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Horween A5 Leather Journal - Black - olpr.

Horween A5 Leather Journal - Black

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Custom A5 Black Horween Leather Journal

This perfect size black leather writing journal is made with the main purpose of keeping your thoughts and memories organized.

The journal included is the legendary Leuchtturm1917 notebook in Medium size (A5) with numbered pages and a ruled layout which can be securely closed with an elastic band. It is available in two versions: softcover and hardcover, you can choose yours. It is refillable, so you can keep using the cover for years - just replace the insert when it is finished.

 

Horween Chromexcel Leather

Leather for this item is sourced from Horween Tannery (Chicago, USA). Horween leathers are still made the same way as generations ago, using original techniques for a classic look and a high quality.

Chromexcel leather is bovine leather with an oily finish. While leather is being processed, natural oils and greases are hand rubbed to make it softer and add a smart luster. Full grain is the highest quality leather - it preserves natural imperfections and markings of the hide, it is very pleasant to hold in your hands, it doesn't require special care, and only gets better with time.

Please Note

Due to the handmade nature, this leather is subject to changes in color, sometimes it can be lighter / darker than in the picture as each hide reacts to the dyeing process differently. This leather comes from the upper part of the cowhide, where the hide is the strongest, with all natural markings and imperfections preserved. This leather is of high quality, as it ages it develops a patina turning your particular piece to a one of a kind item with unique pattern and vintage look.

Main Features

  • Horween Chromexcel leather
  • Color: Black
  • Durable stitching
  • One paper insert included
  • Soft and hardcover Leuchtturm1917 A5 journal versions available
  • Can be securely closed with elastic band
  • Refillable cover
  • Handmade in the USA

Personalization

Add your custom personalization to this item for an extra personal touch.

We offer two types of personalization:

1. Debossing - the letters are imprinted on leather with the help of special mold. The debossing is free of charge for up to 3 letters. Our standard font is Arial UPPERCASE- 7mm high; lower case 5mm high. This is included in the cost of the product, please add the initials you would like at checkout. For journals, the default location for debossing is at the bottom right corner on the front of the cover.

2. Engraving - the letters or image are carved onto the leather with the help of a laser machine. For an additional $10, If you need your logo engraved on the cover, please, attach the file in vector format at the checkout (.AI, .SVG, .PDF, .EPS) . We can also convert a file into vector format for an additional $15.

  • Logo Engraving: Default position for logo engraving is the center of the journal.
  • Name Engraving: up to 12 characters. Default position for name engraving is the bottom right of the cover.

To order quote or custom message engraving, please, contact us for a custom order.

Personalized items cannot be returned.

About the Leather

What is full grain leather

Basically, leather is trillions of interwoven fibers. The closer you get to the surface, the smaller and denser become those fibers. Hence, the top layer is the strongest and the most durable cut one can buy. The term “Full Grain” is used to define that top, uppermost layer of the cow hide which was not sanded or polished.

What is vegetable tanned

When we speak about leather, obviously it needs to be preserved before it can be used for crafting and making goods. Vegetable tanning is actually the way leather hide is preserved. This method is one of the many possible, but its distinctive feature is in all-natural technique. Hides are soaked in certain tubs filled with natural solutions, like tree bark.

These extracts are dense, and when they bind to the hide, they fill in the gaps in the fibers. By filling these gaps the leather becomes even more durable and tight. After that, it is finished with a combination of transparent waxes and oils, which gives the leather a very soft feel. Every piece made of vegetable tanned leather has unique shades and nuances, which are a mark of genuineness. Now you know more about full grain leather production and tanning.

What is pull-up effect

We touched on natural extracts and wax & oil finish so you can understand what “pull-up” is. Color migrates and becomes lighter in full grain leather when it is stretched or pulled. Hence the term pull-up. It is a characteristic of natural tanning processes and happens because oils and waxes are displaced on the surface by a movement of the material.

Leather wrinkles

Other characteristics to take note of are wrinkles. As full grain leather is not sanded during production it preserves its natural look. Normally, the cow has wrinkles where the skin was bent, like on the neck, near legs etc. These wrinkles are not removed on purpose. They show that leather is correctly processed full grain top hide.

Leather scars

Same as wrinkles, scars on leather hide are also preserved. During its life the animal may get scratches, insects bites or small wounds. As a result of natural healing there remains a scar. After the hide is separated from the flash, these marks are left untouched as required by the technology.

Details Product

Material

Horween Leather

Color

Black

Product

Horween A5 Leather Journal - Black

Size

A5 (5.71x8.27 in / 14.5x21 cm)

Layout

Lined or Dotted

Compatible with

Leuchtturm1917

Number of Pages

Softcover - 121 pages

Hardcover - 249 pages

Personalization

Available

Accessories

No

Closure type

Elastic band

Country of Production

USA

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Horween A5 Leather Journal - Black