No. 27 Leather Pocket Journal

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)


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No. 27 Leather Pocket Journal

For those of you who still believe in writing it down and like the idea of leaving something that is uniquely you for future generations, this is your product.

The idea for a series of journals with their own archival system has been marinating in my mind for years. Think about it . . . if you had a box of your great-grandfather’s handwritten, daily journals what would you take for them?

From a practical standpoint, journals are an invaluable tool. I use them daily, because an idea not jotted down when you think about it is often lost forever. Easy to carry; handy on location; great for recording names, numbers, sketches, ideas, to-do’s, etc. Store completed journal registers safely and securely in the archive box.

Leather journal cover, made in Colonel’s Workshop of soft and pliable dry-milled leather, fits our journal like a book cover. Also works with other journals of similar size. Available in vintage brown, saddle tan and black. Use it today and preserve it for the ages. May be personalized with three block initials on leather journal in right, lower front corner and three initials and year engraved on archive box. Product packaging also includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag.
Outside Dimensions: 6″H x 4″W
Pocket Journal holds 5 1/2″H x 3 1/2″W journal fillers.

No. 27 Pocket Journal includes:
-Leather Journal Cover
-3 Ruled Pocket Journal Fillers, Spine-Stitched with Red Thread (Each filler contains 60 ruled pages)
-Archive Box with Leather Strap Closure
-50 Index Cards
-No. 2 4/8 Wooden Pencil
-3 Brass Paper Clips to Mark Your Place
-Drawstring Cloth Bag that will secure completed Journals

Refill options available:

-3 Ruled, Unruled or Graph Journal Fillers (Click Here to Shop register refills)

-Archive Box with 9 registers and 50 notecards (Click Here to Shop Archive Box refill options)

19 reviews for No. 27 Leather Pocket Journal

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the No. 27 Journal – just received it yesterday. From start to finish, the buying process was perfect. Even received a “thank you” note from a real person in Customer Service. The packaging set a new standard for other companies to follow. In terms of the journal itself, the leather is sharp, has rugged character, and already feels broken-in. It will be a great companion when I read my Bible in the mornings and as I go about my day. Thank you, Colonel Littleton, for all the effort you make to provide a great product and great service.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Received as a gift with monogram from my wife and sons. The Col. Littleton presentation is always impressive, from the speed of shipping to the shipping and storage box to the actual product. The journal is small enough to carry easily, and I like being able to carry 3×5 index cards so I can take and share notes. There is something very satisfying about having such a quality journal to take handwritten notes.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wonderful gift for my husband. He loves to keep notes and to-do lists for our businesses and this is just what he needed. I love to see him pull it out and use it because it is so professional and timeless.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is not my first order and certainly won’t be the last! As I have come to expect, the quality is superb as is the packaging, expedition of the order, and of course, the stellar customer service that is so very rare. This is a gift for my husband and I know it will age beautifully as have all the products we’ve purchased over the years. These truly are heirlooms and you will not be disappointed! Thank you, Colonel, and all the staff!

    D. Brooks

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    I’m baffled by the 5 star reviews on this product. Maybe these reviewers have not purchased many CL products. The mark was simply missed on this product, and I say this as an avid supporter and consumer of numerous Col Littleton items over the past 5 or so years which are usually of superb quality. The quality of this item ended with the elegant packaging; this is the first CL product that has failed to meet or exceed my expectations. The “soft and pliable” dry milled leather feels flimsy and cheap; this leather is not anywhere near the quality of the leather used on my other CL products (belts, wallets, portfolios, etc.). The fit of the leather cover on the journal insert is loose and poor (only covers about half of the insert’s front/back so the insert nearly pops out when you open the cover). The item description says it fits like a book cover, but I strongly disagree. In hindsight from looking at the website photos it appears that the No. 23 cover is designed using the high quality polished leather that I have come to expect from CL products, and it appears to have a much better fitment over the journal inserts than the No. 27 (covers the whole front/back covers of the journal insert instead of half). Unfortunately my No. 27 is monogrammed, and I received it as a gift from my wife so I cannot exchange it for the No. 23. I just wanted to share my findings with others considering purchasing this. I highly recommend considering the No. 23 cover instead of this No. 27.

    Note from Col. Littleton: Thank you for your feedback. The No. 27 Pocket Journal is constructed with a soft, dry milled leather giving it a smoother and more flexible hand. Whereas, the No. 23 Pocket Journal features polished leather with pigskin lining. Overall, the No. 23 Journal is smaller than the No. 27 Journal, but both come with custom notebook inserts that may be reordered. [email protected] will be happy to help with any questions about our leather journal options.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I always love the colonels products, it just has quality all over the product and even the mailing box. I will always be a returning customer. Aloha….gail

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    As an field notes journal aficionado, the No. 27 Journal was a natural addition to my collection. It is clearly one of the best. The leather is soft, yet sturdy and the size is perfect. Add to this the really neat storage box and beautifully red-stiched pocket journals and this maybe the best journal package available. Customer service and delivery was perfect. Don’t even give this a second thought … best money you ever spent.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As always, the highest quality product delivered timely and great communication throughout. Beautiful soft leather and a very useful piece. Gift for an old friend – he’s going to love it!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Purchased for my husband. The perfect size! And, like all of the other items (2 brief cases, 2 purses, belt, etc.) all are of the best quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Thank you Colonel.

    P.S. Love your coffee!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased this a few days ago – arrived very fast, I have been searching for months for something like this. Absolutely love it! Very pleased and fits back pocket perfect. Also, customer service was simply amazing! Very impressed with complete order process. Thanks for a wonderful product.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a excellent pocket companion for writing down notes. Superb leather craftsmanship and USA Made. I have ordered several items from the Colonel for myself and purchased a few for gifts. Thank you again Colonel and your excellent staff.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As a person who still writes things down, this was a very practical find for me, better than the usual leather jotter that I have used with index cards. The workmanship is superior, and I love the soft leather which sits gently in my front pocket.

    For me it’s not going to be a diary…i.e. my ancestors won’t need to know that I bought a dozen eggs today.

    For me it is a journal for scrawling ideas, things to do, facts, and phone numbers. But better than a typical to-do list, it provides a recent record of information to refer to often over the next week or so. After that I rip out a few pages and start over.

    The front and back notebook covers tend to flop out of place, but a few index cards help with that.

    Thank you for this unique and practical companion who lives in my pocket and saves my memory— like an ectopic brain.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Received the journal as a gift. It is perfect for carrying so it is available when ever a thought should need jotted down. Excellent quality and even monogrammed.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simply beautiful, I love everything about this journal.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 of these as gifts for friends and they arrived within 2 days of the order. I was contacted beforehand to get a better shipping address. These are wonderful journals and the service from the Colonel is outstanding. They have made me a customer for life!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Picked this up at your Lynville store last Friday after Thanksgiving. The young lady who assisted me was wonderful! Asked if I wanted it monogrammed and since I am from Alabama offered to ship it to me for free after it was personalized (also meant that I did not have to pay sales tax!). It arrived today (Monday) and I could not be happier. The quality is top notch and I love the case, ditty bag, refills and pencil that came with it – you even engraved the brass plate on the storage box! I am sure that this will not be the last thing that I get from the Colonel – I have my eye on one of the grips or perhaps one of your great briefcases. If you haven’t shopped at the Lynville headquarters, drop what you are doing and go – the town is charming and the store and personnel are the best!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Like EVERYTHING I’ve ever bought from Colonel Littleton, the No. 27 Journal was even better in real life than it looked on the website. The packaging and presentation was impeccable as always.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    We purchased this for our daughter who began college this year. The Col. provides nothing but quality!!. This journal will last her a lifetime. It will be an heirloom.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased the No. 27 Journal on a Friday (w/ monogram). It was promptly delivered the following Tuesday. Due to my quirky address, Ms. Judy of Customer Support, ensured proper delivery through excellent communications. Opening the well-packed Journal was a treat. The first thing was the wonderful smell of leather (I ordered the “Vintage Brown”). In a Red Bag, the Colonel was kind enough to send include a Moon Pie! Boxed as per the website photo’s was everything listed. The Leather Journal binder itself is handsomely crafted. The monograms were perfect! Everything including the notebooks, paper clips, note cards, pencil, storage box and bag exude nothing less than quality, indeed, what the Colonel is known for. Enclosed also was a note from Ms. Polly. She ensured everything was proper. The storage box is much larger and grander than I expected so it was a pleasant surprise. I am a consummate note taker and journaler and as such have already received compliments from strangers whilst out-and-about. You will not be disappointed should you order the No. 27 Journal! Thank you Colonel.

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