Pocket Sized Dotted Leuchtturm notebooks – Quick review

Leuchtturm notebook

By Rick

I picked up one of the Pocket Sized (6″ x 3.5″) dotted Leuchtturm notebooks from Russel of Nota-Bene at the Toronto Pen Show last month for $12.00.

Very much like a Moleskine, it has a plain black cover, a ribbon bookmark and the pocket in the back.  The paper is quite nice, nicer than Moleskine in my opinion, it doesn’t feather with the inks I’ve tried.  What’s different from the Moleskine is that the pages are numbered, there is a “index” at the front to fill out if you wish, and the last few pages are perforated so they can be easily torn out.

A surprising tale of 3 notebooks – Moleskine, Habana and Rhodia

By LPC member David

After hearing so many bad things about Moleskine notebooks (re fountain pens) and so many good things about Quo Vadis Habana and Rhodia notebooks, I decided to buy one of each and see how they performed.

I bought the following notebooks:

  • Moleskine Reporter 9 x 14 cm
  • Quo Vadis Habana 10 x 15 cm
  • Rhodia Webnotebook 9.5 x 14 cm

I carried out a very unscientific test using the 4 pens that happened to be inked and on my desk:

  • Pelikan brown in a Lamy Vista (1.1 nib)
  • Sailor red-brown in a Sailor Pro Gear (M nib)
  • Sailor evergreen in an Aurora 88 (stub nib)
  • Montblanc violet in a vintage Aurora 88 (flexible M nib)

The following images show the results. I was surprised at how the Rhodia and Habana notebooks performed relative to the Moleskine. There seems, to me at least, that there is less feathering and less bleed-through with the Moleskine……