I dropped my 2015 Limited Edition Lamy Al-Star Copper Orange in a parking lot today. By the time I realized I’d lost it and retraced my steps it had already taken that last voyage over the Styx. Unless Charon pocketed it, the bastard. I couldn’t even salvage the aftermarket extra-fine nib from the ruins: it’s scratched all to hell and tears up the paper if I try to write with it.
This is my sole complaint about the Hobonichi journal cover: the pen loops are way too big. Pens just aren’t secure.
Now I get to choose another everyday carry pen from my embarrassingly large selection. I have so many fountain pens I own a zip-up leather pen case just to hold them all. I own too much of everything. I am an example of what’s wrong with late-stage capitalism. I need to give some away. Losing one was good, but it would have been better to let it find a new home.
I need just one cherished pen, right? And to learn to look after it more carefully.
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Wait, do you not like your newer Hobonichi journal cover? Because that looks like your original one…
I don’t like the pen loop on my planner cover because it’s too small. But the way I get around it might work for you! I have a small (big enough for 2 not-burly pens) pen case with a little loop on top – I use a small locking s-biner through the little loop and the planner pen loop to attach the case.
and the s-biner sounds like a promising idea. i can look into something similar
It’s a tiny one – 2 inches, which is what, 20 cm?
lol, no, not 20, 5cms. I’ll have to try to find a pen case with a loop first. Helllooo Jet Pens.
I got mine on etsy. The one that seemed most promising on JetPens turned out to be huge. (My tablet suggested JetPens after I typed 3 letters. Bad sign, that… Search shop freemoment for pen cases. I didn’t get the swivel hook.
A journal bandolier might work, too.
I’ve got a Quiver back from when i used Leuchtturms, but it only works on a hard cover journal. It won’t work with my hobo cover.
What’s the pen holding situation like with the new cover? Could you use the Quiver on it?
nah, it’s too soft, but it does have an attached pen holder.
Hopefully a less murderous one!
Omg, just finished reading the Sid Geno alpha-omega fic Reverence (from the exchange). *fans self*
all right, that one’s going to the top of my list when i get on tonight!
yeah, no. I haven’t used that gorgeous expensive leather journal cover even once 😦
I guess I should at least try it out, right? I paid all that money for it….
You really should. Esp since your current cover keeps sending your pens to their deaths! 😦
it’s like a British General at the Somme 😦