No. 23 Pocket Journal

Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
(37 customer reviews)


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I’m a list maker/note taker during every daylight hour and sometimes in the middle of the night. You never know when a million dollar idea might tiptoe across your cerebral cortex, so I’m set on ready.

Available in our vintage brown, black and saddle tan polished leather, our pocket journal comes with 50 lined Col.Littleton note cards which fit into a tabbed leather holder and a 60-page lined register. (Cards and register may be reordered.) An inner pocket provides storage for business cards, receipts, etc. Perfect fit for shirt, jacket pocket or bag. Date and file away the journals as you use them to keep up with “where you’ve been” as well as “where you’re going.” 5 ½”H x 3 ¾”W closed. Edge stitched. May be personalized with three initials on front cover.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop.

Overall Journal Size:  5.5″ x 3.75″ closed

60-page Journal Register Size: 5″ x 3.5″ closed

Note Cards Size:  5″ x 3″

37 reviews for No. 23 Pocket Journal

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great product! The quality from Colonel Littleton is always top notch and is something I hope to have for many years to come.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received my Pocket Journal as a gift and I cannot do without it. It is the perfect size for a business person on the go!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just ordered yesterday at lunch. I received it today at lunch. Unbelievable! My order was followed by a Thank You and an email confirmation. Great product supported by great service.THANKS

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a perfect product to use for a daily reminder tool and quick notes.. It is very attractive, ages well and is very convenient to carry. I have used it for several years and given it as a much appreciated gift. Highly recommended. Very consistent with all of the Colonel Littleton products…stylish and functional.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received the No. 23 Pocket Journal as a gift and I love it! It is just the right size to fit in my pocket and stylish enough to pull out in any meeting. I’m a professional Boy Scout (District Executive) and it fits right in with every meeting I go to. I LOVE IT!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My husband loved this journal cover! I gave this to him for Christmas. I bought him a portfolio a few years ago and it still looks great. He has been using this for work to jot notes into. Very happy with purchase.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent product . Great materials and workmanship . Exactly what I was looking for , I bought two , one for work and one for everyday use .

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Quality craftsmanship. Love it. Fits in pocket easy and I use it for writing down thoughts, reminders and even the grocery list!!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Received No. 23 Pocket Journal as an early Christmas gift. As a writer, it is easy to carry, allowing me to write my thoughts down in one convenient location.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I purchased the No 23 pocket journal to give as a Christmas present to a business man who is often working in the field.
    The leather and workmanship are beautiful. Your customer service is outstanding. The journal was purchased mid morning and it was received the next day.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Classy edition to my note pad journal

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have looked for a pocket journal for years that satisfied my needs and personal predilections, but have always never been completely happy. My Col. Littleton journal has ended my quest. It is perfect in every way. I can’t convey my appreciation of the quality of this item with this review. Once you have this journal in your hands, you will instantly realize that you are holding a piece of superb craftsmanship. The quality of these products is matched by the excellent customer support. I had thought this level of service and pride in a product was a thing of the past until I decided to order from these folks. I can’t imagine this outfit ever having a dissatisfied customer. My compliments to everyone associated with this fine business.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    A perfect gift to myself.
    This journal personifies class and elegance

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    One of the first lessons I learned as a Lieutenant in the Army was to always carry something to write with and something to write on. I started carrying 3×5 cards in the Army. That lesson has proven to be a tried and true benefit that adds to living a life of meaning. My technique has changed over time and I tried several other leather carriers before finding the #23 from The Colonel years ago. This is my second #23 Journal. I actually have started giving them as gifts to younger men. As always – top quality that feels great and lasts longer than I can keep them. On top of that, all my products from The Colonel get noticed by others as unique and superb quality. People stop meetings to ask me to send them links.

    In addition, the team is awesome. They respond well and always help me meet my deadlines and I receive all my orders on time and with a great presentation. Great experience throughout!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Not that this jounal needs another great review, but I have to add I am often disappointed with online purchases, this one far exceeded my best expectations!. Handy, attractive and functional, I will not be without it on the job or outside. The quality is so good I am going to order some others, and will try the lizard next. Thank you Colonel!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect size for every day carry. Functional. Quality craftsmanship. Glad to buy something made in the USA. To get more you have to pay more!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    This journal will become a trusted companion. The leather is so nice you’ll want to keep it in your hand all the time but when you need to put it away it fits into any pocket. The journal paper and card stock is of the highest quality. You will depend upon this journal greatly, and it will be my go-to item for gift giving. I cannot recommend it enough.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought this one for myself last year and I carry it everywhere. It is very handy to always have paper available to make notes and lists. I’ve had too many birthdays so this one really comes in handy and helps me remember important things that I need to accomplish.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just received yesterday, earlier than anticipated. I was often in need of a piece of paper to write a quick note down on (rather slow to open up an electronic device) and fell upon this item. Beautiful out of the package and fits perfectly in my jeans back pocket without being like a thick wallet. EDC includes a “pen” so I should be good to go. I also really appreciate to personal touch to the package, which included a Moon Pie…….and some note card refills………I can’t wait to need something else so I can make another purchase!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is the fifth item I have purchased for myself and each item keeps making me fall in love with the Colonel’s products. Simple, functional, and high quality!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loved the pocket journal and cover. Beautiful supple leather. In my suit pocket everyday!!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After purchasing a Portfolio from Col Littleton I decided I needed something smaller and more convenient for my every day list making and note taking. This journal definitely fit the bill. It did perfectly in my purse. I feel pride every time I pull it out to use it. Couldn’t be more please with my purchase and all of my Col Littleton purchases. All of their products and their Customer Service is top notch!! If I could I would own one of everything they have.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect size and beautiful pocket journal. It also fits my passport perfectly. My favorite part is the note card holder on the inside right. Very well thought through design.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is my go-to can’t leave home without it favorite Colonel Littleton product!!! Hands down a must for EDC no matter what you line of work. Just throw a Fisher Space pen in your front pocket and you are ready for any meeting personal or business. I have also given this as a gift to best friends and they love it. I just opened my present to get my 3rd one (I have lost 2 in 15 years…) And I am thrilled to see the quality of the paper greatly improved in the notecards to now hold fountain pen ink without feathering! And I love that the journal is now a sewn binding versus the staples of old. (No more using athletic tape to hold the spine of the journal together from back pocket carry.) If you can only afford one Colonel product…this is it! Fit’s perfectly in a back pocket and holds standard index cards. I also use the inside flap to keep a few spare business cards and some Church invitation cards. Can’t say enough. Maybe if I can go 10 years without losing this one I’ll finally step up the the alligator…

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great idea and the best quality. Easily fits in my pocket and becomes part of my everyday essentials. Great gift but only to my best friends.


  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received my journal this evening, and was pleasantly surprised. The attention to detail is bar none! The quality and craftsmanship demonstrates the passion in what they do. What I really enjoyed was the extra effort in the packaging and cards. It made it feel a little more personal – as if I was a regular customer. Hard to find these days. I’m hooked.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very pleased with the No. 23 Pocket Journal. I carry it to meetings and lunches where my regular notebook would be too bulky. Mine doubles as a business card case. The workmanship is excellent and it looks great.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love it! I use it everyday. Thank you.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect for meeting prep
    I love this journal. I use the note cards to prepare for meetings and always have the note cards beside me during the meeting to ensure all topics are discussed and covered. It is a great indiscrete way to ensure all topics are covered. I use the journal section to make notes during parties, drinks, and dinners with clients. This way I make sure to never miss any topics and stay on top of my clients needs. Looks great and continues to enhance the look and feel the more I use it.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect daily companion
    Perfect size
    Love the fact that it holds a journal book as well as having a spot for index cards which can be removed for lists etc
    Superior leather as with all the Colonels products
    Pommel shield adds unique touch
    Highly recommend

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    A part of daily life.
    I use this journal every day.Grocery lists, Phone numbers, to do reminders.I love this
    Little helper and get alot of compliments on its unique look.Truly a part of everyday.
    Slick Hicky

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent pocket journal
    Received the #23 Pocket Journal in a very timely manner, excellent craftsmanship goes into the this leather journal. I use it to jot down notes on a day to day basis and the size is convenient so you could carry it in your shirt , jacket and back pocket. The customer service is very excellent and if you will find yourself becoming a Colonel Littleton Fan if this is your first time purchasing as I did. I look forward in making another purchase from them and thank you so much Sandy for your responding emails regarding my order.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Product
    The no.23 pocket journal is perfect to carry around on a daily basis. The quality and texture of the leather is top notch. It fits perfectly in my jacket pocket and is great for jotting down notes or making lists. Highly recommended!


  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Little Nugget
    Use for notes all the time, personalized via the Colonel, have received lots of “I love that” compliments…Jeff H.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    My daily work companion
    The No. 23 Pocket Journal goes to work with me each day. I log my “to do” list on the index cards that fit in the back of the journal and I log my thoughts and ideas in the journal section. This journal is small but handy and fits in my pocket or briefcase. The condition of the leather is getting better looking as it ages!

    Thanks for a really great product,


  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy way to keep a journal
    I have always tried to keep a journal with little
    gained. I was given one of these great little No. 23 Pocket Journal’s as a B-day gift. I have used it every day since. Small enough it travels with me in my bag. Its been literally around the world. Every day gets and entry, let alone notes, and such! Packaging and attention to detail are second to none from Col. Littleton!

  37. Rated 4 out of 5

    The No. 23 Pocket Journal has become part of my EDC
    The No. 23 Pocket Journal fits perfectly in my rear jeans pocket and has become of my Every Day Carry items. I use it regularly for shopping lists and other easy to forget items (screw sizes, etc.).

    Over time, it has molded itself perfectly to my back pocket!

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