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Backed by a 120 year warranty, we craft products without glue or stitching so that nothing can fail. Invest in a quality heirloom that will last a lifetime and beyond.

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I LOVE my binder... the feel, the smell, the look are all exquisite. I've ordered the journal and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Chelsea Bridges
May 1, 2021

I recently purchased an imperfect Murdy No. 1 Binder. The only complaint I can have about the product is that my imperfect binder was almost too perfect. You have to really be looking to notice anything wrong. The overall feel and look of this binder is second to none. Feels great to hold and is a wonderful addition to my collection.

Vincent Karpinski
April 5, 2021

I saw an ad on Instagram from Murdy Creative Co. for custom screenplay covers, and became intrigued. Once I had the money, I wanted them to make a custom cover for a screenplay I wrote. It came out beautifully & the detail for the logo I created was accurate and well done. The material is so soft, and seems like it will last a long time. It was truly a great experience, the whole team was helpful, replied quickly, and answered all questions I had. Strongly recommend.

Sabrina Simon
February 18, 2021

I ordered several custom Murdy No 1 binders, one for each custom radio controlled quarter scale model car. The binders are beautifully made and of quality through and through. The customer service I experienced while placing my order - the time and care to make sure everything exactly as I desired, pairs perfectly with these binders and my cars. Simply beautiful. Thank you.

Edward Nunn
February 4, 2021

Outstanding quality with beautiful craftsmanship. But what was truly amazing was the customer service and the unbelievably fast turnaround. Definitely recommend. 2 big thumbs up.

Jeff Mosley
January 11, 2021


Our lead time fluctuates but the current crafting lead time will be listed at the top of our website. Please feel free to contact us for the most up-to-date lead time as well as an estimated ship date. If you have a deadline you need your order by, please mention it on the "Add A Note" section on the cart page or reach out to us about it. Orders with 2Day or Overnight shipping will be prioritized.

Yes! All of our products are designed to be refilled! The Murdy No.1 holds regular letter paper punched with a standard three hole punch. The Murdy No. 2 holds hardcover journals (such as a Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917). The Murdy No. 3 holds a regular legal pad secure with three steel posts through the back cardboard cover, or via the optional slide in pocket. Our YouTube channel has video tutorials on how to refill the Murdy No.1 as well as replacing the insert for the Murdy No. 2.

Yes you can! Send us an email at Sales@MurdyCreative.Co with information on what you would like engraved and files of the images attached. We will provide you with a free mock-up and custom order link. We can also engrave custom text and fonts. We cannot engrave copyright protected images such as military seals, for example, without written permission to use the image for this purpose. Colorful images, gradients, and photographs do not work as well with our laser engraving software.

If for some reason you would like to return your product, first you must reach out to our customer service team at Sales@MurdyCreative.Co to begin the process. Any order returned without prior approval will NOT be eligible for refund. Please send it to:

Attn: Returns
Murdy Creative Co.
304 Ellison St
Horicon, WI 53032

Please include your order number on the outside of the package as well as the email chain with approval of return in the package! Once we received your returned item, we will review it and be in contact with you about a refund.

We do offer bulk discounts for large one time purchases based off the quantity ordered. To take advantage of these, simply add your desired quantity to the cart and the discount will automatically apply for that amount. For a breakdown of the quantity discount percentages please send an email inquiry to Sales@MurdyCreative.Co with your desired quantity information

At this time we are working on a pilot program for retail/resellers/wholesalers as well. Please send your request for more information to Sales@MurdyCreative.Co and we can cover more details.

Any of the Murdy Creative Co. Brand Leather Products are covered by our 120 Year Warranty. You can read more about the details of our warranty policy here.

Unfortunately with the way our shop is set up, we are currently unable to make custom cut products or alter existing ones. If you have an idea for something you think we should offer, please send us an email at Sales@MurdyCreative.Co with your suggestion. Feedback from people like you has shaped our products and we appreciate your ideas.

We do offer gift cards! Check out our gift card product here!

How do I maintain the leather?

Our leather is designed to last for decades. From time to time our classic colors (Espresso, Chestnut, and Slate) may require some additional care. We recommend using saddle soap such as Fiebing's White Saddle Soap to buff out scratches and scuffs. Our premium leathers (Bordeaux and Onyx) are infused with a natural wax layer through both sides of the hide, rendering them both waterproof and virtually maintenance free. Over time the leather will gain a patina from elements such as sunlight, oils from hands, humidity, temperature, or ambient aerosolized particles. It is impossible to know how these variables will change the look of the leather, however it is almost always for the better.

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