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Field Journals so handsome and inviting it's hard not to write in them. Handcrafted real leather with the strength to last lifetimes.
Field Journals so handsome and inviting it's hard not to write in them. Handcrafted real leather with the strength to last lifetimes.
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Quality leather, like wisdom only gets better with time. Whether you are experiencing the thrills of a South African Safari of effectively establishing your leadership while owning the Corporate Boardroom. StoneGrain Field Journals will help make your presence known.

StoneGrain Field Journals look and feel great in the outdoors and in the office. These journals are meant to complement your entire attire for any situation. I have gotten tons of complements on my StoneGrain Field Journals while on the streets and on the trails, also while on the job site and in my meetings.

Designed to be carried everywhere you go, all StoneGrain Field Journals are exceptional at conveying an outstanding impression, giving you an added advantage when meeting with clients or contacts. people will remember you better because they will remember your Field Journal.

DISCRETION ADVISED, everyone loves the look and feel of real leather. Those around you will want to look, hold and admire your StoneGrain Field Journal. 

Left: Refined Field Journal. Right: Rugged Field Journal with flap tucked in as bookmark
Left: Refined Field Journal. Right: Rugged Field Journal with flap tucked in as bookmark
Thank you kind Backers. We have accomplished so much.
Thank you kind Backers. We have accomplished so much.

Add-on Laser Engraving.  Text/Image Engraving details and instructions below. Add-on amounts must be added before project funding.

Laser Engraving!
Laser Engraving!

 Description

The beauty of life's inherent marks are left on the steerhide itself which gives StoneGrain Field Journals its natural appeal. Healed scratches and scars are reflective of the steers lifelong encounters. These unique characteristics are your assurance of quality leather.

Each StoneGrain Field Journal is handcrafted from durable steerhide. Handcrafted means the devoted attention to all the details throughout the entire process with each Field Journal being original and one of a kind, never duplicated. There is absolutely no comparison between StoneGrain Field Journals and the generic journals you can find in stores.  We only buy and use the highest quality leather and paper.

Authentic Range Branding, Rugged Field Journal
Authentic Range Branding, Rugged Field Journal
Refined Field Journal
Refined Field Journal

Dimensions and Specifications

  • Each StoneGrain Field Journal is roughly 6" tall by 4.5" wide and .75" at its thickest point

StoneGrain Leather

  • Only the highest quality top grain and full grain leather is used, never bonded or embossed
  • Color will vary a little. StoneGrain Field Journals will stay close to the darker shades of brown in these pictures
  • Both the Refined and the Rugged have naturally beautiful scaring on the leather from the range where the animal was scratched by a fence or gored by another animal. Though we cannot guarantee each StonGrain Field Journal with these character markings most will have them, and all will have its own unique markings and character

StoneGrain Paper

  • Speckletone Oatmeal color paper made in the U.S.A.
  • Deckle edged on all four sides of each page giving our StoneGrain Field Journals a genuine old world look and feel. Unlike manufactured journals which only have the outer edge deckle not the top and bottom
  • 90 sheets = 180 pages of writable space from edge to edge
  • Unlined for writing and sketching
  • Three signatures hand sewn into the leather with artificial sinew
Refined Feild Journal
Refined Feild Journal

Something special happens as you bring focus onto the most important issues in your day. When one puts their pen to paper and the action between mind and hand become a reality, not just simple words floating through the air only to be swept away by the wind, but to create life on paper that will last generations. Ideas start to flow and one's mind travels places it would not otherwise go. 

Early Sketch of the Light Bulb, Thomas Edison
Early Sketch of the Light Bulb, Thomas Edison
Falls and Portage of the Missouri River, Lewis and Clarck
Falls and Portage of the Missouri River, Lewis and Clarck

What's the story behind the StoneGrain name? 

Both the concepts of stones and grain mean a lot in our family and team.

  • Stone- simply means Strong, Solid. Individually Unique and Beautiful, Unreplaceable
  • Grain- is Life, Nutrition, Sustaining, Natural 
StoneGrain hot stamped into the back of the Refined Field Journal. Note the dark scar near the bottom right corner of the journal
StoneGrain hot stamped into the back of the Refined Field Journal. Note the dark scar near the bottom right corner of the journal
StoneGrain hot stamped into the back of the Rugged Field Journal
StoneGrain hot stamped into the back of the Rugged Field Journal
Refined keychain
Refined keychain
Rugged keychain
Rugged keychain

Add-on Laser engraving. Text/Image Engraving details and instructions below. Add-on amounts must be added before project funding end.

The Image Engraving add-on will be set up the same as the Text Engraving add-on, except the price for an image on one face is $20 where as the price for text on one face is $15. The price difference is due to the time needed for set up and editing. Any face, any style, almost any image. You can choose from one of the images below or submit your own loved image to StoneGrainLeather@gmail.com Please submit your wanted images early so we will have a better chance of getting them approved. Please feel free to message us with any questions.

Possible images to engrave. Any size that will fit on your Field Journal.
Possible images to engrave. Any size that will fit on your Field Journal.

 History

I have always struggled with keeping a journal until I made one that I could take with me everywhere I go so I could write down my thoughts and impressions the moment they came. Up until a few years ago I thought I needed to come home each night and write about my whole day in a book like a diary. I did not have the patience for this method, nor the time. I needed a notebook I could take with me everywhere, to be able to write anytime and about anything. A place where I could simply jot something down so I could remember it later. I started by carrying a regular college notebook but it fell apart within about a month, plus it looked like a college notebook, saying "Hi, I'm a college student" was not the message I wanted to send. I could find lots of journals with lockets and trinkets on them, or I would find notebooks with a leather cover on the outside, with refill writing pads on the inside, but they would just fall apart quickly. I just wanted a classy looking, durable field journal. One that I could fit into my pocket or bag. One that would complement that long lasting first impression when meeting clients or really, just anybody.

One of my good friends showed me the journals he had been carrying around for years and I instantly fell in love with them.  They had so much character and style. His journals are what we at StoneGrain pattern our Field Journals. His are full of writings, pictures and maps, only adding to their personalities. They are so full of life they seem to have a soul of their own. He had been teaching young men in our neighborhood how to make field journals for five years (these were the only journals styling enough to for the young men to carry with them at school). He was kind enough to teach me how to make these as well.

The young men (teenagers by the way) take them everywhere from school and ball games, to hiking mountains and repelling slot canyons. These Field Journals truly have been field tested in and out of the field, from talented teenagers stretching their limits, aspiring young adults starting their careers, and well established professionals keeping their presence.

I have yet to meet anyone who would not love to have one of these Handcrafted StoneGrain Field Journals.

Oh and by the way my wife's favorite is the Rugged style and my son's is the Refined style, but I can't decide, I love them both.

Mark Twain Thinking and Reflecting
Mark Twain Thinking and Reflecting
Perhaps you will fill your Field Journal like Mark Twain who filled his journals "...with observations of people he met, thoughts on religion and politics, drawings and sketches of what he saw on his travels, potential plots for books, and even ideas for inventions (he filed 3 patents during his lifetime)."  Or like George Lucas who while filming Star Wars heard the phrase R2 D2, meaning Reel 2 Dialogue 2. Lucas liked the sound of that phrase so much he jotted it down in his notebook." That little note came in handy when naming the now famous robot, R2 D2. The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men 
George Lucas came up with the famouse name R2 D2 with the help of is field jounal
George Lucas came up with the famouse name R2 D2 with the help of is field jounal

Risks and challenges

My team and I at StoneGrain are very confident that we can pull this project off without a hitch! Should we experience any kind of delays with items, shipping, fulfillment, etc. we will be sure to let all backers know immediately and we will keep an open communication.

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    One Range Branded StoneGrain Field Journal. There is usually only one range brand per hide. When you are going for a truly unique real leather accessory, this is the ultimate prize. There will never be anything even remotely close to your Field Journal with a range brand on the front!Shipping Included

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