No. 9 Journal – American Buffalo

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No. 9 Journal in American Buffalo

In today’s world of high-tech communications, sometimes it just feels good to handwrite your observations, thoughts, ideas and experiences for your own reference or to preserve for future generations. This leather-bound journal offers the perfect repository for whatever crosses your mind.

Filler contains 130 sheets of recycled “desert haze” paper, laced into the journal with 1/8″ leather lacing. When full, insert may be removed and filed away. (Replacement fillers available.) Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of American Buffalo, the journal is 9” H x 7” W with a two position closure. May be personalized with three initials on front flap corner. Makes a great travel companion. Colonel’s No. 2 Lead Expedition Pencil included.

4 Refill Options available: Ruled, Unruled, Golf and Fishing.

American Buffalo – “Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.” ~ Colonel (Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)


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  1. Received my No. 9 Buffalo Journal today. WOW….need I say more? I ordered my daughter a No. 9 journal and was so impressed I ordered myself one…in buffalo of course. I wish all American products were 1/10 the quality of the colonel’s. Now I will be saving up for a 1943 Navigator briefcase 🙂

    doncel_4 (verified owner)

  2. I just received my No 9 American Buffalo journal.
    This was an early birthday present to myself for making it to 50.
    Upon opening the box and protective bag, the sweet smell of quality leather hit me. The craftsmanship can be felt the second you hold it.
    I cannot wait to begin writing in it. Hopefully it will be something my children ( 20y/o son, 16 y/o daughter and 19 month son) will enjoy well after I’m gone.

    Thank you for delivering such a fine product.

    Bo Blanks

    robertblanks1970 (verified owner)

  3. This is my first piece in Buffalo and I love it! It’s much softer than I expected, a buttery soft leather that I keep picking up just to handle. It will be interesting to see how it ages over time. Very high quality and I can’t wait to record my travels in it!

    sallyqz (verified owner)

  4. I just receive my no. 9 journal. The buffalo leather is so beautiful. I removed it from the nice cloth bag it came in and the wonderful leather smell was the best. The buffalo leather with the scars makes mine one of a kind. No cookie cutter product here. I don’t want to put it down. I have many products now from the Colonel and never disappointed. Oh yes the moon pie is always fun to find tucked away in the box. Thank you for quality products

    angelband (verified owner)

  5. I could not be more pleased. It is true you get what you pay for and the shipping was extremely fast.

    jwrigh11 (verified owner)

  6. We just received the #9 Journal. I have owned an IPad portfolio for years. Outstanding products. Thank you.

    btwilliams1955 (verified owner)

  7. This journal is a true joy. I got this on Friday and spent the weekend journaling. The quality is remarkable. The journal will be a beautiful companion for traveling. No one that has seen it has failed to comment about it. Thank you so much for the attention to every detail.

    sdcrump (verified owner)

  8. This is the highest quality journal I’ve ever owned, and I’ve just purchased another refill to continue writing in it. It’s the best gift to myself. Not only that, it looks great sitting on the bedside table or in my truck on my travels. Thanks for making such a fantastic product!


  9. We received the journal in a real timely manner. The journal is for my wife to keep a record of our mission of rebuilding her family home place. This is our second journal the first is a flyfishing journal which has really been used. I got her the buffalo and the quality and craftsmanship is the best. Her grandaddy kept a journal everyday on the same piece of ground we are rebuilding this house.


  10. Just received my No. 9 journal in American buffalo leather and it is without a doubt worth five GOLD STARS. This is not my first Col. Littleton purchase and certainly not my last. What stands out most about the journal is the GARGANTUAN attention to detail and level of craftsmanship. Six months ago God blessed my wife and I with a son and it is my prayer that he will read this journal and one day and pass it on to his children, God willing. Col. Littleton, thank you for being stellar and doing MORE than what you get paid for.


  11. I have had this journal for several years and use it constantly. I use for recording my fly fishing travels and just ordered a refill.


  12. The No. 9 Journal – American Buffalo is absolutely a work of art! Looks great, feels great and smells great! Well worth the money. It looks like something from the wild west. Very glad to own one.

    swordofspirit1611 (verified owner)

  13. I’ve been wanting to do a personal journal for some time to let my grandchildren no a little about me. This journal is so nice looking it makes me want to do it.

    whipple.mark (verified owner)

  14. Love the quality,feel and smell of the fine leather. It is truly a journal that will passed down over time.

    dmwilder (verified owner)

  15. I have had a journal before in the UK but recently lost it. On arriving for a few days in the USA ordered a new buffalo one to be delivered to my hotel- less than 24 hours later it arrived. O so good. Perhaps another order next trip.


  16. NOT for left-handed folks.. Although this thing is wonderful its impossible to use if you are left-handed… sigh.

    ewolnats (verified owner)

  17. Do not hesitate any longer! Buying this journal will be the last one you will ever have to purchase. The craftsmanship is stellar, and the leather is buffalo rustic adding legitimacy to the adventures, I mean fishing truths, I will be able to describe within the now family heirloom. I went with the Colonels journal because I have multiple examples of his other superior products and have confidence in its durability. As far as price, I use the mantra of cry ouch one, but pay once! Also what seals the deal is buying Made in USA!


  18. OMG, Colonel, I just received , yet another Littleton product and it AGAIN feels like Christmas all over again.
    The excitement started when I saw on-line and then viewed in your catalog the No. 9 Journal that I have been eyeing for ages. The excitement continued when I placed the order and patiently waited until the big day of it’s arrival in the mail. The excitment peaked!
    Tho not my 1st purchase, it seemed and felt like it as I knew the additional suprises of the treat and notes of explanation AND the bag for the Journal, which I did ot realize came with it.
    My great grandfather was a harness maker so I have leather running thru my blood. I have fine quality belts, boots and shoes as THERE IS A DIFFERENCE !
    I so , so much appreciate your approach and attitude toward life and work and quality and rural life development. Because of all that, I proudly buy from you and your community and feel proud that I can support USA, quality-made products.
    Speaking of quality, Colonel, do you recall your gold ‘surveyors’ twist pen from ages ago ? I want you to know my 1st entry into the Journal was made by this pen I bought probably 25 years ago. and still use to this day.
    I love it as my favorite pen.
    I now love this Journal as I love to write and I just FEEL GOOD entering notes into my brand-spanking new Colonel Littleton No. 9 American Buffalo Journal!
    P.S. I also want you to know that I did also find all those little Colonels as part of last years Contest.


  19. My husband bought me this journal because I LOVE buffalo!! Now he wants one too :). The feel is beautiful and the craftsmanship is outstanding.


  20. I received my new journal yesterday, and all I can say is WOW! What a work of art it is. I know it will last a lifetime, and continue to look better and better as it ages. This is my first Colonel Littleton product in American Buffalo, and I absolutely love it! Don’t hesitate to order this journal, you won’t be disappointed!

    mdp61_2001 (verified owner)

  21. I received this journal from my wife as gift. It’s absolutely beautiful. I’m a guy who who loves tech, but for there is noting better than sitting down and capturing your thoughts than pencil and paper.

    The craftsmanship of the Buffalo leather cover provides a great vintage feel in a high tech world. It’s the perfect way to escape. The quality is amazing and you can that over time it will wear with rugged look and feel that others will envy.


  22. I am a first time customer, and now a loyal one. This journal is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and it will be a real pleasure to use. If you love good leather the way I do you will not be disappointed with this product. Even the packaging was a real treat! I look forward to my next purchase from the Colonel, and writing in this journal for a long time!

    dalewells (verified owner)

  23. My son wanted the No. 9 buffalo journal for Christmas. It is beautiful and classy. I love leather. And, I love this journal and He will too! Cant wait to give it to him. I will be a customer again….Thank you!

    jeanniemartin40 (verified owner)

  24. This journal basically makes me feel more manly! I love the color variations in the buffalo and it holds well too. If your looking for something to last for generations, then The No. 9 journal is for you.

  25. I spotted the No. 9 journal several years ago and instantly knew I was going to own one someday. And then they started offering it in American Buffalo. Being from Nashville I’m lucky enough to not be too far away from Lynnville and the Colonel’s shop so I made the trek down a few weeks ago to pick up my journal. Upon arriving in Lynnville I was instantly greeted by the small-town charm and atmosphere advertised here on the site (and I actually met and talked with Bud from the video for a while… I hope your hand is doing better, man! It’s almost primo riding weather again!). Bud and Charlene (she’s in the video as well and she was just as nice and lovely in person) were more than helpful enough to get me the perfect journal for me. I only put it off so long because I was just a bit unsure of the price/quality ratio and I can say now that all of those concerns were for nothing. This thing is built with a beauty and quality that is just lost on almost every other product readily available today and just holding it and feeling it for yourself will give you the impression that it is built to last! Your family will be fighting over well after you’ve filled it with messages for them. If you get the chance head down to the shop for yourself, say hi to everyone in there working so hard, and get yourself one of those little moon pies. You won’t regret it!


  26. The No. 9 American Buffalo Journal is the best and last journal I’ll ever have to purchase. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none and let me mention it’s stylish as well. I’m a happy customer!!


  27. When my wife asked for a journal this Christmas,I knew exactly where to go for something that would be appropriate to hold her memories forever. For the past several seasons, I’ve bought products from Colonel Littleton knowing that, in the years to come, they will be still be appreciated for the quality as well the value placed upon the product and the customer by the good folks in Lynnville. I’m a very happy repeat customer. Thanks.

    lfrankenbach (verified owner)

  28. I ordered this as an early Christmas gift only 2 days ago. They even send a personal message to make sure you are happy with your product.

    I use a journal daily for work. I cant begin to speak about the craftsmanship. It is lovely and Im looking to using for many years to come.

    This is my second product and very pleased!!!

    Melissa (verified owner)

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