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      • Pyrographic engravings are burned into the leather
      • Smooth, vegetable tanned full grain leather with a purely natural finish
      • Darkens and patinas naturally over time
      • Choose from four premium typefaces with unlimited inscription options
      • Center spine closure, with four strands of elastic on all sizes (except the Pocket Plus, which features six)
      • Natural range marks add the beautiful rustic character
      • Note: color and texture may vary slightly between hides
    • Patina is a smooth leather handcrafted here in the U.S.A. by artisans that take a great deal of pride in their trade. The Patina line is made from vegetable-tanned leather with a natural, un-dyed finished that will patina organically over time. Because this is full grain leather, each item will be unique and you should expect variations in texture and color. Patina leather is 6 - 7 oz thick, or approximately 2.4 - 2.8mm

    • Each item is handmade. Please allow up to two weeks for shipment.

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    Collections: Patina

    Type: Traveler's Notebooks

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    Sizes 101

    This Chart shows the notebooks approximate dimensions from edge to edge as they lay flat open. *Click chart to view original size.*
    SIZES: Overall, my notebooks are slightly wider than the common, allowing for no overhang if you follow these guidelines. Your notebook edges will be fully protected.
    Below is the information for the corresponding inserts.   These measurements are the sizes of the inserts. 

    This is best viewed on a computer monitor.  For smart phones and tablets swipe to the right to see the full chart.



    Classic Closed

    Classic Open

    Deluxe Open

    Nano:  Inserts Measure approximately 3.75x2.5 Inches and the Nano will hold 5 of our inserts. Nano Insert Nanno NOT AVAILABLE IN CLASSIC Nano Open
    Passport*:  4 of the standard passports measuring 4.921 inches by 3.465 inches will fit flush
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    Passport Insert from Midori Passport Patina by Chic Sparrow Passport Classic flat open by Chic Sparrow Passport Deluxe flat open by Chic Sparrow

    Passport* Plus** : 
    Will fit 6-8 of the standard passports measuring 4.921 inches by 3.465 inches  

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    Passport Insert from Midori Passport Plus in Patina by Chic Sparrow Chic Sparrow Classic Passport Plus in Patina Passport Plus Deluxe Chic Sparrow
    Pocket*: fits notebooks approximately 3.5” x 5.5”. Most commonly used are Field Notes or Moleskine inserts. Up to 5 inserts less than 1” thick 
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    Chic Sparrow Classic Pocket Wide Open Creme Deluxe Pocket open
    Pocket Plus: Inserts approximately 3.5” x 5.5”. Most commonly used are Field Notes or Moleskin inserts. Up to 2.5 Inches thick  Click for video Pocket Plus Creme Brullee Pocket Plus Classic Pocket Plus Deluxe

    A6:  fits notebooks that are approximately 4"x6" (i.e. The Hobonichi Techo),  And do not exceed more than 1.5 inches in depth

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    A6 Insert A6 Classic A6 Classic open A6 Deluxe
    Personal:  fit inserts that are  3.75" x 6.5 and do not exceed more than 1 inch in depth.  Click for video  Personal Insert Personal Classic closed Personal Classic Personal Deluxe
    B6 Slim:  Inserts should be approximately 7 inches tall and 4.25-4.5 inches wide,  and not exceed 1 inch deep.  Click for video B6 Slim Insert B6 Slim B6 Slim Classic B6 Slim Deluxe
    B6: Inserts should be approximately 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide,  and not exceed 1 inch deep.  Click for video B6 Insert B6 Travelers Notebook B6 Classic B6 Deluxe
    Narrow:  will hold up to 5 standard Midori brand inserts  Or 4 CS Brand.(approximately 4.5” x 8.25”) that are not more than 1” thick. Click for video Insert Narrow

    NarrowTravelers Notebook Narrow Classic narrow deluxe
    Wide:  sized for 5” x 8.25” inserts (usually Moleskine Cahier sold in a three pack). At least 4 inserts that do not exceed 1” thick will fit. Click for video Wide Insert Wide Classic Wide open Wide Deluxe
    A5*:  notebooks that measure "5.8x8.25" (i.e. the Hobonichi Cousin) and do not exceed more than 1.5 inches in depth.  Click for video A5 Inserts

    A5 Travelers notebook

    A5 Classic A5 Deluxe

    Composition* **:   Fits 4 of the 9.75 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide books. 

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    Moleskin Composition Composition Travelers Notebook composition Classic composition Deluxe

    If you already have inserts:

    Measure them carefully and find the size that is their closest match on the chart above. If you are between two notebook sizes, always choose the larger one.  Next, stack up the number of inserts you’d like to carry and measure how thick they are together.  This tells you how thick your spine will be when your notebook wraps around the inserts. Compare this to the width of the notebook you’re considering.  

    For example, if you are using inserts that are 4.5” x 8.25”, and your stack of inserts is 1” high, you’d know you’d need the Narrow size. But if your stack is larger than 1”, you’d want to go up to the Wide.


    * Inserts are not available through Chic Sparrow,  please check out stores like or or even your local craft/art stores.

    ** This size is currently available in the Patina collection only.