Another option is to go with a laser engraved Charge Book, or an engraved Charge Book with a tooled border as shown below. These have to be done in three sections (to be able to fit the leather in the laser), but it is still possible to have a flap and strap closure arrangement. It is also restricted to a single color. This shows the three pieces sewn together.

This option is handy since it can be completed more quickly.


To be able to give you a price quote, I need the following information:

1) How much material do you want the book to hold? (4″ is frequently chosen)

2) What lining do you want, pigskin or deer-tanned cowhide? (pigskin is slightly less expensive, but the deer-tanned cowhide is softer and gives a lusher feel)

3)  Style:

     a) Side or Top Fold?
     b) Closure Flap with Straps? Strap(s) only? Belt with Sam Brown Button?  
     c) How many Straps/Belts? No closure mechanism.

4) Do you want the edges sewn or laced?

5) Full Color Treatment or a single color?  What color(s)?

6) Add Coast Guard Conchos or Rosettes? which and how many?

7) What design/tooling do you want on your Charge Book?

8) Anything else you think I should know.


Some of our Coast Guard Chief’s Charge Book Past Projects: