(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)
Pebble Stationery Company was founded by Lois Ho and Joohn Soh. Both founders originally did corporate work in Australia, but they decided to leave the world of meetings to create products that are useful, minimalistic, simple, and beautiful.
The Glacier is Pebble’s first limited edition notebook, inspired by the glaciers of Antarctica. Thus, the linen cover is an icy blue with the company’s logo in silver.
The pages are edged in silver foil as a special touch.
Each pocket notebook is sewn stitch bound with silver thread.
The notebooks are 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches with rounded corners.80 pages of 52 gsm Tomoe River Paper are printed with 4mm dot grid in light gray ink.
The inside cover includes a space for the owner’s name, contact information, the inclusive dates for the notebook, contents, and location.
As you would expect, Tomoe River Paper works extremely well with fountain pen ink. I tested the paper with a variety of pens and inks, and none of the bled through (although there’s definitely show through).
I also did several ink swabs. The paper handles all of the inks well, showing off the shading with no bleed through. I didn’t notice much (if any) sheen, however.
I also tested the paper with various gel pens, rollerballs, and ballpoints. The paper tolerated all of these quite well. Even the Sharpie ink (fine point) did not bleed through.
The paper is thin enough that when you write with sharp nibs or press down hard enough with rollerballs, the page underneath bears the imprints. But, those imprints will be obscured by any writing you do later.
The notebook is the perfect size for capturing to do lists, swabs, and short quotations.
My only criticism is that the dot grid is quite light and hard to see. I had difficulty keeping my lines straight because of this.
The Pebble Stationery Glacier Pocket Notebook is an example of outstanding craftsmanship. I love the attention to detail--the silver gilded page edges, silver thread, and silver embossed branding.
You can purchase the special edition Glacier Pocket Notebook directly from Pebble Stationery Company. For $12.00 you receive a pack of two beautiful notebooks. Get them while they’re still available!
(Pebble Stationery Company provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)
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