Black Snap with Pencil Italian Leather Journal- 6X8by
Fiorentina For centuries, Italian artisans have enticed the world with a creative flair that is exuberant, vibrant, sophisticated and expresses a passion that is uniquely Italian. Inspired by the artistic heritage and breathtaking beauty of its landscape, Italy continues to shape the future with its eternal yet contemporary approach to life, design, and style. In this vein, we have created the Florentina line of Italian leather products and accessories. We hope you enjoy them for a lifetime.
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This is an excellent journal and a wonderful companion to document one's journey in life. I've had mine for just over a month, and I'm a third of the way through the journal. The paper is excellent in quality and the leather has proven very durable, as I do write outdoors. My only complaint regards the fleur-de-lis graphic on the the bottom of every page. A bit annoying, but an inspriation for me to cover every page with my scribblings. Overall, a joy to own.
This is a beautiful leather journal with 240 pages. My only problem with it is that I write in pen, not pencil, and the little holes to hold a writing utensil are too small to fit a standard pen. For the price, I expected the binding to be of higher quality and more flexible. As far as I can tell, the pages are bound with glue, not stitches. Other than that, it's a beautiful soft leather, and the pages are very inviting.
I LOVE this journal. I wrote in it everyday from Jan - July 2013. I love that it has a pencil holder. I love that it snaps shut (to keep in loose memories). I love the ribbon page marker. The only reason I rated it a 4 and not a 5 is because some pages in the front came undone from the binding which was irritating since I am not hard on it, but thankfully the snaps are a secondary way to secure the pages in. Why aren't all journals as convenient as this one!?
A very nice journal. The paper is high quality and the leather is very smooth. I just bought the journal, so I am hoping that the binding will become more flexible with time. I'm left handed and the cover is not yet used to the idea of being open. I also prefer to write in pen, and my preferred brand of pen is slightly too large for the hole (though I'm hoping that that too will loosen with time) so I can't simply slide it in absentmindedly. The little watermark design at the bottom of every page takes it from being austere and sterile and makes it slightly more warm.