Size: 22.5 x 31.5 cm
Weight: 100 gm
Price: € 20,50
Where to buy: La Couronne du Comte
The Leuchtturm1917 Master Slim A4+ notebook is huge and beautiful. The covers are hard with slightly rounded corners. It is a solid orange - not fluorescent, but it is unmistakably orange! Inside, there is a long pag emarker and a pocket on the back cover. There is also an orange elastic closure. Lots of orange.
The binding of the notebook is clean and tough. Overall, the notebook looks really nice, even after weeks of use. It has held up really well, and still looks almost new.
This notebook feels solid in hand. I love it. It is large but not so thick that it feels uncomfortable to use (and carry). The firm cover is a necessity with a notebook this large, otherwise the pages would flop all over the place. As it is, it feels robust and I love it.
The bookmarks looks good and it is convenient, but it is really long. it hangs out pretty far from the bottom of the notebook. The elastic closure is useful - snug when not in use, at the back of the notebook, and even more snug when wrapped around the notebook.
I usually do not use the back pockets inside notebooks, but in this case, I really like it. It's easy to put a full-sized/A4 sheet in the pocket without much hassle. I hate having to dig around in a pocket to extract what i put in. It's easy with this notebook because of the large size.
I love that the notebook opens so easily - no need to break the spine. The notebook lies flat and the pages don't bounce around as you write on them. I love how the notebook is not too thick. This thickness is comfortable to write on. Thick notebooks are tough for me to use comfortably because I always find my hand too high off the desk while writing and falls off the edges, resulting in hideous writing.
Ballpoints, gel inks, and rollerballs did well on the paper. There was minimal feathering with liquid ink rollerballs, but otherwise, no feathering, low show through, and no bleed through. Only markers resulted in bleed through.
PROS & CONS
This is one of my favorite notebooks now.I love how solid and huge it is. The paper is not 100% fountain pen friendly, but it's not like I have a shortage of writing utensils to choose from. I also really love how A4 sheets (and smaller) easily fit into the notebook without damage.
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