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black Edition – Fine Nib
- Noodler’s Dark Matter
Notes: This paper is quite unique. I don’t think it behaves like any other paper I’ve tried before. There’s an odd amount of feathering, but it’s like only certain fibers in the paper pick up the ink. This notebook is listed as being fountain pen friendly, but there’s a fair amount of show through, a lot of feathering, and even some bleed through. I understand the marketability of a fountain pen friendly paper, but I just wish it was truly fountain pen friendly. Don’t get me wrong, some ink and nib combinations work great, but most of the time there were unwanted results. Check the gallery at the end of the post for some more close up shots of the feathering too!
Handwritten Review Reads:
First thing’s first, this paper is weird. It’s supposedly “fountain pen friendly”, but I can’t really agree. The writing experience is okay. It’s decently smooth. I like the narrower ruling, the pager numbering and table of contents. Unfortunately the things I like stop there. This paper has some very weird feathering going on. Only some of the fibers spread the ink, making letters look “hairy” (for lack of a better word). The bleed through is also pretty bad. It’s nice that the pages are numbered, but not when the evenly numbered pages are unusable [due to bleed through]. I enjoy the look and form factor of the Jottbook, but the paper inside falls short, especially because there is a picture of a fountain pen nib on the packaging.