Messenger Leather Journal
Inspired by Lieutenant Dunbar's journal in the film Dances with Wolves, the Messenger Journal features a secure double tie wrap closure and fold-over leather flap. It's as versatile in a boardroom as it is on a hiking trail. This journal makes a statement wherever it goes and is a much-loved conversation piece. It is handcrafted from top grain American-sourced leather and hand-sewn in our artisan workshop.
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- Manufacturer: Rustico
- SKU: BK0060-0002
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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!
Hello Rustico team!
The journals I ordered actually surpassed my expectations! My twin “children” turned 21 last week and I wanted to create a memorable keepsake for them surrounding this special birthday. So I reached out to friends and family and asked them to reflect on the question: “knowing what you know about life now, what advice would you give your 21 year old self if you could?”
All these entries were formatted, printed on quality paper and placed into the beautiful journals you all created - and it became a magnificent, treasured gift that my kids will have as a precious reference through their lives :)
With leftover pages, they can continue to add to the already inspirational collection.
Thank you for helping me make this special
Gift for them!
Super happy with my purchase! Beautifully made:) I got it as a gift, and chose to custom write something, it looks so good! The pages are blank and are good quality:)
Beautiful. Exactly what I wanted.
Ordered a journal and pen for a Father’s Day gift. They were both absolutely stunning. Couldn’t be happier.