So it seems that when it comes to notebooks, just like cars, computers, and McDonalds meal sizes, bigger is better. At least this is how I feel when I look at this amazing example I got from Notemaker. I was browsing their store, looking through the Leuchtturm pages when the name struck me. “Master”. And they aren’t joking, weighing in at 22.5cm x 31.5cm, and a hefty 233 pages, it is the opposite of “pocket”.

Band

Unopened

Back Logo

Here is the basic specifications: 233 pages, numbered with 4 empty index pages. 100GSM paper. Black hardcover, closure elastic, page marker, back pocket, lined and ruled guide-page, stickers for archiving, “Thanks for buying” card and a history booklet. It’s quite a bundle for a notebook.

Inclusions

Included Stickers

While the size can be a problem for someone on the move, it’s perfect as a “desktop” book. Find a place it can live, such as a writing desk or workbench, and it is always there when you need it, with enough room for sketches, notes, plans, anything you can think of. You can see it here, open to the first page with my Rhodia A5 Webbie on top.

Master v A5 Webbie

One of my favourite features is the numbered pages, and empty contents in the front. I had never heard of anything similar before, but it just makes perfect sense. I might even consider doing this manually with some of my other notebooks.

Contents Page

Somewhere during shipping there must have been a drop or a bash, and the bottom of the spine has taken it full force. The pages are slightly bent, and the cover material has torn. Luckily, it’s not too noticeable and there is no effect on usability.

Shipping Damage

The paper itself is said to be 100GSM and “Fountain Pen Friendly”. This confuses me a little, because it didn’t stand up too well to my writing test. I did most of the writing with my Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen, and it seemed to bleed quite a bit. The writing experience itself was quite pleasant, however it wasn’t as smooth as Clairefontaine paper.

Writing Sample

Little Bleeding

Another thing that kinda bugs me is the show-through. The writing test I did on the Rhodia webbie with 90gsm paper has very little show-through for everything except sharpies, however this paper seems to show through a lot more, and it is meant to be 100gsm. It might not be so noticable if writing in ballpoint or gel pens, but with fountain pens or sharpies, you will almost have to only write on one side of the page.

Show Through

Problems aside, I still love the Master. The way it feels in your hands (plural, because it weighs a bunch!), the sheer vastness of the blank pages, and the extra included features make this my favourite notebook. I am really keen to put it through it’s paces and get planning my next project.

Tagged with:
 

7 Responses to Leuchtturm1917 Master Notebook – Plain

  1. [...] have reviewed one of Leuchtturm’s “Master” notebooks Here and really liked the size and composition, so when I was contacted by the Australian [...]

  2. It is not my first time to go to see this website, i am visiting
    this web page dailly and take pleasant data from
    here all the time.

    Feel free to surf to my website: bed bugs mattress

  3. Every weekend i used to go to see this website, for the reason that i want enjoyment, since this this website conations truly
    fastidious funny information too.

    My page … free online chat psychic readings

  4. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to
    and you are just too fantastic. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the
    way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

    Feel free to visit my page: craig rickard (http://www.whitepages.com)

  5. rea says:

    I just like the helpful information you supply for your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your webkog and test again right here frequently.
    I’m somewhat certain I’ll be informed lots of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the following!

  6. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
    My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would
    genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you provide
    here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks!

  7. Donnell says:

    Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the
    net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while
    people think about worries that they just don’t know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>