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Pony Express Messenger Leather Journal

Leather Color
Dark Brown
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  • Regular price $55.30
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    Inspired by stagecoach journeys in the Old West, this journal was designed to be a representation of how the Pony Express delivered letters and telegraphs. The journal is handcrafted with top-grain leather, rough-cut pages, and a handsewn binding. You’ll notice the leather wrap goes around the journal twice, and that’s just a function of securing it from the old days so you wouldn't have to tie knots. This journal is striking and full of timelessness.

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    • Manufacturer: Rustico
    • SKU: BK0060-0004
    • Dimensions: 6.25" x 9"
    • 160 blank 5.5" x 8.5" pages
    • Rough-cut cream-colored paper
    • Made from top-grain cowhide
    • Secured with a double wrap closure
    • Hand-sewn binding
    • This item is non-refillable
    This item is handmade and ships from our facility within 2 business days.
    • Many of our items are 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 lead time listed above for an accurate idea of when your order will ship.
    • International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and MAY be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.
    • Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen. You may add our shipping warranty to your cart at checkout in order to protect against incidents such as this.
    • If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.
    • Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.
    To see more details about how your personalization will appear on this product, use the "Add + Personalize" button above to add it to cart and specify your personalization. Personalizations are laser engraved in Garamond Bold font. See some examples Please note that we can engrave text and numbers only and not emoji's or other non-standard characters.

    Each gift wrapped product is carefully wrapped with eco-friendly FSC Certified paper in a sturdy kraft box filled with crinkle paper and tied with 100% jute twine. You can add gift wrapping to each product where it is available in your cart. You can also upgrade it to include a laser-engraved message on a wooden tag.
    • 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 Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleaner for additional leather cleaning and conditioning.

    Product reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 57 reviews
    Ryan Smith (West Jordan, US)
    Amazing journal

    Look no further if you want a durable journal that draws attention!

    Anonymous (Pittsburgh, US)
    Better then I could’ve thought

    Rustico always exceeds my expectations, and the messenger journal did not disappoint! Great customer service as well!

    Jim (Peterborough, CA)
    Expanded Professional Chronologies and Cases

    The Messenger profile is one of my favorites (a couple other coworkers use this in a similar way) since it is the expanded version of the Courier, in which I use in a similar way, just in a different chapter of my professional life. It's size allows for similar and other functions in addition to the Courier, yet is still compact enough for said functions. Much like my use of the Courier for compact reflections of each day, the Messenger allows for expansion on 'reusable' or 'reoccurring' ideas/events from the chronological events I insert. The size is also advantageous in order to place and categorize letters and legal documents to transport safely in sort of a 'wrap-up ledger or satchel.' I heard some reviews saying, 'I don't know what to do with the long ties,' but there is a handy use: wrapping extra professional pages needed for different cases within the spaces of the Messenger, keep many rough notes, schedules and foldable documents/ cases separated and also at at your fingertips when you are on the move, and it looks professional and smart to use while arranging with families. The Messenger is ideal for my professional work; I am safe to write up professional reflections (generic enough to support my oath of office) while also tabbing professional items and reminders on post-its and using tape for 'TADO' daily items, so items can be chronologically tracked by topic/case. The Messenger profile is my "Large Courier" for professional date-and-event-and-case locators/references, for expanded professional ideas which are too detailed to be put into a Courier. Although it's my own notations and paradigmatic organizational "Work Agenda" the entries are specific enough that co-workers could read the entries and understand what's what from the lingo, but generic and cross-referenced enough that anyone outside the office or industry would not be able to piece together the notations, lingo and general organization of the Messenger. A very handy device if you know how to use it (post its, tape, color-codes and short notes, different sections etc...) makes the whole book invaluable over a course of 5 months of work and something of an 'on the go transport' for other important documents. Much like the Courier, when finished, it can be "sealed" and tied off, dated and shelved for future reference.

    Virginia Fincher (Hudgins, US)

    Loved the Leather Journal! Such a nice gift. Everyone thought it was extra special. So glad I trusted your company with this special birthday gift. I was not disappointed.
    Thank-you for your quality.
    Virginia Fincher

    Lynne-Marie Anderson (Pensacola, US)
    The Perfect Gift

    I bought the Messenger refillable leather journal as a birthday present for a very dear friend. I had been looking for a leather bound journal with blank pages that was able to be personalized for quite some time which was proving to be much more difficult that I thought. After browsing the Rustico website I sent a message asking what options they might have for blank pages and was immediately enamored by the recommended messenger style. I was so excited that it came in the ocean blue color, and even more excited when I was told it was modeled after the journal the character of John Dunbar used in the epic film Dances With Wolves. I was able to get it personalized with my friend's name on the front cover, and it arrived so much more quickly than I expected, just in time for his birthday celebration. He absolutely loved it and could not stop raving about how perfect it was. I am so grateful for all the assistance I received from the company with their recommendation and their quality check of the personalized product. It made for the absolute most perfect gift!