no 23 black and brown leather pocket journal
no 23 black and brown leather pocket journal
Pocket journal brown leather front embossed with 3 initials in lower right corner.
Pocket journal brown leather front 3 initials embossed in corner.
Pocket Journal brown leather open inside register notebook back and ruled notecards.
Pocket Journal brown leather open register notebook leather pocket.
Pocket Journal brown leather open ruled register notebook.
Pocket Journal brown leather open brown pigskin lining and brown register notebook.
Pocket journal brown leather open ruled notecards and pocket.
Pocket journal brown leather register notebook cover.
Pocket journal brown leather register notebook back owner information box.
Pocket journal brown leather back side.
Pocket Journal brown leather side spine and number two pencil.
Pocket Journal brown leather front closed with cream, ruled notecards.
Pocket Journal tan leather front closed with brown register notebook front.
Pocket Journal gift packaging with cloth bag and brown box.
Pocket journal black leather front closed embossed with 3 initials in front right corner.
Pocket journal black leather 3 initials embossed in front, right corner.
Pocket journal black leather open to register notebook back and ruled notecards.
Pocket journal black leather inside registers notebook in pocket open to ruled pages.
Pocket journal black leather inside ruled register pages.
Pocket journal black leather open register notebook cover.
Pocket journal black leather notecard pocket and ruled notecards.
Pocket journal black leather register notebook brown cover.
Pocket journal black leather register notebook back.
Pocket journal black leather front closed with ruled notecards.
Pocket journal black leather back embossed with Col. Littleton logo.
Pocket journal black leather front closed.
Pocket journal black leather spine and number 2 pencil.

No. 23 Pocket Journal

Superb construction and flawless design – an exceptional companion for your daily journey.



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    • Full-grain polished American Steerhide
    • Soft pigskin lining
    • 5.5”H x 3.75”W closed
    • Includes 60-page journal register and 50 notecards
    • May be personalized with 3 initials on front cover
    • Made in America
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No. 23 Pocket Journal

This Pocket Journal is a perfect fit for everyday carry at 5.5″ H x 3.75″ W closed.

“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. Use it as a travel notebook, journal, diary, executive notebook, gift, to-do list holder, etc. I’ve used this journal every day for many years.”

– Colonel Littleton

Available in our Vintage Brown or Black full-grain polished American Steerhide, our pocket journal comes with 50 lined Col. Littleton note cards which fit into a tabbed leather holder and a 60-page lined register. (Col. Littleton custom cards and registers may be reordered.)

An inner pocket provides storage for business cards, receipts, etc. Slim design is a 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.”

Edge stitched for durability. Pocket Journal may be personalized with three initials on front cover. (Personalized First, Middle, Last initial.)

Handcrafted in the Col. Littleton Workshop in Lynnville, TN USA by our skilled leathersmiths.

Materials: U.S. Steerhide full-grain leather and lined with soft pigskin

Packaging:  Gift Packaged in a cotton canvas bag with the Col. Littleton cameo logo. Packaging includes a Col. Littleton gift box.

Overall Journal Size:  5.5″ H x 3.75″ W closed

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

50 Note Cards Size:  3″ x 5″ each

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  1. I have had this little journal now for awhile. It lasts, it is convenient… and it is AMERICAN. Thank you, Colonel and employees for the best in craftsmanship and service.


  2. Great for a memory like mine. Well made and no excuses now.


  3. Just received my #23 today. Thank you for a journal that is sized for actual shirt pockets. Beautifully crafted with very nice paper. Who would expect a stitched book for something this small. What truly sets this apart for me is the ability to have a notebook and note cards in the same book. And my Colonel Littleton pencils work quite well with the paper.

    crobert133 (verified owner)

  4. My wife bought this for me years ago. I used it as a pocket notepad for about a year, until I was scheduled to go out of the country. I loaded my passport into it, and I have never looked back! This thing is a perfect passport wallet, and I still have the notes in the right side. Great product and multi-functional!!

  5. Terrific and beautiful accessory. My brother loved the gift!


  6. Just received a 23 pocket Journal and it was exactly what I had been looking for. Excellent quality and perfect size. I could not be more satisfied and the shipping was quick.


  7. This little pocket journal is the finest leather and paper product I have ever seen. High quality leather, construction, and design. Paper products are outstanding.
    The packaging was superb! Hand tied paper bundles, beautiful journal packaging, a leather coaster and a moon pie!
    Thank you for being made in the USA!

    slbardbms (verified owner)

  8. I agree with all of these reviews about what a well-designed and beautiful pocket journal this is. It matches my Wayfarer tote and gives me room to jot notes and to make lists. I will get a lot of use from this journal and I will enjoy the leather every time I do! Thank you.

    Vermonter (verified owner)

  9. 5 stars from me. My son raves about your products and gave me the pocket journal for Mother’s Day! I LOVE the smell of the leather. He knows me well, as I am a note taker for sure (more so as I get older!). So, I look forward to using this tool to help me keep up with whatever I thought I could remember, but have a backup which I will surely need!!! Many thanks and I will be shopping your site for future gifts. I appreciate the dedication to your craft.

    Debbie Stewart


  10. I received my pocket journal on Friday, April 17, 2020. It is fantastic. The Saddle Tan leather is beautiful; it matches a belt my wife gave me last year. I will be using this journal daily. It will be a pleasure. We (yes, I shared) really enjoyed the mini Moon Pies. Living in Georgia, we visit Tennessee often (not lately). Next time we are there we will visit the store. Thank you for great service and a wonderful journal.

    jsknightjr (verified owner)

  11. I purchased a No. 23 pocket journal about a year ago in American Buffalo with monogram and I must say I carry it everywhere in my right rear pocket as it seems to fit perfectly especially when I am wearing my jeans. It has already developed a wonderful patina and I use it so much I have ordered replacement journals two times already. The workmanship is top notch and of course the service from ordering to communicating to me while enroute was unsurpassed by others I would recommend this item to anyone who has a need for jotting down thoughts – ideas -information etc . . .as it is perfect size and something you will be proud to take out of your pocket or purse. BRAVO ! Paul Folkman p.s. “Stellar”


  12. Met a gentleman a few weeks back that raved about Col. Littleton products! He showed me this piece for use of notes, a Portfolio (Legal Pad size), Saddlebag and Yeti carrier (he was all decked out with great looking pieces and so proud to show as I commented on his pocket journal). All very well worn and aged just the way I hope mine will be. Quality is second to none on the new pocket portfolio my wife got me for my birthday. Being a sales rep, I have been using moleskin pads for ages, but love this as it is unique especially as it will age. My wife said that customer service was superb and I look forward to accruing more pieces going forward! Sidenote, as I received the package, I love the pride that you have in your company and took extra measure to ensure a great experience with your story and people involved in the process.


  13. I am a nurse executive. I use two Col. Littleton leather goods everyday, my portfolio and my pocket journal. The leather is so beautiful it gives me actual comfort as I work through my day. I also think the personalized possessions make me look organized and on point!
    Thank you, Col Littleton

    marymolly716 (verified owner)

  14. As you would expect, another product that I’ve added to my collection. I can’t wait to get back to work to start using this handy dandy pocket journal. This is fine example where the Colonel has surpassed the “Strive to be Stellar” mantra. This Army Veteran gives you a HOOAH..!!

    Chris Clarke (verified owner)

  15. Got this pocket journal for my son for Christmas. I know he is going to love it and it will last forever. It’s perfect for quick notes. Very high quality!

    rpfoley1 (verified owner)

  16. Can’t wait ’til Christmas to give this! It is beyond beautiful. Quick shipping and great packaging. Love the little freebies too. Will definitely be buying more from here!!

    karebear_karrie (verified owner)

  17. Great product and exceptional customer service. Couldn’t be happier.


  18. My third Colonel Littleton purchase and I’m more impressed each time. Beautiful American made quality and elegance. Not only great for personal gifts, but perfect gifts for dignitaries in South Korea as is their custom . Outstanding customer service and a Moon Pie round out the delightful purchasing experience from this exceptional American business. I’ll be back.

    gseklecki (verified owner)

  19. What’s not to like? The Colonel always delivers above and beyond the quality and service one has learned to expect. I didn’t need this classy little pocket register journal. I WANTED it. When I go on a client call with my CL Portfolio, wearing my CL belt and now with my pocket register, I demonstrate a passion for utmost quality and success.

    Ralph (verified owner)

  20. Awesome item. Patinas great. Quality is amazing and as expected from any Col. Littleton item.

    ches.mcdowell (verified owner)

  21. I received a Colonel Littleton front pocket wallet around 4 years ago (which I still carry today) and have been super impressed with the quality and longevity of the product.
    I take a lot of notes during the day and when I found this pocket journal I knew it was just what I was looking for. I received it today in a great package and it was just what I expected it to be….GREAT! I will be placing future orders with the Colonel and have been 100% satisfied with everything I have bought so far. Great Job!!!

    rhwhite (verified owner)

  22. I have purchased many items from Colonel Littleton. The No. 23 pocket journal is perfect in design and quality. Very handy for those of us who still write notes, messages. Great leather products make a person feel good about using them as opposed to all the new technology. Thanks for making great products and the outstanding customer service.

    mcgrawx4 (verified owner)

  23. Just received my first Colonel Littleton purchase, No. 23 Pocket Journal! Awesome quality! Also received a very cool No. 15 pouch as a special “April Fool’s Gift”. Thank you Col. Littleton! Great product, great customer experience. I look forward to my next purchases.

    crunchtimevideo (verified owner)

  24. Hands down the best pocket journal I have ever had. As with all of their products you can immediately tell it is built to last. If your hesitant do the cost, it is worth it. This journal is designed to last for a very long time.

    r8rfan121 (verified owner)

  25. I purchased the No. 23 as an EDC for to-do lists. It is either in my front or back pocket and molds like a good wallet.

    Even though most of my work is done on electronic devices, I love having a paper and pen on hand for quick notes or to-dos. The beautiful leather is eye-catching and the quality has stood up for months and months of daily use. This has quickly become one of my favorite possessions.

    jared.sano (verified owner)

  26. Handy and good looking, fits in the jacket pocket so always there when you need to jot something down.
    I keep a few extra business cards in the left pocket.
    Small, simple and elegantly useful.
    Thanks again Colonel.


  27. Excellent quality – perfect size


  28. I use my Composition Journal for my work-related notes and comments. But I always struggled with jotting a quick note while in the car, since my Composition Journal would be in my briefcase in the back seat! What to do?

    The answer is the No. 23 Pocket Journal. This little guy lives in the center console, next to the driver’s seat. Perfect size for making a quick note, adding to a shopping list or just capturing a stray thought.

    Sure, I could put that note into my smartphone, but this is quicker, easier, and the Pocket Journal is such a pleasure to use!

  29. This is my first purchase from Colonel Littleton. The quality and craftsmanship are outstanding! I will definitely be ordering more products in the future. – Jon

    jemgttexas (verified owner)

  30. This was my first Colonel product I personally purchased and it was by necessity. But, it’s been one of the best purchases I’ve every made. It’s in my pocket every day, just like my wallet, keys, Leatherman, and cell. You always need something to write on(forget the phone notes), and to have the note cards to write something down for someone else is perfect. Everyone should have one of these.


  31. This was the first Colonel Littleton product I ever purchased–a gift to myself after getting my first paycheck. I am a HUGE fan of these products! They are so well made. They feel great in your hands, becoming a natural part of your daily round. This little notebook goes into my back pocket or purse almost everywhere I go. Love the little notecard holder in addition to the notebooks–sometimes you just need to jot a note and leave it somewhere. I have used it to keep shopping and to-do lists, write poetry while on autumn walks, and capture quotes from movies and books while out and about. And the attention to detail goes beyond the product into the packaging and the customer service. Colonel, you are a gem!

    artistreborne (verified owner)

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


  33. 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!


  34. 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

    gwmadden (verified owner)

  35. 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. (verified owner)

  36. 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!


  37. 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.

    denise.rellar (verified owner)

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

    ingrid1410 (verified owner)

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

    Mikemathewson72 (verified owner)

  40. 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.

    Rod (verified owner)

  41. 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.


  42. Classy edition to my note pad journal


  43. 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.

    gipson1946 (verified owner)

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


  45. 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!

    Charles (verified owner)

  46. 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!

    ricklmf (verified owner)

  47. 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!


  48. 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.


  49. 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.

    Rodger (verified owner)

  50. 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!

    rjursich (verified owner)

  51. 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!

    Trey (verified owner)

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

    Rowdyreno (verified owner)

  53. 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.

    Amanda (verified owner)

  54. 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.


  55. 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…

    David L (verified owner)

  56. 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.


    DAVID (verified owner)

  57. 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.

    james (verified owner)

  58. 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.


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


  60. 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.


  61. 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


  62. 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


  63. 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.


  64. 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!



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


  66. 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,



  67. 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!


  68. 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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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.