Leather Notebook - Tomoe River Paper - A6 - Crazy Horse Forest Green

$27.00 USD

Introducing our new leather-bound blank notebook in A6 size. It features the stunning fountain pen-friendly Tomoe River Paper. This blank journal is perfect as a standalone travel notebook for recording all your special memories and ideas, or as a refill for our best-selling Leather Notebook Covers.

Our specially crafted A6 size notebooks are made of Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper, known as the best fountain pen-friendly paper. Each notebook contains 400 pages and is hand-bound with traditional bookbinding techniques. This notebook is available in two colors, the Crazy Horse Forest Green on this page, and in Crazy Horse Brown.


  • Completely flat-lay
  • Comes in a magnetic closure cardboard box.
  • Vegetable-tanned cow leather cover
  • Hand-bound from Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper
  • Blank paper
  • 200 sheets (400 pages)
  • Includes grid and lined guides
  • Includes blotter (also can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing)
  • 105 × 148 x 20mm (4.13 × 5.83 x 0,8 inches)

Tomoe River Paper

This high quality 52gsm paper is incredibly thin, and very fountain pen friendly. Tomoe River Paper shows off the sheen and shimmer in fountain pen inks unlike any other paper.

Our Tomoe River paper is the same Tomoe River paper that's used in the Hobonichi Techo.

Fountain pen enthusiasts who favor shading ink (those that create subtle color gradations as ink is laid on the paper), will appreciate how the paper shows off subtle color variations. Sheening inks also perform well as pools of color will sit on the surface of the paper and when dry, will create the reflective look so many fountain pen users love. It’s important to be patient and let the paper fully dry to prevent smudging, especially when using sheening or metallic inks. Click here to read our blog post about Tomoe River Paper.

Tomoe River Paper Writing Samples

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Thanks to the Well-Appointed Desk for the guide sheet and @writetomeoften for the images


Crazy Horse Forest Green/Distressed
Distressed dark green color showing under-tones of light green, sacramento and emerald. Ages and softens quicker compared to regular leather. Suede feeling finish.

Customer Reviews

Based on 265 reviews
Vaida P. (Dortmund, DE)
Beautiful Notebook with my favorite paper

I am just in love with this notebook. I am using it for my ink swathes for fountain pens. It would also make a great gift for someone who loves writing with fountain pens or for someone who loves drawing. This size is also perfect to take it with me everywhere. 5 Stars from me

Fooze (Turtle Creek, US)
Best Notebook in a While!

Oh I love this thing. I got it to have paper that works with fountain ink. This is being used as a sketchbook and I’ve been having a lot of fun. Next time I’ll buy the Forest Green version.

Alexandrea Persohn (Plano, US)
Wonderful notebook and perfect size.

The quality is very nice. Beautiful leather, amazing paper, came right on time without any problems. I definitely will buy more in the future.

angel viera (Cleveland, US)

I don’t know if anyone has the spine like this but the notebook is great but majority of my stitching looks open and bothers me

Colette (Oegstgeest, NL)
This notebook makes writing (with fountain pens) even better.

Love it, love it, love it. Best notebook ever, next to the Carmyne's Journal, also with Tomoe River paper.

Dennis Sexton (Laurel, US)
Best Paper so Far

When I started journaling seriously again, I purchased the Tamoe River Paper Crazy Horse notebook from my friends at Galen Leather and I have been using it since (I bought two more as backup). This paper works so well with little to no bleed through or little shadow, and it writes very smooth and effortless. if there is better paper, I have not used it. Kudos to Galen for making this and other fine items available.

Hannah Gregorio (Yala, TH)
great notebook!

having an a6 notebook is particularly handy when you are out and about and you prefer something lighter. the leather is simply amazing!

El Ewans (Melbourne, AU)
A joy to write in

This is the only notebook that will hold my illustrated diary for one whole year. It holds watercolor beautifully. The fountain pen glides on the page and the sheen of the ink display nicely too. I've already ordered 2 more and will be back for more for sure.

Veronica (Houston, US)
Lux Notebook

Sometimes, it is the little luxuries that bring all the joy. This leather bound notebook featuring Tomoe River paper does just that - bring joy. I like the feel of the leather, the smell, and the fountain-pen friendly paper. This is one of those notebooks to journal in and save as a keepsake.

JanneA.se (Vadstena, SE)
Super nice!

This is a very likeable notebook in a great format. The green B6 is a perfect companion and follows me all the time. It looks good (nice looking green), it feels good (cover have a really nice feel) and the paper is excellent for my fountain pen. I like it a lot and will order more of the same.

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  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days. Plus production times.

  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA.
  • European Union : New rules after 1 July 2021; we charged VAT for orders up to 150€. It means no hidden or extra customs  fees during the delivery. Orders more than 150€ subject to customs same as before. 
  • UK : Orders are subject to VAT. Around %20 percent. + courier fees.
  • Brazil: Due to high taxes, we suggest to use a redirecting service like Regarding redirecting services, I've been using fishisfast.com
  • Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
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  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.