The Clemens Field Notes Cover

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When jotting your brilliant ideas in your Field Notes notebook, do it in style with a premium, full grain leather cover.  The Clemens Field Notes Cover is made with thick, eight ounce, dark chocolate chromexcel leather from the Horween Leather Company. Chromexcel leather has a rich, soft feel, but the extra thickness guarantees many years of heavy note taking.  

The Clemens is finished with striking red nylon thread and a soft red leather interior pocket.  Your idea jotting will never feel so good when you get your hands on The Clemens Field Notes Cover.


Dimensions: 6” high by 4” wide when closed

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The Clemens Field Notes Cover

Built in New Jersey

Know Thy Goods

Built from premium chromexcel Horween Leather

Extra thick, eight ounce weight

Full Grain, the toughest and densest part of the hide

Striking Red Nylon Thread

Beautiful Dark Chocolate Color

6” high by 4” wide when closed

Perfect for compact notetaking

Comes with standard Field Notes notebook

A Little History

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) was the popular American author of the classics Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.  Writing was not always Clemens main ambition.  As an 11 year old boy, his great desire was to be a steamboatman, and in particular, the Pilot of a steamboat.  This desire was natural for a young boy considering he was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, a port town on the great Mississippi River.  

He began his career as a printer’s apprentice and typesetter.  He also contributed a number of articles and sketches for the local Hannibal Journal.  Clemens ended up using the pen name, Mark Twain, which he adopted permanently, but had a few prior to that. His first, Josh, didn’t last too long.  Then, Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, was used for humorous sketches.  

Mark Twain was derived from his time on the Mississippi where the river boatsman’s cry, Mark Twain, was used to describe the position of the boat relative to the depth of the water.  Clemens writings have shaped American psyche and thinking.  Had it been around at the time, we think he would have been happy to jot some of his reflections in The Clemens Field Notes Cover.

Here's The Story

What do you get when you cross a former photo editor for Major League Baseball and an avid leather craftsman?  You get a fun and zany company that crafts some of the finest sports balls and goods in America.

Paul Cunningham, the proprietor of Leather Head Sports, is a native son of Cooperstown, New York (home of The Hall of Fame of Major League Baseball), so it is no surprise that he has a passion for baseball and sports in general.  A long time sports industry professional, Paul has had the opportunity of working with the greatest baseball photographers in the world.  All of this sports experience and passion for the game has lead Paul to a passion of creating some special and unique leather goods.

Paul’s first run at creating his fine leather goods came when he founded Cunningham Classics, where he developed the Lemon Ball and Leather Head footballs.  With a focus on old world craftsmanship and high attention to detail, Paul was fulfilling his dream and what he felt was his calling.  Leather Head’s products are not your run of the mill footballs, baseballs, and other leather goods.  Their products are not even your run of the mill upper end goods.  Leather Head uses the finest leathers and materials available, and produce the best goods possible in their own shop in Glen Rock, New Jersey, using time tested practices and craftsmanship.  The result are products so fantastic that are beautiful enough to encase in a display, but functional enough to play with every day.  These are goods that are durable enough that your kids will be teaching their kids with the same balls.

When we asked Leather Head what’s makes their goods or processes unique, they replied:

All products are made by hand by skilled craftspeople....and we sprinkle magic dust on all of our balls during the production process. AND we keep a fully stocked bar, which sadly never gets used because we are too busy, but just knowing it’s there is enough. When we can, we like to test the spirals on the footballs. Of course, that's not an official process, the "testers" just like to have a little play time.  We are a small tight knit group that loves to go work everyday.

Zany?  Yes, but Leather Head is one of those rare companies that really love bringing the best products to those who really appreciate high quality, and have a blast doing it.


Leather Built is a collection of the highest quality leather goods, all 100% made in the USA. We have searched the country for the very best shops and craftsmen and bring you samples of their finest work here. All our products are backed by a 50 year guarantee.

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