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Take a hike Moleskine.

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by ketchupgun, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Electronic Squid

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    Leuchtturm means lighthouse. If that's any easier.

    I mainly use a No. 11 Rhodia, but I keep it in the front pocket.

    Someone gave me a Minerva notebook from Nava Design. I like it and it fits nicely in my back pocket, but they seem to be hard to get and tending towards the too expensive designer market.
     
  2. InMused

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    I didtch Moleskine a few years ago when they started to expand their range. I swapped to Rhodia first and I still use Rhodia pads. But my notebook of choice is now Delphonics Rollbahn: Linky

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    Its a great alternative for a fountain pen friendly notebook.

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    Edit: to add linky
     
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  3. Merrib64

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    Give Rhodia's a try and you might like them.
     
  4. mauiblue

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    I have used the Rhodia large journal and it has a nicer hardcover than the Moleskine. But the Rhodia isn't available locally and if I order from Amazon the price with shipping would be more than buying Moleskine locally. I could try the cheaper knock off brands from Office Max or Walmart but to record my intimate thoughts and life experiences I'll go to the local Barnes and Noble to get Moleskine.

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  5. MikeFromGermany

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    Just call them 'Ligthouse' then as suggested by Valolammas above. ;)

    Here's my try to explain the pronounciation:

    L
    oy (like in the name 'Roy')
    ch (similar to the 'ch' in 'choose')
    t
    t
    u (like the last sound in the English word 'you')
    rm

    Really would like to hear how it sounds if spoken by an American person. Audioboo anyone?:D
     
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    You're welcome! :rofl:


    To add some content that's on topic:
    I am on my way through the last of my Moleskines, too.
    Once they've been used up I will use those Leuchtturm notebooks, too.
    The reasons have all been mentioned above already.
     
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    Hey thwippa,

    just had a chance to hear your recording.
    Sounds great! Almost no accent.

    Thanks for being so spontaneous!
     
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    Full disclosure + storytime:
    Not American.
    English is not my native language, though it is the only language I can speak. I learned from a combination of TV (American, English, occasionally Australian/NZ) , and formal instruction. As such, I have a fairly neutral accent.
     
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    Pronounced loyk-toorm, with a bit of a shhh sound at the end of the loyk part.

    edit: exactly like the sound file provided above :)
     
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    This thread is responsible for an entire weekend watching Fountain Pen and Ink videos, and researching paper and notebooks! Now there are way to many choices. Thanks, though. I really love finding something new that I knew nothing about 72 hrs. ago.
     
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    My pen and paper snobbery extends much further than my time here on EDCF, but there is a wealth of info out there on the world wide webz to help you to enjoy some of the little things in life like a gorgeous fountain pen and a quality notebook. The digital age can't pry my pen and paper away, and I'm even a young buck who grew up with computers for most of my life.

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    Is the 5x5 grid an imperial grid, as in five squares per inch in each direction (or 0.2" squares)? If it is, this engineer may have to have one!
     
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    Update: I did order some Leuchtturm jotter notebooks, thanks to the OP. and a Lamy Safari. Trying some Rhodia as well. Also have half a dozen bottles of ink, and some other pens on the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this thread.
    Thanks, "ketchupgun!"
     
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    I use Moleskin but would be interested to try other options. I normally use a fountain pen. I do get a bit of bleedthrough on the moleskin. What is the best notebook for fountain pens?
     
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    "What is the best notebook for fountain pens?"

    In my limited experience, Leuchtturm and Rhodia were much better with Fountain Pens. I just got some Field Notes, and found that they seem to feather quite a bit.
    I cut up some Rhodia dot paper and made my own 3.5x6 notebooks. Seems to be the most pen friendly paper so far.
     
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    Rhodia, L1917, clairefontaine, banditapple from goulets, America the beautiful field notes uses a 70# paper instead of the usual 50# and does better with FP ink.


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    Quo Vadis also make good pads for fountain pens, as do Midori.
     
  19. InMused

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    It is metric of course. 5mmx5mm
     
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    That's pretty close to 0.2" X 0.2", but it would bother me knowing that it wasn't exact... :oops: