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Rustico Field Leather Notebook

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Rustico Leather Field Notebook Cover

Rustico Field Leather Notebook Review – The executive review aka the shortened version.

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The back of the cover with Pen Sleeve. Karas Kustoms Render K in the Sleeve

You might have gathered I enjoy using notebooks. One size, in particular, is the pocket-size notebooks or as some refer to them, Field Notes size. This is a notebook that is 3.5″ x 5.5″ in size, but you already knew that. These notebooks are part of my everyday carry. The information I keep in them is important and I sometimes have to refer back to it. As such, I like to protect my notebooks as much as possible. I found the Field Leather Notebook cover on Massdrop and ordered it without second guessing.

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Inside pockets
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Close up look at the grain of the leather. Shows lots of character.

The notebook I bought is the Dark Brown. It can hold two notebooks without issues although one fits in the right-hand pocket and is easily accessible without taking it out of the pocket. The second notebook sits in a left-hand pocket that is meant more for business cards or receipts. On the back cover is a generous pen sleeve that fits some of my bigger pens but stretches the leather a bit.

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Full view from the back

About the leather, it is a bit on the thicker side. This made breaking it in, take a bit longer. The leather scratches very easily, but the scratches cover up as easy as they appear. I tried using hand cream to lessen the look of the scratches on the leather. It worked for a few days and the leather turned darker for a few days but turned back to its original color after those few days passed. I have not used the hand cream again and just let the scratches add to the character of the leather. Overall, a great deal at $36 and they include a mixed 3-pack of Field Notes notebooks to boot!

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Filled with 2 notebooks and some random scraps of paper I needed to categorize.

Thanks for reading!

Ivan

Inktronicsblog.com, where the pen is mightier than the sword, but  light saber?

*I purchased this item with my own money and was not compensated for this review.

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God and family. Stationery. Ink. Fountain pens. Electronic gizmos. I adjust and grind my own fountain pen nibs. Ubuntu Linux user since 06.10. Minidisc fan. Audio enthusiast. Contact me on Twitter: @inktronics or email: ivan at inktronicsblog dot com

7 thoughts on “Rustico Field Leather Notebook

      1. Thanks a lot for your quick reply. After posting my question I saw that you already mentioned it in your post. Sorry about that.

        I’m going to order one (also in dark brown) based on your review 🙂
        Btw. your photos are really great and actually way better than the ones that Rustico uses on their website.

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