I picked up an erasable Rocketbook letter size and some additional .7mm Pilot FriXion retractable gel pins in assorted color inks. Previously, I’ve tried out the Rocketbook that was microwavable. This version allows you to just wipe the page. The notebook comes in some interesting packaging with the pen to one side, and the notebook in the other. As I read the instructions, I realized that I had missed that there was also a cloth in the main packaging.
I purchased a set of 3 Uniball Jetstream RT 0.7 mm black ink in January of 2014. The first thing I noticed was the length of the pen was significantly shorter from the Safari that I’ve been using. It will take some time before I can tell whether this is actually a problem or just a difference. The ink definitely dries quickly. I can’t see how someone could smudge this unless the paper was somewhat wet already.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen Back in April 2014 at Chef Conf, @isafarnik let me borrow his Lamy Safari. It flowed, was a great width for me in my hand and wrote nicely in my moleskin. I purchased the Lamy Safari Charcoal Fountain Pen (along with a second blue one) and it’s been my go to pen since then. I also have tried out different ink with the Lamy Safari Converter Z24 and Lamy Refills by Monteverde Rainbow Fountain Pen Cartridge.