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Frequently Asked Questions

When will my order ship?

How long does it take to make a made to order Falcon Traveler?

How long does it take after shipping to get to me?

Will I get a tracking number?

How to add a Coupon code when checking out with paypal?

How to order your made to order Falcon Traveler or Falcon Hobo.

Available styles.

Customization options available.

What are all the sizes and how do they compare to each other

What colors can I choose from?

 

When will my order ship?

Depending on the order you placed, there will be different shipping times.

  • Ready to ship items will ship the next business day.
  • Inserts take 3-5 workdays before shipping.
  • Made to order Hand-dyed Falcon Travelers without pockets, or any extra's, take 2-3 weeks before shipping.
  • Made to order Hand-dyed Falcon Travelers with pockets and added  customizations, take 4-5 weeks before shipping.
  • Made to order Hand-dyed Falcon Travelers with custom Artwork will go on a wait list and will be handled in order of position on the list.
  • Wallets and pencil cases take 1-2 weeks before shipping
The item with the longest shipping time will determine when your order will be shipped.

Please keep in mind that these are estimated times based on normal production volumes. We are a small shop, with all handmade products, mostly made to order leather notebooks. When the order amount is more than we can handle in a regular fashion, the time to make the items (before shipping) will increase.

Days are based on workdays and exclude weekends or Dutch National Holidays.

To avoid longer waiting times we will keep a limited stock Falcon Travelers and Falcon Hobo's.

When the made to order notebooks are marked "SOLD OUT" the price may not be visible. This is an overview of all current sizes and configurations, as of August 2016.

**The price in the above table may vary from the listing price, in that case the listing price is leading!**

Since this MOO is new to us (August 2016) and we are looking for the right way to do this, there may be some tweaking involved.  Please bear with us while we work out the best way to get your Traveler to you in time. Thank you for understanding.

How long does it take to make a made to order Falcon Traveler?

It takes about 5 hours to make a Falcon Traveler from start to finish. Depending on size and add-on's requested.

All our Falcon Traveler's and Hobo's are handmade from scratch. The leather reaches us as large sheets of un-dyed vegetable tanned leather and is cut, by hand, to the correct size. 

We have too many different styles, sizes and colors to keep a stock of pre-cut and pre-dyed covers and pockets. Therefore each order is cut and processed when it is placed.

The cut pieces of leather need some extra steps to become a leather cover. Like rounding the corners, adding the logo, adding a stitching seam and punching the holes for stitching. After this they will get dyed by hand into the requested color.

The next step will depend on the requested order, weather there need to follow additional treatments for the notebook. Some have paintings, some have "galaxy's" or other extra painting steps. Some have a stamping add on etc.

After this we condition the leather. We brush the rough side to a suede and spray it with a suede conditioner. The outside of the cover is either treated with leather oil (either mink oil or neatsfoot oil, or Carnauba creme. Which one we use depends on the color of the cover and on which treatment it had before conditioning. Turquoise, Rose and painted covers, will get a Carnauba treatment, Coffe Latte has a Wax conditioning (part of the dyeing process for this colorway) and all other covers get an oil conditioning.

So now we have loose pieces of leather and those need to be sewn together. First we glue them together, since you cannot pin leather pieces together. After this the holes have to get punched through the cover pockets and then we can start sewing the covers. This is done by hand on a stitching pony in the traditional leather sewing way. With one (very) long thread and 2 needles.

Once the covers are sewn, the edges need to get finished, sanded and buffed. Which brings the notebook to a nearly finished state. We now just need to add the holes for elastics, add the elastics, make the insert after which the Falcon traveler is ready to get packed up and start its travels around the world.

How long does it take after shipping to get to me? 

Depending on where in the world the parcel has to go to it can take a while to get there. Wind and weather permitting it will get there in the below estimated times:

  • For the Netherlands this usually 1-2 workdays with regular mail.
  • For European countries this is usually from 1-2 weeks with regular mail.
  • For the USA and the rest of the world this is usually from 2-3 weeks with regular mail.

Depending on mail and customs in your country it can take longer to get there. There is no guarantee your parcel will get there in the estimated times listed above. 

Will I get a tracking number?

After your order or partial order has been marked fulfilled you will receive an email notification.

If you chose the Free shipping option for orders over €100, your items will be send via Regular mail. Regular mail does NOT have tracking information. 

If you chose Registered mail or Insured mail as shipping option upon check-out you will receive a Tracking number for your parcel. You will receive a separate notification email for this.

How to add a Coupon code when checking out with paypal?

How to order your made to order Falcon Traveler or Falcon Hobo.

To start the ordering process you need to know what style Traveler you would like to order.

You can choose from 4 different styles. Basic (with or without stitching), Professional, Business or Executive. 

Below you can see the configurations of these 4 different styles and the elastic threading configuration for them.

The Falcon Hobo's are slightly taller and wider than their Traveler counterparts, to allow for the hardcover notebooks to be inserted into the pockets.

You can find the Falcon Travelers here and the Falcon Hobo's here.

After you selected you base notebook, you can than proceed to the customization page to select any of the available add-on's for your Falcon Notebook Cover.

Available styles.

The Lady Falcon Traveler's Notebooks come in several different sizes. The size are named after common paper or notebook/insert sizes.

  • A7
  • Passport (PP)
  • Fieldnotes (FN)
  • A6
  • Personal size (PS)
  • B6 slim (B6 JIS slim size)
  • B6 ISO
  • Regular size (RS)
  • Large Moleskine Cahier size (LMC)
  • A5
  • B5
  • Extra Large Moleskine Cahier (XLMC)
  • US Letter Size (USL)
  • A4
Choose your color, size and which type of threading you would like.  
Add the name you would like for the little leather bookmark tag, that comes with each made to order Falcon Traveler
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You can continue to customize your Falcon Traveler by choosing one or more of the Customization options available.
  • Make your Traveler XL
  • Add Distressing with paint and light sanding or any of the other custom paint options, like the Nikki Retro, the River Song or perhaps a Galaxy alteration for your cover
  • Add Stamping 
  • Make yours a painted Traveler by adding custom artwork, ask for a quote from the link on the product page. 
  • Add a stencilled design (available soon)
  • Add Tooling (available soon)
  • Add pen-loops to your Traveler and choose from the availale styles. Please note that Sewn pen-loops are often only chosen with pockets or a decorative stitching border and Rivited pen-loops are not possible with pockets.

As you can see you can really make your Falcon Traveler, completely you. Whether that is a basic Falcon Traveler in English Bridle or an Executive Falcon Traveler with a range of customizations.

You can make it even more your Notebook and add some Falcon Files inserts for your Falcon Traveler, either in regular fountain pen friendly paper or in lightweight Clairefontaine or Tomoe River paper (available soon). 

  • Diaries
  • Bullet journal inserts
  • Notes inserts

We also have perfectly sized leather wallet and card inserts for your Falcon Traveler and especially designed leather pencil case and other accessories for your Traveler.

What are all the sizes and how do they compare to each other

Common paper and notebook sizes

  • A and B Sizes are ISO sizes, unless otherwise indicated!
  • B6 Slim is a slim version of B6 JIS (Japanese B size)

 Lady Falcon Traveler's Notebook sizes and insert sizes

Lady Falcon Hobo Covers:

A5: Open 230 mm/9.1 inch by 335 mm/13.2 inch

Weeks: Open 200 mm/7.9 inch by 225 mm/8.9 inch

A6: Open 165 mm/6.5 inch by 240mm/9.4 inch

What colors can I choose from?

Blues

Browns

Dark Browns

Greens

Pinks and Purples

Reds

Tans

NEW Delicious Browns

 

Note: Please keep in mind that colors may be different from the images representing the colors here. Every computer screen is different and every piece of leather is different. Also photography and lighting may influence colors. 

We have more colors and color combinations are also possible. Please contact us if you would like a color or color combination that isn't listed.

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