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Testimonials

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"I am delighted with the quality of craftsmanship and design! The cover will not only protect my Moleskine notebook but also, I was pleased to find, provide a firm writing surface when making notes! Many thanks for this exceptional item, and for the positive buying experience which l had!"

A. Morris - Chorley, UK


"Just a quick note let you know that my notebook cover arrived earlier today. It is a lovely piece - exactly as I had hoped. The craftsmanship and materials are wonderful. Additionally, the changes and additions you have made in your interpretation of the Midori design are considered improvements on the original both functionally and aesthetically. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into this. It’s difficult to improve upon such a simple design as a Midori but you’ve pulled it off. Just perfect. I couldn’t be more pleased."

Peter Denton - CANADA


"Just a quick note to let you know that the [notebook] cover arrived safe and sound yesterday. It was beautifully packaged and the cover itself is awesome - beyond my expectations in terms of quality and finish. I shall be proud to use it every day at work."

Philip - Daventry, UK 


"Many thanks for the beautiful wallet and comb case which arrived today. They're perfect, so beautifully made and finished. Love the initials too. Can tell you're a perfectionist! Thanks again for everything."

Paul Booth - Bolton, UK


"I absolutely love my 'Explorer 3' - it now houses my registers, class plans  and choreography notes for dance school! The workmanship is second to none and the attention to detail is just flawless, you can tell it is made by someone who loves what they do! The little notch for the elastic to slide into is so tactile and it's a detail that's practical as well as beautiful as it stops the edges buckling in by the closing elastic. The spine sits nice and proud and doesn't buckle in when you add notebooks. I could gush about this all day. The little bead on the book mark is perfection and adds a sophisticated twinkle that makes me smile. Thank you so much for creating this beautiful traveler's notebook - it will be treasured for many years to come."

Becky - Cornwall, UK 

"I have bought several items from Fenner, the quality of the products is exceptional, looks extremely classy and sophisticated. Fenner is a fantastic craftsman with a very unique product line. I will definitely buy again!"

Mandy L - Berkshire, UK 

"Very pleased with my leather cover for Moleskine. I now use it every day at work. It might take a while before I can stop touching it in meetings though! It's beautifully finished and a perfect fit and something that looks like it should last many years. The excellent quality also extended to the packaging, labels and hand written note inside. I exchanged a couple of emails with some questions for Fenner and received quick polite and friendly replies. Highly recommended."

J.C.B.W. - London, UK 

"Just to let you know that I received your parcel today and wished to compliment you on your craftsmanship. Good to see someone take pride in their work and also make the effort to package the items with such care and attention to detail. Was such a delight to receive the package. Thank you!"

Pam - Hertfordshire, UK

"Thank you for the carefully packaged leather comb case with comb which arrived today. Your thoughtful packaging makes this feel a very special purchase which is often missing from online shopping."

C. Turner - Colchester, UK

"Three years ago I bought a leather cover from Fenner for my Moleskine notebook. It turned out that the 'Rugged' cover was such a work of perfection in both leather and craftsmanship that from then on it didn't matter which type of notebook I used because the focus was on the cover instead of protecting the notebook inside. As I needed a cover for a notebook that I plan to take more or less everywhere I go I bought a black 'VIP' notebook cover in 1-1.2 supple Italian leather knowing that quality of the product would be impeccable. When I received the cover this afternoon it was like unwrapping a Christmas present. It was so well packed in a layer of wrapping paper, a box and another layer of wrapping paper! I was right to expect something special. The package contained a work of art; absolutely great to see and to feel. The whole experience was a great pleasure as before. Craftsmanship, dedication, great service and perfection, could you ask for more?"

Roland ter Mijtelen - Conwy, UK

"I ordered two notebook covers from Fenner and I just wanted to say that it was a great experience all around. I had questions and they were all answered promptly and patiently. After much thinking, I eventually ordered two 'Explorer 3' notebook covers - one for Field Notes and one for A5 notebooks.

I live in the Dallas area of Texas and it took just over one week for them to get here, which was much better than I had anticipated. I couldn't be more pleased with the products upon opening the package. I could smell the leather even before I took them out and both of the covers were absolutely flawless upon inspection. The leather is the perfect blend of suppleness and firmness and it seems like every detail was thought of, down to the quality of the elastics and the bookmark. I have several notebook covers by different makers but the Explorer 3's are by far the best.

If you’re thinking of ordering from Fenner, please do not hesitate. My experience could not have been better."

Mark Elizondo - Dallas, Texas, USA

"What a great pleasure it has been ordering and receiving my 'Explorer 3' cover from Fenner Benedict. Thank you so much for such a great service. The ordering was simple and the order itself arrived extremely quickly and packaged securely. The cover is very beautiful and it will be a joy to use as my EDC. The leather and craftsmanship are of the highest quality and it's obvious the leather will age well and become more beautiful with time. This was my first purchase from the Fenner's website but definitely won't be my last ... I'm currently saving up for an A5 size!"

Jenny - Manchester, UK

"I am in love with the products I have purchased from Fenner. I can see and feel Fenner's passion for his craft in his products. Seeing items in the photographs do not do justice to how gorgeous they are in person. Every stitch has been made to perfection. Fenner is very professional and makes every effort to meet the customers needs.

The packaging I have to say was superb; wrapped with paper wrap and bubble wrap - the items arrive to me safely every time I order. Thank you Fenner! It has been such a pleasurable experience buying from you and you can expect to see me return many more times."

Nate - CANADA

"I contacted Fenner looking for a custom index card holder. From the very start of the process Fenner was always quick to respond to emails and extremely helpful in meeting my desires and needs. Since it was a custom product, he walked me through every step including a sketch so that I knew exactly what I was going to be getting. I couldn't be happier with the product... Fenner's craftsmanship is top notch. His high quality craftsmanship truly shows that he takes pride in what he does and that he cares about the customer, which can be hard to find these days. I would highly recommend Fenner Benedict."

B. Kincaid - Boston, MA, USA

"The 'Explorer 3' has become one of my favourite EDC's. The quality and finish are both excellent. The leather is very smooth, even on the inside. It feels amazing to hold. My favourite features are the hand-burnished edges and the little notch for the closure elastic; I haven’t seen this design anywhere else. I’ve been using it non-stop for over a month and I am not precious with my note books; it gets chucked into my bag with keys and all sorts. It has held up very well. It does now have scratches and scuffs but I like my notebooks to show imperfections. Fenner’s customer service is second to none. He is really friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to buy from. I would highly recommend Fenner and will be a returning customer." 

Anna Newman - Manchester, UK

"This is the second leather notebook cover I have ordered from Fenner. The first has been such a great product and a real pleasure to use that I decided to get another. The quality and speed of service is to be commended."

Adrian Todd - London, UK

"I couldn't recommend Fenner enough for his superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. Not all leather goods are created equal nor all craftsmen - Fenner consistently delivers outstanding levels of service and outstanding items of excellent quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as the first place to consider and I have now returned several times. You will not be disappointed with any aspects of your order. Many thanks again."

Simon - Liverpool, UK

"Needing an A4 format to host my A4 notebooks, I ordered one from Fenner, in Honey Whiskey Tan. The answer to my order and explanations was extremely swift and pleasant. The whole experience of dealing with Fenner is in that mode: very human and efficient indeed.

The shipping was brilliant and the 'Explorer 3' arrived before I thought it would. The A4 'Explorer 3' is of astounding quality and not only that, it is truly something that has some soul in it. It starts with the elegant design, I love the way the elastic loop is knotted on the top of the spine and reemerges under the leather tab (you can see that in the excellent video below in the testimonials). Both vertical and horizontal elastics rest in a beautiful little curve, preventing stress on the leather. The hand-burnished edges are superb, to the eye but also to the hand while opening the Explorer. And here I come to the quality of the leather which is quite difficult to describe, at once strong and supple, in a very refined and balanced way. The Explorer opens completely flat, which is very convenient as it transforms itself in a working surface. The vertical loop system and the horizontal bungee cord exude high quality, as the fine leather pagemark. The Explorer holds easily up to nine slim A4 Muji and Leuchtturm notebooks, using the four separate elastics and completing of course with others, Midori way ... The Honey Whiskey Tan is gorgeous, just as I wanted, and the colour will get deeper and deeper. The Explorer comes in with a very clear little leaflet concerning leather care, and that's really a nice touch and very useful.

Thank you again, Fenner, for this beautiful craftsmanship. This surely won't be the last I order from you..."

Patricia D. - Paris, FRANCE

"The workmanship is spectacular, the details are wonderful! It shows how professional and dedication placed on each piece of art. I am very happy and satisfied with the kindness and concern from the first moment we started talking about the orders that I requested. Thank you very much for everything Fenner. Soon I'll be back for more!"

Jorge Clavijo Rebolledo - Santiago, CHILE

"The 'VIP' moleskine notebook covers are beautifully made and a lovely deep brown chocolate leather. They are perfect. Particularly as the covers are light and do not compromise the portability of the notebooks. As for the luxurious matching pencil case it is perfectly designed. The hidden magnetic closure is a great idea. No zips to worry about. The opening gives me a great view inside to access my sketching items. The two brass rings are ideal for 'fetching' it out of my bag. I will be using them for many years... Thank You."

Phil Malyon (pencil artist) - Hampshire, UK

"I've recently purchased an 'Explorer 3' notebook cover from Fenner and was very pleased with the quality and service. It was well packed and delivery was next day. It was a pleasant experience buying from Fenner and I am looking forward to my next purchase."

M.H. - London, UK

"I had the pleasure of receiving a Rugged Moleskine Cover for my birthday and loved the quality and look. It's truly wonderfully made and well thought out. I loved it so much I ordered the card wallet in the same finish, which he was kind enough to make to order. Again it's truly stunningly made and the attention to detail is first rate. Thank you"

Martin - Sheffield, UK

"I have a long standing obsession with stationary and portable note-taking. I was seeking a quality cover for my Midori notebooks (which consist of tremendous quality paper) and have always appreciated the texture and character of leather. Reassuring myself that I did not already have too many covers and notebook options, I ordered an ‘Explorer 3’ Leather Notebook Cover. This has arrived and not only brings all these elements together in a pleasing way but has put my mind at rest about ordering a premium quality product without the benefit of a hands-on acquisition. The service was great and the leather cover is superb. I am extremely happy and have taken ownership of what I feel is a legacy item, reflecting the true sense of craftsmanship i.e. quality of material, quality of workmanship and seriousness of intent. I will be back for more."

Sarn - Bristol, UK

"A beautifully made leather moleskin cover, the design, craftsmanship, look, feel and quality of the leather is just amazing! The case was despatched to me very quickly and packaged perfectly. Had good quick responses to questions and was sent out to me on the same day in order for me to receive the case when I required it. A fantastic shopping experience with Fenner Benedict and I will definitely be back."

A.B. - West Yorkshire, UK

"A wonderful ['Explorer 3'] folder for my Moleskine cahiers which was packaged and sent with as much care as it clearly has been made. I now carry two extra large cahiers and my 18 month Moleskine diary of the same size in one folder which is just great. Fantastic to find a real craftsman making innovative products with care and attention. Thanks for a wonderful item."

Emmanuel Gobillot - Newport, Essex, UK

"I am a very demanding owner/user of things and if I am not totally satisfied I quickly tire of an item or look for ways that I can improve it myself. I can honestly say I have rarely been so impressed with an item purchased for my own personal use. The quality of the leather and the design and stitching is absolutely fabulous and I am over the moon with my new wallet! I am never without it and have not yet come across any aspect of it's use with which I am not delighted. I would like to congratulate you on your skill and the undoubted quality of your products."

Trevor - Cumbria, UK

"Great product - Perfect addition to upscale your Moleskine notebook from an already great product to a superb one that's a pleasure to have and hold. Great service from Fenner too..."

James Brennan - UK

"I have two 'Explorer 3' journal covers which are beautifully and exceptionally designed and crafted. The leather is lovely on both and I can imagine they will age very well. I purchased one in brown and within the week after receiving it, placed a second order for a black cover. They are wonderful journal covers."

S.T. - New York, USA

"I ordered a leather Moleskine cover, my first order from Fenner Benedict I'm really happy with it, beautifully crafted and elegant, perfect gift! It arrived quickly and was wrapped nicely too. Excellent customer service and advice. Thank you! I'll definitely buy more!"

Emma - Bristol, UK

"My 'Explorer 3' notebook arrived this morning and my goodness it is a beauty - it quite literally took my breath away. This is my third item from you having ordered two 'executive' covers previously, and the 'Explorer 3' just blows my mind - design and craftsmanship are superb (as are my other items from you). I also want to thank you for the speedy delivery and excellent customer service."

Mrs. Lewis - West Midlands, UK

"Just wanted to say that the order arrived yesterday and it is just perfect - Thank you. Superb craftsmanship and service. I will continue to recommend you."

J.R. - Kent, UK

"Many thanks for my beautiful 'executive' moleskine cover. I absolutely adore it and can't stop stroking it. I'm a massive fan of leather organisers and own over 20 Filofaxes but nothing compares to the quality and craftsmanship of my moleskine cover. Thank you so much ... I'm now looking to purchase an Explorer notebook cover from you."

Mrs. Lewis - West Midlands, UK

"My Moleskine leather cover has exceeded expectations - It is beautifully made from high quality leather and will last a lifetime. Fenner was a pleasure to deal with offering prompt, valuable advice and excellent service. It is clear that he has a passion for his craft and this is reflected in the high end products produced."

Katy Miles - Oxford, UK

"The experience of buying from Fenner has been a pleasure from start to Finish. Fenner was in contact with me throughout the process, and as my order was bespoke I was very happy with the speed at which I received my cover for a leuchtturm1917 journal. My cover is fantastic, absolutely everything I was expecting and more, the leather is beautiful and the craftsmanship nothing short of excellent, I will order from Fenner again, and if you’re considering ordering yourself, take it from me, if you do, you will be a very happy customer."

Stephen Smith - Richmondshire, UK

"I ordered a pair of bespoke leather journal covers to fit my Livescribe journals and couldn't be happier with the quality of the leather, the craftsmanship and overall great customer service from Fenner, who kept me politely informed throughout the purchase process. Great value, great products. Will certainly be ordering again!"

Matt S. - South Bucks, UK

“I purchased a Fenner Benedict Moleskine leather cover for my friends' anniversary. It was the perfect traditional leather gift for their third anniversary. The quality is exceptional and it's beautifully crafted.”

Christine P. - Dallas, Texas, USA

“I’ve never purchased anything that says 'quality' quite like my Fenner Benedict field notes cover. It looks amazing and I know with age it will only gain character. My major issue with this item is it is too well made, and I’m not going to get an excuse to buy a new one for a long long time. Service and communication was excellent and delivery was speedy. I am a fountain pen user so I use fabriano notebooks which also fit perfectly but are fountain pen friendly”

John Weaver - Manchester, UK

"The leather cover for my Moleskine fits perfectly. The quality is excellent and often gets mentions in meeting and admiring glances. Fenner responds quickly to emails and provides excellent service."

Paul Thomas - Warwickshire UK

"Fenner I just wanted to drop a note and say how delighted I am with my 'Explorer 3' notebook cover. I can't express how impressed I am with your service and craftsmanship. The leather is beautiful and is becoming more and more soft and pliable. It is a pleasure to record my thoughts in various notebooks. I think the ability to add your own notebooks is perfect. The 4 elastic cord retainers also make for a very neat system compared to others. Once again thank you so much."

David Simmons - South Ayrshire, UK

"The service I received from Fenner was excellent; he was extremely helpful and really made the effort to ensure that I got the product I was looking for. The finished pen wrap was perfect - I honestly couldn't fault it. Also it was delivered in good time, which was ideal as I was pushed for time due to wanting to give the product as a present. Very impressed with the service!"

Georgia Mansfield - London, UK


"The craftsmanship and quality of work that Fenner achieved in making a Leather Pen Roll for me exceeded my expectations. It was an exacting brief that required a combination of precise design that needed to result in a leather case that was pleasing to look at and to handle, portable and had the functionality of protecting my pens. I would recommend him not only as an excellent leather worker but also for his communication and efficiency."

Dan Trevor - Gogledd Cymru, UK

"Just a quick note to express my delight with my new EDC wallet and Field Notes cover. The quality of work is exceptional in both cases. The packaging protected the items very well and your service was very professional and timely."

S. Nolan - IRELAND

"I ordered an A5 leather cover (natural) and two Midori Traveler’s Notebook leather cover (natural and dark brown). I knew they were going to be beautiful, but no words can really express the true beauty and true craftsmanship of these leather covers. The leather is simply magnificent. Customer service is 5 star. I will definitely purchase from Fenner again."

Portia Benson, Chester, VA, USA

"The Leather Paperback Book Cover turns the mundane paperback into a gorgeous, tactile book you just want to carry around with you all the time. The cover really is beautiful designed and crafted and it has been a pleasure dealing with Fenner. I just need to choose the colour for my next one!"

Saras Seth - London, UK

"The 'Explorer II' notebook cover is perfect for taking everywhere with you. I am an avid fan of David Allen's GTD system and having this notebook with you allows so much more freedom than the iPhone in terms of spontaneity, mind mapping and mind-sweeping! It contains my "inbox", calendar, projects and next actions, goal tracker, handy check lists and anything else to aid daily journalling. I've already stuffed mine full of Moleskine cahiers and Field Notes. I'm using mine as a general productivity aid but could equally be used for journalling, art and note taking. The leather craftsmanship is second to none, though I am also looking forward to not worrying about the odd scuff as it will only add to it's appeal! I've also added a couple of inexpensive Leuchtturm 1917 pen loops - they stick well to the inside leather."

Daryl Barker - Pamber Heath, Hampshire, UK

"I ordered both the Artists Pen roll and the compact pen case, one for me and one as a gift. Both arrived beautifully packaged and were of extremely high quality. The leather is beautiful and soft, the stitching looks great. I've had several compliments about my case, as well as it being excellent protection for my collection of pens and graphic markers. The customer service I received was excellent. When I ordered the second case, Fenner was brilliant about making sure that the colours would match. Overall the service and products are excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Fenner."

Dan - London, UK

"The Fenner Benedict notebook cover is of the highest quality and looks stunning! I would highly recommend Fenner for good products and awesome service!"

C.N. - SWEDEN

"The 4-pocket pen roll I bought is superbly made: both beautiful and roomily functional. The finish is just lovely, too; it really shows off the quality of the leather. Thanks so much!"

Hannah Rowlands - Oxford, UK

"I love my 'VIP' Moleskine Notebook Cover. It is beautifully made, and gives my diary a personalised, traditional look that I am very pleased with. I would recommend Fenner's craftsmanship to others, and the customer service was top notch too."

G. Roberts - Edinburgh, UK

"The 'Explorer II' Leather Notebook Cover is great. Excellent design and quality - good value for the money. Arrived well within the timeframe estimated. I am a very happy person. Will recommend to anyone."

Juha Lehtovaara - FINLAND

"I am more than happy with the leather cover I bought for my Moleskine weekly notebook. It is a perfect fit, looks, feels and even smells great. Fenner patiently answered all my questions during the ordering process. This was a very pleasant online-shopping experience. I would definitively buy again from Fenner and recommend his products to anyone who appreciates quality."

Martin - GERMANY

"I bought the 'Explorer II' Notebook Cover and the 'Adventurer' Field Notes Cover. The craftsmanship of both covers is absolutely superb. The leather is supple and smooth but very sturdy and the stitching alone is a work of art. My order was completed very quickly and arrived well packaged in excellent condition. Mr Benedict has been a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend his work. I will certainly be buying more covers and other Fenner Benedict products."

C.M. - London, UK

"I ordered the A5 size 'Explorer II' notebook cover and am extremely pleased with it. First off, the package came to me surprisingly fast, second there was excellent communication with Fenner throughout the process. Third, the quality of the leather and craftsmanship is first class. A quiet elegance is the best way to describe it. Four Clairefontaine A5 side staple notebooks fit perfectly in this cover. The leather has a smooth supple feel but remains stiff enough so that I can write with it on my lap, even using a fountain pen, and its very comfortable. This is one heck of a notebook cover, keep up the great work Fenner!"

P.M. - California, USA

"I received the beautifully packaged parcel, which I initially did not wish to open as it was really neatly packaged. As I had anticipated, the materials and workmanship of the products is very high quality and totally worth every penny. All items are hand-stitched neatly. I just can't find any fault. They will definitely last a lifetime. It is nice to know that there are people out there who are passionate in the art of hand-making items."

Mai - Hounslow, UK

"I ordered two compact pen wraps, one as a gift and one for myself. The feel, design and craftsmanship of the pen wraps is absolutely beautiful, almost as beautiful as my beloved pens it holds! The leather is buttery, beautifully supple and both of a gorgeous color. Fenner’s customer service was first rate, as well. They shipped quickly and all transactions were simple and easy. I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to more Fenner Benedict pieces."

Claudette - Austin, Texas, USA

"For a long long time I had searched on the internet looking for the perfect leather Moleskine A5 daily diary cover without finding anything. Then I discovered Fenner. The covers are gorgeous, exactly what I liked, but I needed a larger cover for my daily agenda diary and I really needed a pen loop. I sent an email to Fenner, and he proposed a bespoke cover with a pen loop - at a truly reasonable price. In no more than ten days, he had been able to craft the most elegant and solid diary cover I had ever seen. It fits perfectly to my diary and the pen loop resolved all my problems of searching for a pen when I needed it. I love the stitching and the subtle leather tone. The leather itself is a high quality material; solid and soft to the touch. The contact with Fenner CRAFTS was always fast, clear and really kind. Now, when I see the cover on my Moleskine diary I can see the sensibility of a real craftsman - something that I thought did not exist any more. I highly and warmly recommend Fenner Benedict."

Brigitte - ITALY

"I am delighted with my new leather pen case which is beautiful and reflects the high quality crafstmanship. I would recommend Fenner to anyone looking for quality leather items."

Laurence - Southampton, UK

"The 'Explorer II' field notes cover is absolutely beautiful, I love the sturdiness of it, and the craftsmanship really is fantastic. It meets all my expectations, and the customer service is excellent. Replies to queries were quick, helpful and very polite in tone. Can't fault the service or product at all, brilliant stuff."

S.H. - Nottingham, UK

"The beautiful craftsmanship made by Fenner is of high class quality. Both the product and Fenner's first class customer service made my transaction with the company very pleasurable. I cannot wait to purchase yet another item from Fenner Benedict!"

T.B.W. - Kristiansand, NORWAY

"I am delighted with my Explorer notebook cover. It is sturdy and well made. First class service, as always."

A. Muir - Leicestershire, UK

"Thank you so much for the Moleskine leather cover I ordered. The quality of the product and craftsmanship really exceed my expectations. Highly recommended. Will definitely be placing another order! Thank you!"

Martyn Williams - West Bromwich, UK

"The cover is lovely and well made, and covers my Moleskine diary perfectly, good to see a UK handmade, quality product at a reasonable price - standby for further orders!"

C.T. - Brighton, UK

"I am absolutely delighted with my new pencil roll. The leather is beautifully soft, the workmanship is wonderful and the clasp is strong. My order arrived promptly and was carefully and tastefully packaged. As an educator at a primary school my previous run-of-the-mill pencil cases have never been up to the job, but the Handcrafted 'Artists 4-Pocket' Leather Pen Roll is perfect. It's unique and stylish and I love getting it out of my bag every morning!"

Maxine Randall - Hereford, Herefordshire, UK

"... The pen roll I purchased is a pure delight and something I can imagine lasting a lifetime. A beautiful product and a pleasurable shopping experience"

Nick - Surrey, UK

"Just a quick note to say I'm extremely happy with my recent purchase of a the Moleskine/ Field Notes cahier cover. Due to the nature of my job, I habitually carry a field notes pocket book and this protects the notebook perfectly - it's beautifully made, survives well in my back pocket and looks great!"

Peter Ralston - Warwickshire, UK

“The notebook cover I bought from you is delightful! It is beautifully soft and fits my Moleskine notebook perfectly. I would definitely recommend these covers for their craftsmanship.”

Jayne Elliott - Slough, UK

“Thanks for providing an excellent product, and service! The [Rugged] leather Moleskine cover exudes a feeling of quality as well as looking superb. It will shortly be taking a trip to Cambodia, and as I am now in the habit of writing down what we get up to, it will get plenty of use!”

Craig - Jersey, CHANNEL ISLANDS

“From the first sight of Fenner's products until completion of the order the whole experience was first class. The extremely high quality of the 'RUGGED' Moleskine Notebook Cover exceeded my highest expectation. It looked really great on the (brilliant) website but the real thing was something else! Holding the cover in my hands only a few days after ordering it was an absolute joy. The combination of the look of the cover and the feel of the top quality leather and above all the craftsmanship with which it has been made is unbeatable. Before I decided which cover I liked best I read all the comments and not one of those is exaggerated! Excellent and extremely quick personal advice about the type of leather to choose. In short, an excellent quality product made by a real craftsman with great customer service. I'm already trying to convince myself there must be something else I really 'need'...”

Roland ter Mijtelen - Conwy, UK

"As a repeat customer, I cannot get over the superb craftsmanship of the items I ordered from Fenner. The 'VIP' and the 'RUGGED' Moleskine leather notebook covers I recently ordered are testaments to the fine craftsmanship [...] The items were also promptly shipped to the Philippines and I am now using the items and I am sure to use them for a very long time! Kudos to Fenner!"

Joseph Patrick V Britanico - PHILIPPINES

“My Compact EDC Card Wallet arrived ahead of schedule and is exactly what I wanted. The quality of the leather and craftsmanship is just outstanding. The product exudes quality and I find myself getting it out of my pocket just so I can hold it and look at it. It is softening by the day and it perfectly holds my cards, driving license, door passes and paper money. When you consider cost per use and the fact that this will last a lifetime, the price is extremely reasonable. The communication with Fenner was A1. I just need to work out what other leather stuff I need in my life!”

Martin Luck - Kent, UK

“Both the rugged moleskin cover and the compact pen wrap exceeded my expectations. They have been my constant companions from the moment I received them. The moleskin cover could better be described as "ruggedly handsome" and the pen wrap is so soft and luxuriant I've become more concerned about my pens damaging the wrap than I am about the wrap protecting my pens, though in the week I've had the wrap, it shows absolutely no sign of wear. Once my pen collection grows a bit, I will undoubtedly be ordering one of those lovely Ruskin pen rolls. I eagerly anticipate the day.”

S.C.R. - Missouri, USA

"I ordered the A5-sized Explorer notebook cover and I am certainly more than satisfied with it. The leather is supple enough to get that luxurious feel, and at the same time, strong and rigid enough to protect the contents inside. The markings of the full-grain leather give it that one-of-a-kind look. Mr. Benedict took great effort in hand-sewing the pieces together [...]

The whole process of communicating with Mr. Benedict to finally getting this leather notebook into my hands was a delight. I asked him if we can add several pockets with the basic design of the Explorer notebook, and Mr. Benedict kindly agreed on my requests. In no time at all, I received the initial sketches, and I knew I must have this notebook!

Mr. Benedict gave many valuable suggestions that resulted in a final product that is better than what I initially envisioned it to be. All his recommendations were spot on - from the pen holder, to the placement of the slot for cards, and the stylish knot-keeper at the base. He even took into consideration the kind of pen that I wanted for the notebook, and moulded the pen holster precisely for that specific pen!

Suffice it to say, I'm extremely pleased with my bespoke Explorer notebook! I find it incredibly useful. I can carry all my notes in one format, in one notebook. It has all the slots I need for other tasks I might need to accomplish - secure pockets for small documents, sleeves for items I need to access quickly, and four elastic cords for all my current notebooks.

It is an indispensable tool at work, and it helps keep me entertained during long waiting hours. I can tuck in a thin novel in the sleeve at the back, or I can doodle with my fountain pens, while the leather cover provides good support for my notes on my lap.

I'm truly grateful for the extra effort Mr. Benedict poured into my leather notebook!"

Ron S. - PHILIPPINES

“The bespoke Ruskin leather pen roll is a quality product. The craftsmanship and build quality are excellent and the materials are of the best quality. The entire look and feel of the case is of the highest standard.”

T. Martin - London, UK

“I just received the sheath for Mora Bushcraft knife... Unfortunately my skills in English language don't allow me to find those superb words which could describe my satisfaction and do the full justice to your craftsmanship: absolutely top quality! Thank you very much - I couldn't be more happier with the sheath. I am looking forward to ordering something similar in the future.”

Kimmo Toivola - FINLAND

"The 'compact' pen wrap I ordered from Fenner Benedict exceeded my expectations. The leather used is so soft and smooth to the touch. Also, the owner is very friendly in his communications that makes it easy for me to ask questions regarding the product and order specifications."

Joseph Patrick V Britanico - PHILIPPINES

“... Fantastic and helpful communication during initial contact and ordering, and a beautiful leather pen roll arrived beautifully wrapped. Bought as a gift and really appreciated by recipient. Thanks!”

Brian - Kildare, IRELAND

“The handcrafted pen wrap roll case is crafted superbly, using high quality material. The service provided by Fenner also matched that quality.”

Richard - Suffolk UK

“Unable to locate a binder of the right size / functionality to meet my needs, I stumbled across Fenner Benedict on the internet and requested a unique item. Fenner took my thoughts, turned them into a great design and then a truly perfect leather binder. Everything from service to design to craftsmanship is bespoke and excellent.”

Liz Colson - Bury, UK

“This is my first order with you for a Moleskine cover and I must say I'm extremely pleased with your work. I cannot wait for the leather to earn it's own patina of history. Keep up the great work.”

Dan - USA

“Fenner gets top marks for product, service, and delivery. The product, a notebook cover, is well designed and constructed to withstand all the considerable abuse I could ever put my notebooks to. Excellent value. Service was superb. Firstly, I made an error in my initial payment. Fenner quickly responded, giving me a choice of corrective actions. Problem corrected promptly, courteously and professionally. Delivery was extraordinary. From the U.K. to Victoria on Vancouver Island, eight time zones, in four days! I can't say enough about my shopping experience other than I will be ordering a second notebook cover from Fenner.”

Bob T. - CANADA

“I am very satisfied with the Explorer II Notebook Cover. I sent emails requesting some modifications to the standard product and Fenner promptly and kindly replied. The product shows excellent craftsmanship and leather quality and most of all, it is exactly what I wanted.”

S.M. - Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

“Really happy with this top-notch pen case which is the envy of my colleagues. I have already bought another as a present and am now hankering after a notebook cover.”

Colin - Dorset, UK

“A beautifully crafted product – I will certainly be buying additional leather goods from Fenner Benedict in the future.”

Ian Broughton - Surrey, UK


“I am really pleased with my A4 leather Moleskine cover - sturdy, thoroughly well made and great to feel in your hands. Highly recommended.”

Jim O'Brien - Devon, UK

“... Fenner was fantastic, I received a very swift response to my request ... The pen wrap itself was beautifully crafted and well made and my Dad was very pleased with it. I will be a returning customer.”

Kirsty - Fife, SCOTLAND

“The Moleskine leather cover is an excellent product down to its smallest detail. It combines great craftsmanship with product quality. The Item’s description was accurate, and the customer service was very professional.”

Danis Papadaniil - Athens, GREECE

“I received my leather Moleskine cover yesterday, and am delighted with it. In terms of design, materials and craftsmanship it could not be bettered. I have been looking for a cover like this for some considerable time, and this is the only one which has met all my requirements. The design is thoughtful and intelligent, allowing full use of the built-in features of the Moleskine notebook - elastic fastening, inside pocket, etc. It is made from a beautiful, robust piece of leather that will obviously withstand a good deal of heavy use and will gain character with time. And the workmanship is everything that one could hope for - a piece of craftsmanship that really will last a lifetime. I am already contemplating the ordering of a second (larger) cover.”

Andrew Hall - Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK

“The ['Rugged'] Moleskine leather cover is a fine example of excellent craftsmanship and a top quality product. The customer service provided by Fenner is first class too.”

Richard Goold - Carshalton, Surrey, UK

“I’m delighted with my personalised leather pen case. Fenner took the time to fully understand my requirements to hold two specific (and non-standard shaped) pens, and suggest suitable designs. He explained and sketched options for me, and together we picked a great combination of nubuck, stitching and fastener. The end result is something functional but also stylish and unique for me, at a very fair price. It’s great to see that authentic leatherwork still exists, and Fenner seems to enjoy his work.”

J.D. - London, UK

"The Moleskine leather cover is a beautiful piece of work"

R.B. - New Jersey, USA

"My wife bought me a black leather cover for my Moleskine. The book is a treasure that I carry with me at all times and the cover made by Fenner compliments it perfectly. I couldn't think of a better accessory. Well made, perfectly fit for purpose, the cover is always remarked on my friends when they see it and I have no hesitation in recommending Fenner's products to anyone."

P.H. - Staffordshire, UK

"... I received the pencil case which I ordered in April. I love this wonderful piece of work. The skin is very soft and of high quality. I am an English teacher in Russia and it is really nice to have the thing which was made in England."

I.G. - RUSSIA

"My second hand crafted item from Fenner ... Fenner and I discussed various designs and came up with a final product (a cover for a Moleskine notebook) which I was very happy with."

S.L. - Angus, UK

"Fenner designed a bespoke pendant for me, it is stunning and beautifully made. Great care was taken over the whole procedure to ensure that it would be to my taste."

J.C., Derbyshire, UK

"I wanted something classy to protect my fountain pens and other precious writing implements and chanced upon Fenner’s pen rolls while browsing the Internet. Purchasing was straightforward and the roll in antique tan Italian leather arrived much faster than I anticipated. It is a beautiful item, soft and luxurious and has pride of place in my bag! A lovely product, competitively priced and great service. Thank you!"

C.E. - Devon, UK

"Excellent personalised service, very helpful and friendly, beautiful quality. My boyfriend was over the moon with his present!"

J.D. - Edinburgh, UK

"I am delighted with the Leather Pen Wrap. Excellent Leather quality, great design, prefect sewing and details."

Y.B. - TURKEY

"Very pleased with the Moleskine notebook cover, fantastic quality and would highly recommend the product and the craftsman."

J.C. - Derbyshire, UK

"Very fine book jackets. The design is clean and elegant. I like their adaptability to various book thicknesses. The leather feels great, so supple."

S.N. - USA

"The quality of the products and of Fenner's service are excellent. I ordered two custom 'explorer' leather notebooks for daily business use which have exceeded all my expectations. I use them every day! Thank you!"

M.D. - GERMANY

"Been on the lookout for a durable 'personalised' leather wrap to house my pens snugly, securely and safely when traveling. Fenner worked with me to develop a specification and turned it into a reality shortly after. I am really delighted with the craftsmanship, service and result."

S.M. - West Sussex, UK

"Thank you, for another fantastic bespoke product. This is my second order from Fenner and he is consistent in making quality leather products with an eye for design and understanding customer requirements."

P.F. - Dunbartonshire, UK

"I cannot describe how pleased I am with Fenner Benedict. I have searched for so long for someone to replace the handles on a very special bespoke handbag. They are stunning and the colour match is spot on, I now use the bag all the time. The service I received and prompt replies to emails was second to none. Thank you very much again."

J.W. - Cheshire, UK

"Thank you for the excellent service and communication, understanding my idea and producing a product that is 100% to specification - It is great to find someone like yourself that has the enthusiasm and skills to make great bespoke leather products."

P.F. - Dunbartonshire, UK

"The leather notebook cover I purchased from Fenner is exquisitely crafted and made from top-quality leather. Delivery was reliable and extremely fast. Would serve as a lovely gift or if you just want to treat yourself to something unusual and beautiful, but also functional."

S.T. - AUSTRIA

"I am very pleased with the Moleskine cover. It is clearly handmade ... so much nicer than factory made things. Customer service was impeccable."

P.S. - NETHERLANDS

"Such amazing craftsmanship and quality ... The pen-roll exceeded expectations and is easy on the eye as well as protecting a range of pens that I use."

P.H. - Dunblane, UK

"I have been searching for an artists roll for 15 years, and after many inferior products and items which were unsatisfactory for my needs I have finally found the perfect one from Fenner Benedict! Beautiful, cool, well made and quality. Exactly what I needed."

D.M. - Bridgend, UK

"This is my second order from Fenner. Excellent product. Thank you."

J.D. - Derby, UK

"Quality product, Excellent service, highly recommended"

A.M. - Leicester, UK

"Fenner was great to deal with, and really fast delivery. The pen roll has made a fantastic present."

M.K. - Gloucestershire, UK

"The notebook fits the cover very well. I love it very much"

N.F. - Oxfordshire, UK

"My pen roll arrived sooner than communicated and it was just what I was after. I was unable to find a similar product elsewhere for such a good price for the same quality. People who have seen it have commentated on how the product would make an original gift for someone."

H.T. - South Yorkshire, UK

"Excellent service. Very prompt delivery. I will definitely use again."

J.D. - Derby, UK

“Fenner is the best leather designer I know; he can craft from leather whatever you imagine!”

W.M.T. - MEXICO

“I was very happy with the end result and his customer service was first-rate.”

S.L. - Angus, UK

“I recently ordered a leather cover for my pocket sized Moleskine diary. The cover is beautifully crafted & elegant, postage & packing was excellent. I am very happy with my purchase - Thank you.”

S.M. - Surrey, UK