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When you attend a pen show, it’s a good idea to take your own notebook for sampling pens and for trying everyone else’s pens! It’s nice to be able to take it home with you to see what you liked (for your next pen show, or for your next buy). Sometimes paper is provided by vendors, but not always.
I took a Colsen Keane No. 410 Scotch Grunge Field Notes Cover with me with a Clairefontaine Back to Basics Bob Foundation Waves pocket notebook, yes, in pink, and a Field Notes kraft cover notebook. I also carried a Tactile Turn Shaker in copper, for jotting things down. As for fountain pens (not pictured), I had a Kaweco Sport Calligraphy Pen with a 1.9 mm nib inked with Conway Stewart Kingsand, a Visconti Opera Crystal 1.3 mm stub inked with Kaweco Paradise Blue, an Edison Menlo 1.1 mm inked with Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium, and a Sailor 1911 Standard Music nib inked with Sailor Jentle Apricot.
Jacqui from Leather on the High Street sent me one of her handmade leather pen pouches. These pouches can be made to size, and they are all handmade in the UK from high quality leather. I was impressed by the pen pouch’s size and ability to accommodate larger fountain pens.
Watch my video review and check out some pictures of the pen pouch below.
Schweizer Cocobolo Handmade fountain pen, Visconti Opera Crystal, Delta Dolcevita Oversize.