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No. 28 Leather Pocket Journal

(32 customer reviews)


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No. 28 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. 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: 8.75″ H x 5.25″ W
Pocket Journal holds 8.25″ H x 5″ W journal fillers.

Leather Pocket Journal No. 28 includes:
-Leather Journal Cover
-3 Ruled Pocket Journal Fillers, Spine-Stitched with Red Thread (Each filler contains 80 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:

-4 Ruled, Unruled or Graph Journal Fillers (Click Here to Shop register refills)

-Archive Box with 6 registers and 50 notecards (Click Here to Shop Archive Box refill options)


32 reviews for No. 28 Leather Pocket Journal

1-5 of 32 reviews
  1. Extremely high quality product. I also own the pocket notebook and this is the perfect companion. Will use for many years to come. Order was custom with initials and was on my doorstep within 24 hours. Quality and customer service at a level I have not seen at any other store.

  2. Purchased the No. 28 pocket journal today and it’s the perfect size. Leather is very soft. I’m left handed and was afraid it would be hard to write in, but it’s just right. I look forward to sharing this future generations.

  3. The box is fine, if a bit pompous. But, the real deal here is the journal itself. The leather is ridiculously soft and it is the best carry-around journal I’ve found, ever. The No. 33 Notebook is the state of the art. But, this smaller journal fits into any of my various bags, portfolios, briefcases, mailbags, satchels, toolboxes, you name it. It is soft enough to fit around anything and can be used to keep important notes on the fly. When life is too busy and anxiety-ridden to focus on what you are carrying around, this can be in anything to save your bacon when you really need to take a note. On a not unrelated note—I’m a fan of the pressed initials into leather. It makes a bigger statement regarding whose journal this is than the etched initials on metal. I’d be happy to see more items in which the pressed initials play a role. Don’t underestimate how good they look. Always personalize.

  4. Just received my pocket journal and I am very excited. I have a co-worker that has one and I ask him about it. He being a great guy and co-worker sent it to me. I am on the move a lot and writing things down on pieces of paper. Now I have the pocket journal for it. It looks very classy and will benefit me.

  5. Just received my No. 28 journal in black. As always, the Colonel goes above and beyond in the quality and usefulness of his designs. A few years ago I bought a No. 23 journal in black lizard, and it goes everywhere with me. Now, it will have a friend. Thanks again, Colonel. Jolly well done!

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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 steerhide 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.