As you discover inspiration, write it down. The Switchback Leather Notebook features top-grain leather with slots for notebook refills, so you can keep a consistent writing experience without limits. Each notebook is a masterpiece of fine leather and craftsmanship. Choose from either machine or hand sewn stitching.

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    • About the Switchback Leather Notebook

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    • Manufacturer: Rustico
    • SKU: BK0205-0004-MS
    • Dimensions: 6.75" x 8.75" 
    • Machine or hand sewn
    • Holds a refillable 6" x 8" book (included) 
    • 192 Lined pages 
    • Made from top-grain cowhide 
    • Buckle closure 
    • 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 Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleaner for additional leather cleaning and conditioning.
    • Gift Wrapping

    • Each piece is carefully wrapped with eco-friendly FSC Certified tissue paper in a sturdy kraft box filled with crinkle paper and 100% jute twine. See an example
    • 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
  • International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout, either USPS or UPS International. 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.
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 130 reviews
Switchback Leather Notebook

FANTASTIC!! Superior Quality and Function. The craftsmanship is great, the leather is beautiful and I am very pleased with my purchase. So pleased after a week or so I have made two more purchases of several items.

Go ahead and debate the price like most of did. And when you finally receive your order you’ll be wishing you bought it along time ago from Rustico.

Please pass this on to your employees- Thank you. I appreciate your hard work in producing quality products made right here at home.

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing how our products impact those that purchase them. The Switchback will be a fine companion as you record the many ventures you embark on! We appreciate your support - welcome to the Rustico family.
Great workmanship

I purchased this for a 10 year old who wants to start journaling. I wanted something that would be appropriate years from now. This is it! I had it personalized. My only regret was not asking how large the monogrammed letters were. They are #mall. If I’d know that I waould have had his name instead of his initials...


Switchback Leather Notebook

Leather Bound Journal

Quick response and wonderful quality!


Very nice quality
Engraving would have showed up better on lighter colored leather than the dark brown I picked
The hand sewn was beautiful