Friday, September 25, 2015

My Levenger Bomber Jacket Circa Notebook

by Tony Thomas

I decided that it was time for a new everyday carry notebook and picked up a junior-sized Levenger Circa Bomber Jacket.   I love the look and smell of genuine leather and it does not disappoint.

I settled on a disc-based notebook because they are so flexible and I have used them for years. As I have a paper cutter and a punch, I can use all kinds of paper, including sketching and drawing paper, copier paper, cheap notebook paper and really nice paper like Rhodia.

In addition, the disc-based notebook is really a part of a larger system because I can move things around easily and pull out pages that I am no longer using and archive them in other notebooks.  Very useful!

I spruced up the Bomber Jacket with some copper-colored aluminum discs (1") to replace the smaller plastic ones that it came with.   The end result looks great and is the perfect size and weight for my needs. 

Even though it wasn't cheap, I expect to get a lot of use out of it in the coming years.

Inside of the Bomber Jacket with the TWSBI Mini that I carry with it.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Norcom Composition Books from Colombia

 by Tony Thomas

It is Back to School season again and I went to my local Walmart and picked up some composition books from Norcom.   I picked some from Colombia and decided to test them out.  They were on sale for $ .50 each!

The paper is very nice and comparable to the Brazilian paper that I have used in the past.

After some tests with Pilot Blue and Waterman inks and there is no feathering, bleed through or show through. 

Highly recommended !