No. 28 Leather Pocket Journal



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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)

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  1. 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.


  2. 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!

    frscott (verified owner)

  3. Wow! A wonderful gift for my adult son. He is at the age where he will appreciate everything about this piece. More importantly, it will last longer than I will be around. I try to find classic, long-lasting gifts for my loved ones that will spark a memory as well as being practical. Thank you for helping me find the perfect gift this season. I will be back.

    rdp0209 (verified owner)

  4. Just received my no. 28 pocket journal and couldn’t be more pleased. I already own a no. 18 portfolio so I knew the quality was there, but was still pleasantly surprised by the softness of the cover – already feels ‘broken in’. The journals themselves seem fine – maybe a bit thicker paper than what you’d find in a Field Notes journal. Overall, very happy and looking forward to using this piece for a long while.

    mcpheeters (verified owner)

  5. The No. 28 journal was much more than I anticipated. The leather is so wonderfully crafted and the attention to detail is incredible! You can see the pride of the workmanship in the journal. I look forward to using this journal for many years to come. Keep up the incredible work Colonel!

    tshryock (verified owner)

  6. I received my journal as a gift and because I love my journal, I now give them as gifts to my better clients. Everyone always loves a Colonel Littleton journal. And I always love the moonpies!

    jbartholomew (verified owner)

  7. This journal is the perfect size for my small satchel that I just purchased. As always, Colonel Littleton outdoes themselves in terms of quality and value. From the leather itself, the stitching and build quality, to the journal paper and packaging everything comes in (and the Moon Pie!), my expectations were exceeded and I will be ordering more pieces to add to my proud collection. Thanks for an excellent experience!

    albertorbinati (verified owner)

  8. Great journal! I recently bought this for work in order to take notes during business meetings. It is perfect for my needs. The leather is VERY soft and anybody can tell it is of the highest quality. It makes for a nice professional appearance. I also have had the No. 18 Portfolio for about the past 10 years so I know how great of quality this brand is and the products only get better with time….highly recommend!!

    bearbro (verified owner)

  9. These pocket journals are the perfect size to fit the Moleskin soft journals I use. The quality of the leather cover is outstanding. I use two myself and have given others as gifts. The packaging is personal, high quality and unique. An exceptional item, I can’t speak highly enough!

    chrismabile (verified owner)

  10. I just added this journal to my collection of Colonel Littleton products. It is the perfect size for my daily devotional journal writings. As always with a Col. Littleton product, the leather is beautiful and soft.


  11. The perfect journal that I have been looking for. Slim, classic, and feels and smells so good. Ok not something one usually considers when looking for a journal but why not!


  12. I was given this as a gift. What a nice package to start someone enjoying this company. I was so impressed that I started purchasing other items in American Buffalo.


  13. This is the real deal, very old school. The old Carmel color paper, the leather is soft and smells sweet. then this comes with an archive box with the year and initials. I immediately put some of my favorite items in it and look forward to filling out my journals.

    slipangle07 (verified owner)

  14. Treasured everyday carry. I received my No.28 as a gift from family almost 2 years ago. It was gorgeous piece from the box but has truly gotten even better as part of my ordinary life. The texture of the leather has become even more buttery over time. I use it as both a bullet journal style calendar and a personal journal. It’s been a faithful companion. Thanks To the Colonel and his folks for creating a stellar product!


  15. Now with *two* No. 28 pocket journals – I am looking at the fabulous Col. Littleton Catalog – with several items I am interested in buying. Meanwhile I must note with pleasure that the Colonel is writing with a Mont Blanc pen on the No. 10 Writing Board (pg 28); and I was very pleased to see the Hallicrafters SX-11 Super Skyrider HF receiver featured on Chapter 4: Tech Gear (pg 29). . . . . and I *hope* people notice the book “How to be a Gentleman” by John Bridges(pg 45). Very well done.

    jsiverling (verified owner)

  16. My No. 28 Journal arrived last week – *perfect* – absolutely love it! 3-journals, notecards, pencil, bag – most especially – the beautiful leather. Ordered a second No. 28 same day!

    jsiverling (verified owner)

  17. My Black No.28 journal arrived today. Opened the package and smiled. “Beautiful”. I work for myself and have travelled all over the world and this journal will be a great addition to my briefcase.

    valnorthcutt (verified owner)

  18. Received my No. 28 journal in the mail today. What a piece of fine craftsmanship. This is my 4th Colonel Littleton product and I must say I am never disappointed with the quality of the materials and workmanship that goes into each item. I can’t wait to start using this journal to catalogue my thoughts, ideas, “to-do” lists, etc…Fantastic customer service as well and speedy shipping. Thank you Colonel (and Judy 🙂 )


  19. My family and I visited the store while I was in Nashville on business. I’ve always enjoyed the medium size notebook, but never found a cover that I loved. That is, of course, until I walked in the Colonel’s store and saw this one. The craftsmanship is excellent, the leather is soft, and the embossed initials put this over the top. I highly recommend the No. 28 notebook for anyone who cares about what covers their pages.


  20. I consider myself a self-described “leather connoisseur”. I have never hesitated to spend hard earned dollars on products of superior quality and wish I was more articulate and able to describe Colonel Littleton products the way it deserves.

    The entire story—

    My wife and I were in Nashville this year for our anniversary over New Years. We stayed at the Omni Hotel and there is a store within the hotel that carries the Colonel Littleton brand. We strolled through the shop and fell in love at first touch. His leathers are of the highest superiority available. The chosen hardware is heavy, solid and made to a level that will last forever.

    As we looked around, I came across this No. 83 Leather Book Bag. The size of the bag was perfect and light weight. I use it as my everyday carry “man bag” because it helps me stay organized. The leather is “glove soft” but thick enough to last a lifetime. I looked at the price and thought, I love it, but don’t need it. To my delight, my wife wanted to purchase if for me as an anniversary present. Wow!!!

    So, it began… I now own:

    No. 83 Bookbag
    No. 5 Cinch Belt – Brown
    No. 5 Cinch Belt – Black
    No. 28 Leather Pocket Journal – Vintage Brown
    No. 9 Journal – Brown (Not for me, for the wife for her birthday)

    All I can say is Colonel, keep up the good work, shut up and take my money!!!!

    dtillinghast (verified owner)

  21. Such a treat to open a Col Littleton package. Exceptional quality, presentation and customer service. I am sold and am recommending to others.
    Mike E.
    Bermuda Run, NC




  23. Every single time that I get a package from the Colonel it is like Christmas. There is nothing like opening a package that you can tell has been packaged with love just for you. The people at Colonel Littleton care about me as a customer. The No.28 Journal is the perfect size for me and my needs. The leather is so soft and the stitching and craftsmanship are of the highest caliber. The engraving adds that special touch of uniqueness that everyone can appreciate. I’m sure that my posterity will love to receive my Colonel Littleton products in the future.

    Alexander (verified owner)

  24. My wife and I visited the Store for first time Friday June 24. Wife purchased the No. 28 journal and refill package. We met the Colonel and had our picture made with him. Excellent leather and workmanship. Looking forward to returning and ordering more items. Thank you for fine work and the kindness of your staff.


  25. The Col over delivers every time. Hoping my grandkids and their kids enjoy my comments.
    Love the feel,scent, sound and comfort of a #2 pencil, that alone will amaze in the future.

    randy_b (verified owner)

  26. Received this journal last evening. Sometimes when you place an item in your hand you can actually feel the craftsmanship. This journal is exactly that. I am a retired US Marine and I can only say that I wish I would have had one of these to take down all of my adventures. This is an heirloom quality item that deserves to be passed on to family. This is now the first of may purchases I will make with this craftsman.

    mathew (verified owner)

  27. I received the No. 28 pocket journal this morning and it was exactly what I have come to expect from a Col Littleton product; great craftmanship with loads of utility for keeping track of important business notes and dates along with travel receipts from my travels. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    John (verified owner)

  28. Excellent package , prepared to preserve memories and create new ones (verified owner)

  29. The No. 28 journal is everything you expect from a Colonel Littleton product. It is well designed, made with the softest leather, and meticulously crafted. I look forward to using it for many years of note taking, and then passing it down for another generation to appreciate and enjoy. Keep up the good work Colonel!


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