Expedition Leather Notebook

Every minimalist needs this refillable leather notebook. Top-Grain Leather. Dot-grid paper. Elastic. That's it.

This is a handmade item. Order within 3 hours 46 minutes to be included in the production batch scheduled to ship by Thu, October 26.
    • About the Expedition Leather Notebook

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    • Manufacturer: Rustico
    • SKU: BK0216-0002
    • Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
    • Holds a 5" x 8.125" sized notebook (included)
    • Refillable notebook with dot grid pages
    • Elastic Strap closure
    • Made from top-grain cowhide
    • Leather Care

    • Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.
    • Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!
    • Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam for additional leather conditioning.
    • Personalizations

    • Personalizations are laser engraved in Garamond Bold font. See some examples
    • Your personalization will appear inside the gray box as detailed in the illustration below:
    • Personalization

    Shipping Policy

  • This item is hand-made to order. To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. Please refer to the stated production batch date listed above for an accurate idea of when this item will ship. Rush Orders
  • After shipment, delivery timeframes vary by destination and depend on the shipping method you select at checkout. Please account for this delay when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Wonderful Notebook

This is a wonderful notebook for the price. The leather is great quality. The knot of the cord that closes the note book should be on the spine and not the back as it causes a lump when writing on it but I simply moved it. I also plan to replace the cords with thicker ones as I am inserting 3 inserts at a time. I love the size just a bit wider than a madori so the edge of your inserts are not sticking out and there is room for a pen.


Who knew you could find such pleasure out of something so simple as a notebook. It feels great in my hand yet strong enough to hold all my most inner thoughts and secrets. With refillable inserts I look forward to carrying this journal for years to come with the leather telling the story of my journey.

Really great with one annoyance

This notebook is awesome. Great quality and craftmanship. The one caveat is the knot that holds the bungee cord to the notebook on the back cover creates a dimple/raised part in the middle of each page when writing. Not sure how else it could be done though. Still a great product!

Simple but perfect

Such and easy concept but really works great. I go through a lot of notebooks and this is my favorite cover of all. It's virtually bulletproof and will last forever.

My Favorite Notebook

I am a big note book guy. I have tons since I use it for fieldwork or for just everyday to do lists. This notebook is by far the best in terms of size paper quality and style (love the dots) and the sensuous look and feel of the leather. In the first week 10 people complemented me on it. People don't usually talk to me about my notebooks. Its a keeper.