Code & Quill Scribe: EDC Pocket Notebook

   I had one of those moments.. you know.. like when someone suggests to dip your french fries in your chocolate milk shake and you have never tried it so you’re hesitant but ultimately end up trying it one day on your own and it just blows your mind?  Yea. So I was perusing the web, just looking at notebooks, and with all my searches they just kept giving recommendations for Code&Quill notebooks. Typically for us IT folks we know that is usually just sponsored ADs but it actually did look quite appealing. So….hell why not.

I picked up the Code & Quill Scribe which is their A6 pocket book. This notebook is surprisingly awesome. I love the color schemes. They come in White with Red highlights or Black with Red highlights.

Cod & Quill Scribe

  The Scribe is made with a soft leatherette cover, red stitched threading, and 48 pages of 100gsm blank paper. The cover feels durable but also like a soft rubber. It is actually quite pleasant to the touch. The cover has a stitched logo that is just glued to the cover. To be honest I could do without the stitched logo but it appears they have thrown it out and now offer their notebooks with a more minimalist print instead of a protruding, glued down, stitched logo.

For a softcover A6 pocket book it actually does lay pretty flat once you have used it but originally it didn’t have anything weighted to keep the pages down.

Code & Quill Scribe

   The paper was also amazing and fountain pen friendly. My only dislike about the paper is that they don’t offer the paper in any other styles than blank. I would love to see Dotted, grid, or even just lined. The larger notebooks have an interesting layout with dot grid on one page and standard ruling on the other but not these. There are some people that prefer their notebooks to be blank but I need some sort of grid or ruling. If I could get these in a different layout I truly believe these would be my everyday pocket book.

(Sorry, realized I put the wrong Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen in that shot. They all look the same)


  • Price was great for the quality you get
  • The colors scheme was right up my ally with Red, White, and Black
  • The Paper was great with all my typical pens and inks I use on a daily basis
  • Great EDC notebook


  • Only offers blank pages
  • glued down stitched logo on cover gets caught on your pocket but the newer ones use a printed logo now


The Scribe by Code&Quill

Price: $12 for 3 pack

Size: A6 3.3″x5.5″

Colors:  White w/Red and Black w/Red

Paper: 100gsm acid-free fine grain

Pages: 48


Check out Code&Quill at  Also stay tuned, I’m going to be doing a battle of the pocket notebooks soon. We’ll see how The Scribe holds up against its competitors.


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