Working with Oberon was quick, professional and easy! The journal was beautiful and made with high quality material. Love the fact that it has refillable paper one can order. I give it more than a 5-star rating! You won’t be disappointed!!
I was given the wine version of this journal as a gift back in 1995, and it is still going strong. Over the years I've been enticed by other journal covers, but have never bought another brand. Why? First, is the fact that many nice leatherworked journal covers are NOT REFILLABLE. I am aghast at how many stores carry a product that it half the cost of an Oberon or more, but can only be used once. It is crazy to me that For the cost of only two other journals, I get a cover to last a lifetime. After 25 years of use that cost of a new notebook and the initial cost of the cover amount to a small fraction of what I'd pay for a non-reusable leather journal each year. I just don't know why anyone would buy anything other than a refillable journal. Second, the craftsmanship is great. The leather thong that loops the button has not broken in 25 years! Nor has the anchoring knot for it come undone. I am amazed and happy at how well this thing has held up. I bullet journal and so I am in an out of this thing several times a day, more than hourly, and it has yet to give out. Third, the materials are fantastic. You get what you pay for. Real leather and pewter last. Pleather and the faux metal clasps or cheaply made attachments in other journals just do not hold up. I can't tell you how much this makes a difference. The quality is worth every penny of the price. Seriously, this is a great piece of gear that travelled to foreign countries and to the middle of a war with me, as well as all over the US. The advertising is right. This is an heirloom that I hope to one day give to my son or daughter. In fact, the only reason I would need to replace it is to make sure each child gets one that Dad actually used as a heirloom gift.