I’m glad I found these notebooks as they’re not well-advertised. I absolutely love the Japanese black on white aesthetic of the cover and how the burgundy threads from the interior...view more cover show though. I find the paper to be high quality and very similar to Tomoe River paper, maybe not as smooth. Other reviewers mentioned the notebook doesn’t lay flat, but that’s not true. Although it takes some maneuvering, you can bend the pages backward from the book seam and adjust the pages to whichever degree of flatness you prefer. It just takes a little effort. The first and last pages are more like filler pages (By the way they adhered to the notebook) so I avoided bending those backward. And best of all, I found the paper to be fountain pen friendly. The inks I used were Rohrer and Klingner Alt-Goldgrun and Diamond Blue Velvet, fine and extra fine nibs, respectively. Both pen writings neither resulted in any feathering, bleed-though, or any problematic ghosting. view less
I usually buy Apica Premium, but was wanting some Tomoe River paper this go around. I bought this because the TR paper notebook in the size I was wanting wasn’t in stock. I should...view more have waited. The pages have A lot of ghosting with darker inks, so really only can use one side of page, which is very disappointing. Book doesn’t lie flat, which makes it hard to use. The paper lets the ink show sheening some, but not as much as I was hoping. The paper has a nice feel, but nothing like the amazing feel of Apica Premium. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.