Sunday, 5 February 2017

Review: TWSBI Eco on Stalogy 365 vs Hobonichi

How did your new year holidays go? I visited my grandma in Malaysia last weekend, and then more visiting this week. I'm not exactly a big fan of the holidays, crowds are never my favourite, but this year, I made up for it with plenty of stationery goodies.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you'd know that I just bought a trio of white fountain pens: Lamy Safari, Twsbi eco, and Kaweco. Kaweco turns out better than I expected, though the one that I bought had a fine nib instead of a EF nib. I also bought the latest Lamy LX series in rose gold. It was pretty, but what I really like was the case. Such a handy way to carry a pen, instead of merely throwing it into your bag. 

Currently, I'm waiting for my purchases from TaoBao. I bought a hella stickers, post-its, fountain pens and inks there. Hopefully it'll all arrive by the end of next week. 


But today I'm here to talk about TWSBI Eco. 

What I like about it: 
  1. It allows me to fill more inks than the Lamy or Kaweco. 
  2. I can see the ink pretty well (although it'll probably looks cooler if I fill it with shimmer inks instead of blue inks. 
  3. The nib is sharper than Lamy even though they are both EF. 
  4. I like the shape of the pen. It's very mechanical. 



I'm writing it on my Stalogy notebook in the above photo, and you can see the slight seepage in the following page. 


Compared it to my Hobonichi below. There is no see-through at all. You can only see the writing marks because the page is so thin, but I am alright with that. It is a small price to pay for thin paper that works with a variety of mediums (like watercolours and markers). 


I use my TWSBI Eco mainly for journal writing, i.e. in my Hobonichi. I would have liked to use the Hobonichi notebooks for all other things except the daily or month by month doesn't really work when I am using the notebook to capture random thoughts and odd notes. I am really a big fan of the simplicity of Stalogy 365 anyway, so there is no complaints from me. 

*I use Lamy and Kaweco FPs in the Stalogy. They work, oddly, and they don't show on the following page. I'll show it here once I get all my new FPs. 

I'll probably also do a write up on Pilot Metropolitan FPs. I really don't like that pen because it's very sharp and oddly, it leaks. :( 

That's all I have for TWSBI Eco. I am currently eyeing the black one as well. This is the most economical line of the brand, and it is very worth it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to try a FP.

FYI, you can see my first post on TWSBI Eco here

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