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Soft Leather Binder - 5.5" x 8.5"

Soft Leather Binder - 5.5" x 8.5"

Regular price $69.00 USD
Regular price $69.00 USD Sale price $69.00 USD
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Everything you love about the Soft Binder in a compact size. This scaled down version holds 5.5” x 8.5” hole-punched sheets and has a 1” ring capacity. Top-grain leather and fine craftsmanship combine to make this both a malleable and tough binder. Use this mini 3 ring binder to hold half-letter-sized menus, recipes, photos, or any other important documents. 

Pro Edition: Upgrade to the Pro Edition for front and back interior pockets, card slits, a built-in pen loop, and buckle closure.

Personalize it with any text to make it yours or send as a gift. 

Product Details

Dimensions: 8.5" x 9"
Accommodates 5.5" x 8.5" paper, pages and slip-in sleeves
1" rings (3-ring)
Made from top-grain cowhide
Simple tie closure
Pro Edition features: Pockets, card slits, pen loop, and buckle closure

Gift Wrapping

When you choose to gift wrap a Rustico product, we carefully wrap 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. Click the "+ Gift Options" button above to learn more.


To see more details about how your personalization will appear on this product, use the "+ Personalize" button above. Personalizations are laser engraved in your choice of several fonts. See some examples Please note that we can engrave text and numbers only and not emoji's or other non-standard characters.


Length: 8.5 in

Width: 2 in

Height: 9 in

Care Instructions

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 Cleanerfor additional leather cleaning and conditioning.

Shipping & Returns

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. 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Courtney Henson (College Station, US)
Good addition to office supplies

I like this binder. I do wish it was a little bit softer.

C.R. (Mamaroneck, US)

Exceeded expectations in terms of quality and finish. Would go back to Rustico in a heartbeat if the need arose.

Kyle McLaren (Bellevue, US)
Worth the Price

The binder is exactly what I would expect from a quality leather product at this price point. There are no flaws in the cut or stitch. After a few weeks of use, it shows minor wear like I have seen in other fine leather products and I expect it to age very well.

One thing I did not think about, is how flexible it is. Initially, I put loose paper into the binder rings, and the front/back pages got tugged and tore the holes out. Since then I bought some cheap plastic page dividers from an office store, and the problem is solved.

I think this is a little too flexible to use as a hand held writing platform, I need to use a table or maybe write on my knee while sitting.

Neither of the two comments above are a problem, I think they're just inherent tradeoffs that come with using a binder made out of leather.

Eddie Watson (Columbia, US)

Wish it had a pen loop

Samantha Davila (Houston, US)

This binder is just soft enough but not too soft. Perfect for all your small binder needs, and I love the personalization option!

Soft Leather Binder - Standard vs. Pro Editions

Your important documents deserve a better storage space.

The Soft Leather Binder features a three-ring spine and handcrafted from our authentic, top-grain leather. Built to accommodate hole-punched 8.5" x 11" paper or any standard-sized binder accessory such as photo pages, slip-in sleeves, dividers, etc. It's a rugged and stylish place to store important documents, family recipes, photos, scrapbook pages, and much more. The soft leather binding not only patinas great with age, it also creates a binding made to last longer than a lifetime.

Perfect For Any Document

If you had to hurry and grab something quick in a fire, this 3 ring binder should be at the top of the list. Whether your are storing important home documents, legal documents, or even scrapbooking pictures, this binder was built to hold anything that you hold dear.

Durable to Stand the test of Time

Whether you're throwing it in a backpack or keeping or keeping it on a shelf, this binder was built to last. From the thick top grain leather, to the hand stitching, we did everything possible to ensure a binder that looks great and will last a lifetime (or longer). The Leather 3-Ring Binder is available in all our classic colors. The Dark Brown, Saddle, Black, Burgundy, Buckskin and Natural all have a timeless aesthetic and age beautifully. Find the color that fits your style best.

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