Coast Guard charge books should display the same professionalism and attention to the task at hand as do the men and women who carry them.
I am not currently making Coast Guard charge books. Certainly you can find many just by Google-ing “leather coast guard charge book”. My personal opinion, I rather prefer the neat, clean, well constructed wooden ones to poorly done low grade leather.
Still, I’ll leave this one picture, which I consider a base line, standing order, worst case scenario, minimum acceptable.
Accepting less than this would be the civilian equivalent of, for example, an almost regulation hair cut, or shoes that used to shine, a crooked crease, dull brass, …