Pocket DELUXE Traveler's Notebook | Full Grain Leather Journal Cover
Our Pocket Deluxe model has all the upgrades:
-A Machine-stitched border
-Two Front card pockets + 1 underneath
-Back secretarial pocket
A 100% handmade leather journal cover.
Midori-style, Traveler's Notebook system. Perfect for your bullet journals.
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. Full grain fibers run more vertical, resulting in superior strength and perhaps will hold up for a 100 years of use if properly maintained.
We only use leather from North American cattle that has been carefully 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 only better with age.
- We hand cut the pockets and pen loop
- 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 sew the strong elastic cord and properly tension it.
- We engrave your name or logo on the front cover (Leave us a note when you order).
- We package your journal in a cotton drawstring bag.
Often times, journal makers won't use thick leather like ours, because it requires these extra steps. But once you get ahold of our thick leather journal that's well formed and finished, you'll never go back to the flimsy things that only last a year or two.
Designed to hold 3 to 4 inserts: size 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
The journal cover is a shell to hold your exchangeable inserts. Start a little library of your life and let our covers hold your dailies.
NOTE: Inserts are not included. (We do offer Field Notes, sold separately, at www.simpsonleather.com)
Hand-made in Northwest Ohio, only from material sourced in the USA. We offer add-on accessories and upgrades to our Traveler's Notebooks.
Consider our Custom Engraving upgrade or perhaps a pen loop and or stitching. See our accessory section to add these to your order.
Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather
We have a variety of sizes. Check out our menus for the size you are looking for.
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.