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I am delighted to share perhaps my most favorite FP and handmade notebook.

 

Unboxing of Pilot Prera (Japanese import):

(w/ Lamy Safari)

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Prera w/ BPN (Black Pocket Notebook):

 

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I handmade the 3.5x5.5" BPN using very VERY cheap materials: construction paper (cover), 12 printer papers, 3 staples (binding)

No scissors were available, so all cutting was ripping with my hands--hence the ragged edges. I hope to use USA 100% recycled paper & staples in the future...there are surprisingly good papers for this FP!

 

Thanks for viewing!

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I was considering a Prera earlier I'm stuck weather I should save up and pay approximately £60 for an M200 or go for a Prera for £25

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Great pics! I've got a Prera in lime and love it! It's a great pen. The handmade notebook looks great too! I like the organic-looking torn edges. It gives it character!

Thank you very much! Now that you mention it, it does have a degree of rustic craft.
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I was considering a Prera earlier I'm stuck weather I should save up and pay approximately £60 for an M200 or go for a Prera for £25

Since I've never tried the M200, I can only vouch for the Prera. It's a lightweight pen that feels balanced in my large hand when posted. To me, the nib feels like a softer pencil, something I'm accustomed to. Maybe I haven't written with it enough to smooth it out since I got it about 3 days ago. It feels very nice and compact enough to pair it with a pocket notebook in my...pocket. Not to mention it's a snap-type cap. I could post a picture of it in my jean pocket because it's got an interesting clip--almost made for jeans!

 

Anyways, other people probably have better reviews. Mine was just what I like about the Prera so far. Good luck in your decision!

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Since I've never tried the M200, I can only vouch for the Prera. It's a lightweight pen that feels balanced in my large hand when posted. To me, the nib feels like a softer pencil, something I'm accustomed to. Maybe I haven't written with it enough to smooth it out since I got it about 3 days ago. It feels very nice and compact enough to pair it with a pocket notebook in my...pocket. Not to mention it's a snap-type cap. I could post a picture of it in my jean pocket because it's got an interesting clip--almost made for jeans!

 

Anyways, other people probably have better reviews. Mine was just what I like about the Prera so far. Good luck in your decision!

 

That nib sounds really nice! I may just have leave buying a pelikan untill I can afford an M600 (what I really want) however as M600 are far from cheap I may have to leave it until I sart earning. I will have to ponder the Prera for a few weeks until I pounce.

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Thank you very much! Now that you mention it, it does have a degree of rustic craft.

 

G: You may have me sold on the Pilot Prera. I also like the Safari. A BPJ question: when you fold 12 sheets of paper (5.5 x 7.0) in half to form the seem on which to staple, you then have (24) 5.5 x 3.5 sheets once folded and stapled. How do you handle the ends of the sheets - the inner most sheet would stick out more than the outer most sheet - correct? Thx.

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G: You may have me sold on the Pilot Prera. I also like the Safari. A BPJ question: when you fold 12 sheets of paper (5.5 x 7.0) in half to form the seem on which to staple, you then have (24) 5.5 x 3.5 sheets once folded and stapled. How do you handle the ends of the sheets - the inner most sheet would stick out more than the outer most sheet - correct? Thx.

Glad to have helped! :D

 

For the sheets that stick out, I would recommend trimming them with scissors to match the first page. :)

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Glad to have helped! :D

 

For the sheets that stick out, I would recommend trimming them with scissors to match the first page. :)

 

Cool. I like it simple, and I like finding out and sharing tricks and techniques with others. Your BPJ will be my next project with the kids. Reminds of something Captain Kangaroo might have done back in the day (you may be much too young to know the reference, but it's a compliment).

CFTPM

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