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Paper Size: 7" x 9"
Color: Saddle (shade may vary)
Note: Each journal is unique. Natural leather is not perfect and may display all inherent features of the hide, including vein lines, blemishes, darker areas, etc.
Page Count: 160
The hand-sewn Rustico leather Messenger Journal has proven to be a much loved unique and popular design. It makes for a perfect medium sized journal whether your at home or traveling abroad. If you are a serious writer that needs a blank canvas for endless ideas, this is the journal for you. It is just one step up in size from the Good Book which is a Rustico classic! The Messenger also features an extended flap and a very cool double wrap strap.
You also have the option to personalize this item with your name, a special date, or inscribe it as a personalized gift for a friend! Personalizations are laser engraved on the bottom right or left corner of the cover (whichever side fits better).
This item is an artisan piece uniquely made by skilled hands bearing many years of experience. The commitment to quality extends far beyond words on a page, and the attention to detail is unmatched in the industry of leather journals.
Leather: All leather is purchased from tanners in the US. The leather used is Top Grain Cowhide leather and, in most cases, is thicker than what others use. Working with thicker leather makes production more difficult, but the end result is a product that is very durable and which will not rip or tear with use and age. Any veins, scaring from wounds the animal sustained from other animals, or scratches from rubbing up against rocks, barbed wire, trees, or buildings will remain on the finished journal product. This is in contrast to the normal massed produced leather products common in commercial stores where there has been much processing to make the final product as smooth and unflawed as possible. So go ahead, handle it. Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it off. The oils from your skin shape the patina over time. To keep your leather journal looking great, occasionally apply some leather conditioner and keep it out of the direct sunlight for long periods of time. Enjoy!
Paper: The paper used is a thick-weight hand-torn deckled edge paper. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, Rustico uses either post consumer recycled paper or a cotton rag blended paper, both of which are excellent for all types of writing or drawing.
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I have been in search of a leather bound journal for sometime now. I am very satisfied with the Rustico "Messenger" a leather Journal. Every detail from the binding, the paper, and the engraving are beautifully set together. The package was delivered on time. The packaging was well put together to ensure safe travel. I was even gifted a beautiful rosewood pen! I also love the special touch of be handwritten note from the craftsman. I will purchase from Heartwood Gifts in the near future.