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Twain journal

This is a QUALITY leather cover. Workmanship is outstanding and the customer service is the best ever! Just as advertised and more!!!

Good quality. Design comes up short.

Nice leather quality. Like how soft and supple it is. Not the biggest fan of the double button closure. Would prefer a single button or some sort of clasp closure instead. Also because of how close the outer pen/pencil holding slot is to the upper button, you cannot both use the pen slot and use the upper button closure, which kind of defeats the purpose of having two pen slots. Would definitely recommend getting the zipper closure option or else the frost journal with its single pen sot.

Love it! Beautifully made, best gift for lefty husband!!

Simplistic beauty

I have several portfolios from Allegory with zippers or snap buttons, so I wanted to change for a simpler designed portfolio. I am very happy with the product. It is easy to use, well made and very durable. I really like Allegory's product because it is very well thought in its design, and beautiful without being pretentious. Those looking for perfection in details should probably look elsewhere, but personally I appreciate the roughness and uniqueness of each item. A brand, inspiring concepts and product to definitely explore.

Great, ageless portfolio

Only had it for couple of weeks but I love it. The leather is warm to the touch and robust. I know this thing will age beautifully and look even better in a few years. Yes, it wasn’t cheap but I expect this to be the last portfolio I ever buy.

Get it for your grads as this thing will last them a lifetime.

Awesome writing implement

This was purchased after watching an episode of "Handcrafted America" in which your company was spotlighted. My wife and I both thought, "what a great company, we need to get one of the pens". Christmas was fast approaching and I had no ideas on what to get her at that point (I'm a guy, I procrastinate). So I quickly got on your website and purused your inventory. What I thought would be an easy decision turned out to take a little longer than I had anticipated. Ball point or foutain pen? Pen and pencil set? Style? The options were many. My wife grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin where Parker pens were produced so not just any pen would suffice. I'm also very fussy about my writing tools. I decided on the 1941 twist model due to the wood's historic past along with a customized cherry wood pen case. I anxiously awaited the delivery and was beyond impressed with both items when they arrived. The mechanism and writing action are superior to any pen I have ever used and the wood box is a perfect compliment to the pen. Thank you for the quick shipment and for providing quality pens and writing implements. The art of putting pen to paper is quickly going the way of the horse and buggy so thank you for keeping the tools of this art alive.

Gene Boersma

This is the third one I've purchased (two as gifts)

My first wallet purchase was for my husband for a wedding anniversary 7 years ago. It was the wallet with the vinyl pocket on one side and the card pocket on the other. He still carries and uses it daily. I decided that I needed one for myself about 5 years ago. And then this Christmas my sister in law was looking for a small wallet that would carry cards and cash. I was able to order one with two card pockets and I'm anticipating that it will be exactly what she was looking for.

The leather is good quality and the vinyl has held up better than any other wallet I've had, so that's a big plus. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a minimalist wallet to carry the essentials.

Awesome Portfolio

Great addition for the professional tool kit, after countless searches on the internet, the Rockefeller Portfolio is exactly what I was looking for, Allegory’s craftsmanship & customer service is beyond reproach.

This is now my new go to portfolio, and I will recommend Allegory to my fam & friends

Very nice pen with a bit of history

It's a really nice pen. The bolt action works well. It's a little on the heavy side but I like it. And the history of the wood is really cool and catches everyone's attention.

Ford Medium Padfolio

The quality of design and material is excellent! Very minimal in layout, which is what I was looking for. However, the inclusion of two pen holder is much appreciated. The communication was good and service fast. My only suggestion would be for better guidance with engravings. My logo is 'positive/negative' text leading into a rectangle. The 'negative' text inside the rectangle, due to the laser, ended up slightly smaller than the text outside the rectangle. I could have made some adjustments to the logo to accommodate for the difference. However, this issue is specific to our Logo Design, the engraving still looks great.

Great Product

Perfect size, strength, weight. Leather looks good. Selling points were (1) made in America and (2) the lifetime warranty. Will look here first when I need a zippered pad folio.


My Grandfather was a Plankowner of this ship, meaning he was part of the commissioning crew. His battle station was inside the hatch of port side gun of the rear turret, where he loaded 50 lb sacks of gunpowder and 2200 lb shells.

To have an amazing pen from the original teak decks where he walked, fought, saw the world at war, and survived... it's hard to put it to words. Thank you.

PS. "The Showboat" was torpedoed Spt 15th, 1942, not seriously damaged it headed back to Pearl Harbor for repairs, at which point he left the ship for a new duty out of San Francisco.... where four months later he met a special woman, that ended up my grandmother. A story to write about indeed.

5+ Stars

I bought this wallet years ago. So long ago I can't remember, close to a decade now I suppose..

It's held up amazingly, super thin, fits about 6 credits cards, cash, and my business cards. No rips and the lining is in great shape. So slim I forget I have it sometimes.

Can't imagine buying these other gimmicky "minimalist" wallets that are metal, mechanical stuff, hard, etc.

Highly recommend.

The Kit Fold/Custom bifold wallet

The wallet has the clear view for ID, an RFID pocket for credit cards, and stretch pocket. Everything fits and it is easy to access my items. The wallet is well made and looks great.

Great Gift

It was a great gift for my partner, she loved it!

Great versatile, compact wallet!

This is a great, durable compact wallet that hold all of my essential cards (I have the RFID shield pocket), and the clear pocket on the exterior of the wallet for easy to my ID. I plan on buying one of the Padfolios and passport holders next.

Exactly what I was looking for!

This is my third product from Allegory, and they've knocked it out of the park again! I have another A5 journal keeper from them, one I'll be using for more outdoorsy adventure. The Dickinson is perfect for daily journaling, or travelling to visit friends and family and keeping your journal safe and handy! Craftsmanship is unparalleled, keep it up Allegory!

Quality Pen With History

Attention to detail. Metal and wood fitted perfectly. On top of that the history behind the wood makes this a well rounded package.

Very happy

Amazing pen. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

The Model F | Fountain Pen
Andree Robinson-Neal
Wonderful pen, wonderful workmanship

I am a relative newcomer to fountain pens, having developed a love for them over the past five years or so. I am often on the lookout for unique and well-made pens that are versatile enough for refills as well as bottled ink. I saw the Model F and wanted one after reading more about the reclaimed woods used in the making of these fine instruments. After receiving my Model F made from sinker cypress, I couldn't be happier. It has a primary place on my desk and I use it every day. I am thrilled with it and look forward to years of use.

My unique pen

Very interesting, easy to carry around, with a great story. Great pen all round and looks like it’s well made

Simple perfection

Classy, unpretentious luxury at a reasonable price.

The Model R | Rollerball Pen
richard rubenstein
Ask around great!

Great pen and outstanding customer service.

A gift for a client who nearly cried

I purchased this for a client of mine, and had it customized as well with his name and a message about him. He was shocked by the surprise, the quality and the story behind the journal and its materials. A super win! Thanks for making ME look awesome, Allegory!

Model M mini retractable pen

Excellent little pen, speedy shipping, very good pen for the money.

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