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Simpson Leather

Pocket Traveler's Notebook | Oak Harness Finish | Full Grain Leather | Fits 3.5 " 5.5" Inserts

Regular price $29.00
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Far and away, the Pocket Oak Harness is our best seller!

This "saddle brown" leather has very rich pull-up and a soft flesh side. This leather is from a local vegetable tannery which hot stuffs it with waxes and oils. The polished surface easily scratches and scuffs but also easily buffs, which all leads to a nice patina.

This leather is "full grain." It's 6 to 7 oz. (2.4 to 2.8 mm) thick to be exact! Full grain leather is much BETTER than the top grain and genuine or bonded leather. Full grain is the most premium and durable cut you can buy. It's the only cut that contains unique markings and scars, making it highly sought after.

Please select the cord color of your choice.
Also if you would like to take advantage of our free engraving (lower front right corner)


A 100% handmade leather journal cover.

Midori-style, Traveler's Notebook system. Perfect for your bullet journals. Full grain fibers run more vertically than other leathers, resulting in superior strength and may hold up to 100 years of use if properly maintained.

We use leather from only North American cattle that has been professionally vegetable tanned right here in the USA. The tanning process includes a hot stuffing with waxes and oils, making it smooth, soft and beautiful.

This is durable leather with rich patinas which better with age.

We hand cut the leather from large hides.
Each piece is unique with different markings.

Here is a glimpse into our process into your unique piece:

- We carefully punch the holes for the binding.
- We trim and burnish the edges by hand, compressing and binding the leather fibers.
- We apply a quality edge finish that gives long lasting protection and a smooth feel.
- We hand string the strong elastic cord and properly tension it.
- We engrave your name or logo on the front cover if desired.
- We package your journal in a nice cotton drawstring bag.


The Pocket is designed and strung for 4 inserts sized 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Field Notes size).

The Pocket PLUS has 1" of additional leather added to the width and is punched and strung for 6 strings.

Of course you can add more as you like! So far, 11 (almost 12) is the record.

This journal cover is a shell to hold your changeable inserts. Start a little library of your life and let our covers hold your dailies.


Hand-made in Northwest Ohio, only from material sourced in the USA.


Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather


We have a variety of sizes. Check out our menus for the size you are looking for.

Care information

Your journal will come packed in a cotton bag which you can use to protect your cover from scratches and pen marks. We recommend conditioning it occasionally with Smith's Leather Balm, found in our Mercantile section.

Custom Made

Click here to see the variety of small journals we offer. We can do custom covers as well.

Small Journals