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Leather 3 X 5 Card Holders- Your Experience
Posted 12 September 2011 - 00:40
Posted 12 September 2011 - 00:44
In the Irish Channel of
New Orleans, LA
Posted 12 September 2011 - 13:50
1) If you put a fountain pen in it, its extremely bulky, and if you are not a person who wears a sport coat or carries a purse around all the time, its not going to fit easily into your pants pockets.
2) finding local fountain pen friendly 3 by 5 index cards that don't feather badly is a very hit and miss experience, mostly miss if, like me, you are not a fan of extra fine nibs and very dry writing inks. I heard there were some fountain pen friendly cards (topps?) at target once, but that was long ago, the current ubiquitous ones Ampad, Oxford all perform very badly in my experience.
edit to add-- are the crane cards any good? or does anyone else have a fountain pen friendly 3 by 5 card they can recommend? (I would imagine that the OP is interested in this too!)
Edited by cellmatrix, 12 September 2011 - 15:21.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 14:22
I just rather slip some index cards in my folio or in the back of a notebook.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 15:02
*The simple shirt pocket briefcase has two compartments for holding cards (fresh/used or however you wish to arrange) and some tabs that hold cards exposed for writing. If you don't stuff cards in it, it is about one-tenth inch thick, but with cards it can bulk up.
*The International pocket briefcase is better suited for a suit coat. It has all the above plus a cover flap with more pockets, and a large wallet pocket. Empty, it is 0.25" and can bulk up a lot more. For travel, the pockets are good for receipts you have to save, foreign currency that is larger than US currency, etc.
I use the shirt pocket one quite frequently, the International ONLY for travel.
It is hard to find FP-friendly 3 x 5 cards. Levenger used to be good, and I have a small remaining supply of their cards. Many have reported here the newer Levenger cards are not so good. To make that supply last, I have bought other cards; they are generally fair to poor and I use them for less critical uses (and with nibs and inks less likely to cause feathering)
Edited by JohnS-MI, 12 September 2011 - 15:03.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 18:48
+1 for the Levenger
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 22:48
+1 for Levenger.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 23:01
Posted 12 September 2011 - 23:05
Posted 12 September 2011 - 23:35
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 00:07
Had the Levenger pocket briefcase for several years. Love the leather, hate their cards. Still use the case but have done better with cards from Walmart.
+1 for Levenger.
Same here, I've tried the Levneger cards they're not too bad, but I also have found TOPS brand 3x5 cards to be quite fountain pen friendly. The last place I found them was Target and Walmart.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:25
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:53
I'm a big fan of GTD (whole 'nother thread) so the cards to me are immaterial and disposable. It's write it down for later process, period.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 17:36
Somehow, I have accumulated over 18 packs of 3 x 5 cards (store clearance sales, yard sales, and thrift shops). I don't care about the quality of the cards because, as Ommaran said, these cards are "immaterial and disposable", like a Post-it-note.
Posted 16 September 2011 - 17:19
So, good with their leather. Not so much with the neoprene, if they offer that. My 3 pen holder was stored next to the PB and the outside is kinda flaking off. I should see if they have a waranty or something, place like that might.
Oh, good index cards. How about the exacompta ones Goulet sells? 4x6 only, but possibly the smaller ones could be special ordered?
Edited by radellaf, 16 September 2011 - 17:22.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 18:17
Posted 17 September 2011 - 23:29
Montblanc Blue-Black please; shaken, not stirred.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:48
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