no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad on desk with contents
no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad on desk with contents
no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad
no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad with brass plate
no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad with stamp in corner
no17 tobacco brown american buffalo desk pad

No. 17 Desk Pad – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

Add a finishing touch of organization, professionalism and elegance to your office with the No. 17 Desk Pad in American Buffalo.



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    • Full-grain, polished, Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
    • Vintage Brown American Steerhide trim
    • Lined in full-grain American Leather
    • May be personalized with 3 initials engraved on solid brass oval plate
    • Edge stitched and edge coated for durability and quality
    • Dimensions: 18”H x 24”W x 3/8”D
    • Made in America
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No. 17 Desk Pad in American Buffalo

American Buffalo and American Steerhide meet at the corners of the No. 17 Desk Pad in a harmonious blend of rugged refinement.

The No. 17 Desk Pad offers great protection for your desk top and a touch of rugged elegance to your office décor, while standing up to the challenge of years of use.

“If you have searched for a new desk pad, my guess is that most of them you’ve seen are devoid of style and, frankly, downright boring.  They are likely not special . . . neither are they representative of your surroundings; and sometimes, they’re not even real leather.  Our No. 17 Desk Pad goes well beyond utilitarian necessity to enhance, complement and professionalize your surroundings.”
– Colonel Littleton

Construction and Extras

There’s nothing like the smell of new leather to add to the ambiance of your office at work or at home.  Colonel has made this handsome desk pad in deep, rich, full-grain, wonderfully textured Tobacco Brown American Buffalo and trimmed it in our traditional Vintage Brown American Steerhide to give it a nice contrast in color and a good sense of design.

The side you don’t see is also quite nice, as Colonel has lined it in our full-grain American leather.  Add a touch of distinction by having your desk pad engraved with three initials on the oval, solid brass plate.  Dimensions are 18”H x 24”W x 3/8”D.  It comes packaged in a protective cotton canvas, drawstring dust bag with the Col. Littleton Cameo Logo.

Made by our skilled artisans in the Col. Littleton Workshop, Lynnville, TN USA.

When it comes to American Buffalo, Colonel says,
“Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.”

(Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)

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  1. Just received this desk pad from my daughter for Father’s Day. Quality and styling is amazing. Could not be more pleased. This pad really added to my desk’s overall appearance. Pricey but well worth it.


  2. I could not be more pleased with my new desk pad!! I cannot stand writing on paper on a desktop. My only worry with this pad was that it might be too bumpy to write on it directly, but that fear was totally assuaged upon first use. The buffalo is perfectly smooth, while still showing the beautiful texture. Owning this desk pad will hopefully help me keep my desk cleaner, as well, because I refuse to allow it to be hidden by my papers. Don’t hesitate on this purchase. It is worth every penny!! Thank You!!

  3. Had to finally get this for my large oak desk to complete the look. Quality made as usual. Very nice and satisfied. Prompt delivery, well packaged, great service!

    Clint Burge (verified owner)

  4. Love the styling and quality; looks great on my desk. Far from a simple piece of leather cut out and called a desk pad by so many other vendors. Finely finished border with the corner pieces in a slightly darker color. The texture, look, and feel of the buffalo is very pleasing and says “quality” all around. I thought the metal tag might bother me by getting in the way, but it doesn’t, as it is up high enough and not where I write. While it was way more than I had planned to spend on a desk pad, I’m glad I bought it (and even had my initials put on it since I was spending so much anyway). I ordered it on a Tuesday (just before their deadline for shipping), and I received it two days later, even with the free ground shipping. Last, the company’s customer service is stellar.

    stuartbarbier (verified owner)

  5. I bugged my adult children to gift me one of these to complete my desk at home. I love to work crosswords with it using my Col. Littleton roller ball pen another nice gift from years past.

    Mark McDonnell, Granger IN.


  6. Just received my No 17 Desk Pad. It’s more beauiful in person and adds so much class to my desk. The quality is stellar as always that you know and expect from the Colonel. It’s American made from American buffalo! I’m a big fan and keep adding to my collection. The customer service is awesome!

    b_carroll (verified owner)

  7. I bought the No. 17 Desk Pad for my husband just before Christmas. It arrived just as promised, with ample time to wrap it. It is beautiful, and compliments his desk wonderfully. He actually cleaned-up his workspace to showcase it. It seem every Christmas and birthday, the colonel has something well-crafted to offer. Cudos, Colonel; you’re the best!


  8. Absolutely Perfect. Will be placed to protect and complement the antique desk that my father restored from his family’s farm in Virginia for my son’s new business: a grass-fed cattle operation and pecan farm in Georgia. The beautiful craftsmanship and tradition of this Colonel Littleton deskpad has created a new family heirloom

    jones.cheryl (verified owner)

  9. Just received my desk pad. It is of unbelievable quality and it is beautiful. Well worth the price! You will be hard pressed to find a desk pad that will complement your desk more than this.

    kclaf (verified owner)

  10. My husband has ordered one of the Colonel’s bags and has loved it, so I ordered this desk pad for his Christmas present. It arrived quickly and the personal service when I called to verify delivery date was very appreciated. The pad is beautiful, and he has gotten multiple compliments from co-workers. Thank you for your attention to detail in everything you do! We will continue to be customers!!


  11. I started looking for a replacement for my desk pad. I had considered this item and I do really like buffalo. I just wondered about the price for the size. You know how it is. You often want to have something in your hand to play with for a minute. It helps to make up your mind. I really couldn’t find what I was after, but I had purchased multiple items from the Colonel in buffalo in the past. I took a chance. This is beautiful. It fits nicely on my desk. It enhances my workspace. It is easy to write on even with the texture from the buffalo hide. I am so glad I took the risk. As I continue to be convinced. You can’t go wrong with the Colonel.


  12. Beautiful craftsmanship.


  13. Perfect size, fine craftsmanship, and attention to detail make the Colonel’s No. 17 Desk Pad the perfect accessory to my campaign-style desk.

    The best thing about it, though, just may be that I now tend to keep my desk much less cluttered just so i can show off the pad!

    skipgreenwade (verified owner)

  14. I received this from my wife for my graduation from law school and could not be happier with the quality. It is a fantastic product that not only looks great, but also provides the most comfortable writing surface available. I have used Colonel Littleton’s products for years and I have never been disappointed.


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Our Warranty

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.

Our Leather

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.

Our Leather
Our Craftsmanship
Our Craftsmanship

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.