This is my favorite Malden – it is very stiff and coarsely grained. So it is easy to use when writing on your knees or holding in your hand. The softer ones are too floppy for me as I seldom write on a hard surface.
The pocket configuration of this model is really nice for use as a wallet – the zipped pocket can be used for coins there are nice credit card slots and a place behind them for notes.
The rings on this one are tight as drums.