Here are the three A5 Maldens living with me at the moment. Two of them I bought for readers and one of them is mine from about three years ago but has never been used.
The rings on all three are perfect and they have the full set of inserts. My one is the tough rough stiffer leather which closes symmetrically. There is also one with soft creased leather (it really looks like an elephant) and one with the ‘Malden gap’ where the two covers do not meet until you train them to do so. This is because the binder itself is so floppy.
One of them will be traveling to the US, one will be going to the north of Sweden and my one will be staying with me.
They really are lovely, aren’t they? Which one is your favourite?