Perfect for note taking or to do lists. This folio for 5 x 8 inch top bound writing pads is an excellent tool for any professional.
Hand Vs Machine Stitching:
Machine stitching is sufficiently strong for any office goods. The biggest drawback is the subtle markings left by the way the machine pulls the leather along. The biggest benefit is that it takes significantly less time, and therefor cost significantly less to produce.
Hand stitching is not only much stronger than a machine stitch but also much more beautiful, not only because of the lack of machine marks but because of the thicker, ribbon shaped thread that can be used which lays in the signature zig-zag pattern indicative of a good quality saddle stitching.
The leather is 1/8th of an inch thick, strong enough to stand to serious daily use for many years. Not opting for wafer thin leather means I cannot have a dozen small pockets for every gadget and charger, but those come and go. This was built for pen and paper, simple, and largely unchanged for 150 years now.
The back cover is made from one continuous piece of leather. This is costly but I find it both more durable and more beautiful. Superfluous seams are a great way