Field Notes introduces a woodcased… notebook?

I hate to be that guy who fawns all over a product, but dang it, Field Notes makes it so easy.

Just when you don’t think they can top themselves, they release woodgrain notebook.

This this is beautiful:

Field Notes Shelterwood

Field Notes Shelterwood

From their website:

The “Shelterwood” edition features covers made from actual American Cherry wood, sliced ever-so-thin and bonded to a substrate of kraft paper for durability. We believe we’re the first notebook company to manufacture such a product at such a scale.

 

Droooool.

As with all of their quarterly releases, this includes a short video showcasing the production of it. It’s fascinating how they shave the wood off the log so thin:

Presumably the wood is extremely pliable, but as we discussed over at Field Nuts, this is not a back-pants-pocket notebook; it’s a front-shirt-pocket notebook for sure.

I feel like it was made especially for us wooden pencil fanatics. It’s a woodclinched notebook!

Once I get my hands on one, I’ll post some shots of the grain. (Why don’t I have the annual subscription again?)

The notebook is $9.95 for a three pack, available here. And once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Rooting for the Underdog

One of my favorite things to do at my job is to shop for office supplies. As the marketing and operations director of a small office, I would rather not get office supplies delivered regularly — for me, it’s therapeutic to go out, take my time at Office Depot or Staples, and find the right things to buy. And, of course, my visits always take me through the pencil aisle.

Unfortunately, that aisle seems to get smaller and smaller each year. At least, the ratio of mechanical pencils to woodcased pencils become more extensive — in the mechanical’s favor.

Maybe that’s why I felt an urgency to get a pencil blog up and going again. Although collectors and aficionados of wooden pencils are a tight-knit and loyal group, the average user of pencils prefers mechanical. Why? Well, it’s easier. You never need to sharpen it, and the lead retracts, never leaving graphite on your shirt pocket. Continue reading