Okay, fine, I am running out of blog post headlines. Stop sniggering.
I know many of us are always on the lookout for noodling notebooks. I think it’s a fair conclusion that pricier notebooks do have better paper, especially for fountain pen users. That makes it quite a challenge to find an easily-available, inexpensive notebook that can handle repeated scribblings of “this is a wet writer” and “name of pen loaded with name of ink” and “great flex!” Enter Blue Feather.
As you can see from the two samples below, the paper, while thin, does resist feathering. It is also smooth, so even vintage flex nibs with worn-down iridium tipping don’t feel like they’re snagging fibers.
There are two kinds of Blue Feather notebook paper out there. Look for the one with the faint yellowish cast rather than the cool white. The cool white paper is ten kinds of sucky.
It handles wet-writing stubs just as well as flex nibs. If you’re on a budget but have an irresistible urge to noodle away extravagantly, Blue Feather notebooks are the way to go.