I don't think anyone has ever said anything about this before on this forum, but I thought I should post something just in case anyone is tempted to buy. I bought the Markiaro scratch pad in orange leather by mistake. I bought it online for very little money (so feel I shouldn't really complain, but the info is worth knowing) and then the supplier promptly went out of business so I couldn't return it. It was incorrectly labelled and described. Anyway, I thought I could make use of it.
I love the Markiaro range; their pens and pen cases are very nice and this scratch pad is nice leather too. It feels like it's good quality and it is well made....except for the paper. There are a lot of these doing the rounds on ebay at present (has Markiaro gone out of production?) and in case anyone is tempted to buy, I thought I should point out the flaw. I thought this was a flip top notebook and when I bought it, it was labelled as such. What it actually is, is a tear off scratch pad for a desk top. The quality of the paper is not great. It has a very strange scratchy feel and it feathers slightly with certain pens. It's not dreadful, but neither is it good. One thing in its favour is that there is no bleed through to the other side, even with very wet inks and heavy flow. As a basic scratch pad it is fine though, and I guess the paper can always be replaced if you can find a pad that will fit it. Just thought folk might like to know.