Silvine Originals Memo Book Notebook Review | The Best Field Notes Alternative For Fountain Pens

In this 4K video I review the Silvine Originals Memo Book notebook. This classic British notebook features high-quality fountain pen friendly paper from the James Cropper Mill.

Silvine Originals Memo Book

Here is a great review of the Silvine Originals line (I have no affiliation with the site linked below):

Pens Paper Plans – Silvine Originals Notebooks Review

Danika58 Tora-Next Notebook Review

In this 4K video I review the Danika 58 Tora-Next notebook. This notebook features a very unique fountain pen friendly paper called Tora-Next. The notebook features 320 pages of 64.5 gsm Tora-Next paper bound by hand in Japan.

Katie Leamon Lay-Flat Notebook Review

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Kokuyo Century Edition Notebook Review

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In this 4K video I review the Yoseka Stationery Notebook. This Taiwanese notebook features a unique fountain pen friendly paper called KBU2.

Book Note Notebook Review

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Red by Black n’ Red A5 Hardcover Notebook Review

In this 4K video I review the Red by Black n’ Red A5 Hardcover notebook. This notebook features Black n’ Red’s 90 gsm Optik Paper, a high quality bright white paper as well as an excellent lay flat binding.

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Lamy A5 Hardcover Review

In this video I review the Lamy Hardcover Notebook in the A5 size. This notebook has excellent quality fountain pen friendly paper and a unique Lamy rule.

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Gmund Bavarian Book Notebook Review

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Gmund is one of the best paper manufacturers in Europe and while I don’t see many “Gmund” branded products, their paper is often a top choice for use in custom stationery and correspondence as well as high end business brochures and packaging.

Gmund is based in Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany and can trace it’s roots back to 1829.  With over thirty product lines (each with numerous variations) there is a wide variety of offerings, everything from the high-tech to the traditional.

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The book I am reviewing today is the Bavarian Book with the Vichy-Deer pattern.  The linen fabric on the cover is supposed to resemble a fabric that would be used on a Dirndl (a traditional Bavarian dress).

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The notebook is an A5 size with 120 blank pages (60 leafs) that are held together with a sewn binding.  The softcover is flexible and the linen fabric provides a nice tactile feel.

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The Gmund logo is debossed on the back of the cover.

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The bright white pages are pretty thick (thicker than 80 GSM Rhodia paper) and hold fountain pen ink well with almost no ghosting.  I did notice a hint of bleed-through with the ultra wide 2.4mm Pilot Parallel but for any normal point you should be just fine.

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The binding is quite good and with a little use lies flat (as you can see in the pictures).

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The design and feel of this notebook are standouts for me and a welcome change from the wonderful Japanese books I have been using a lot lately.  The neon green deers, bookmark, and pastedown are great accents to the grey vichy (gingham) cover and bright white pages.

Neon green pastedown
Neon green pastedown

The Bavaria Book costs about $14 and can be purchased at Gmund’s website.  Shipping is from Germany and although it isn’t too expensive, it did persuade me to order a few extra things that I will be reviewing in the coming weeks.

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Oops…I may have overdone it