I’ve been enjoying the Bullet Journal system for utilizing a paper notebook. The idea of using one whole “spread” of two pages for a specific topic is particularly appealing. I also like the index idea.
All the items I want to record in a notebook are of the notes variety. The other main entities of the bullet system (events and tasks) are well-covered by my digital tools (namely, iCloud calender and Omnifocus).
The Bullet Journal system keeps my paper notes organized and accessible.
Jeremy sent me a Lamy 2000 fountain pen for Christmas! I’ve been wanting one of these for a few months.
Currently, this has displaced my Vanishing Point as favorite pen. The vanishing point is smoother, but on good paper, it’s too smooth, and feels like writing on ice. The Lamy 2000, on the other hand, feels perfect on good paper. Still smooth, it also has some pleasant feedback. After writing with the Lamy, the Vanishing Point feels wild and out of control.
On ordinary paper, the Vanishing Point’s extra smoothness is a plus … the Lamy still feels good on mediocre paper, just a bit heavier than on good paper.
Purchased via Citroenpers.
This pen had a rough ride from the Netherlands to me. It took nearly a month! The plastic case the pen was shipped in was cracked in several places, but the pen itself was unscarred.
There was some condensation inside the barrel, so I took the nib off and it dried out over night. Then I was finally able to ink up and write with it. Nice writing experience. My complaint is the pen is too light, I prefer something more substantial. This Pelikan is lighter even than a Lamy Safari, and very small.
I put Waterman cartridges in this pen. Once the current cartridge is empty, I’ll be cleaning the pen thoroughly and packing it away, probably never to write with it again. (I’m now spoiled by my Pilot Vanishing Point.)
The wood is bocote from Central America.
You can mostly read the labelling in the large pictures. The nib reads “IRRIDIUM POINT GERMANY” on the front, and “6” on the back. I suspect it is actually a steel nib made in China; the Chinese didn’t bother to change the words after buying the works. The other reason I suspect the nib to be of chinese origin is because the nib is very scratchy when writing. My humble Parker Vector is a bit smoother writing than this pen.
The finish on the back end of the barrel is rubbing off.
Not a very good seal. The pen must be written with nearly every day or the nib will dry out.
The wood looks very nice though!