– Black Friday, 5th Edition –
Lamy Safari – Charcoal – Fine Nib
Monteverde Black Ink
Rhodia Unlimited Pocket Notebook
Last month’s Black Friday feature wasn’t my favorite, and I’m much happier with this one. The Google Nexus 4 is a great phone, but it is definitely slacking in the camera department. I shot this month’s feature with my regular camera, and I’m much happier. This month I decided to feature the Lamy Safari, Monteverde Black ink, and the Rhodia Unlimited pocket notebook. This Safari was my first fountain pen, and I love it. It’s the perfect knock-around workhorse that you don’t have to worry about throwing in your pocket or bag. I opted for my black nib in fine because it’s probably my smoothest steel Lamy nib I have. It plays very nicely with Monteverde Black, which I didn’t expect too much from, but after writing with it, I like it quite a bit.
Dry time could be a little faster, but it’s a smooth ink with nice saturation. The Rhodia Unlimited is a great little pocket notebook with a lot of great features. I really liked the ruling (the title box up top included) and the perforated pages. The soft-touch cover is held down by a black and orange elastic strap that’s riveted to the back cover. Both the perforated pages and the elastic band are nice touches that puts the Unlimited ahead of many other pocket notebooks. Everything this month is reasonably priced, but expensive doesn’t always mean good. The Safari is never far from my reach and the notebook is at home in my pocket or bag. Enjoy the pictures.
- Pen: Lamy Safari, Charcoal, Black Steel Fine Nib
- Ink: Monteverde Black
- Paper: Rhodia Unlimited Pocket Notebook, Lined ruling
Browse past Black Friday Features here, and be sure to check back in on the last Friday of every month for a new installment!
- Review of the Lamy Safari
- All things Rhodia
- Other black inks: Montblanc Mystery Black and Noodler’s Borealis Black