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Horween A5 Leather Journal - Chestnut

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Handmade A5 Chestnut / Brown Leather Journal


  • 100% natural cowhide from Horween Tannery
  • Leuchtturm1917 notebook included
  • Journal measures: 5.71x8.27 in
  • Available for soft and hard cover journal








This cover was designed for everyday use - it is simple, elegant and stylish. For crafting we use best quality natural leather in deep and rich Chestnut color together with durable stitching, no doubt this journal will serve you well for decades. Cover can be later refilled with the same journal, when the previous refill is finished.


Natural Nice Leather

We take pride in quality of leather used for crafting. Horween`s leathers are produced in America using old world classic techniques carefully updated with modern applications. Distinctive feature of the full grain leather is in its natural markings that are not sanded in process of tanning. On the surface of the journal one can see scars, stretches, insect bites which give special character to the leather and make every item unique. Although very durable, this leather is also soft and has nice tactility. The patina which develops with use of the cover will add even more character to your particular item, making it look more refined with time.

Personalization Details

Journal cover can be ordered with personalization. We offer 3 letters for embossing free of charge. Embossing is placed in bottom right corner on the front of the journal cover in Arial font 5mm high.

If you want to add logo, please, provide it in a vector format.

Personalized items cannot be returned or replaced.

More 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.

What is pull-up effect

So, by now you know a bit more about full grain leather production and its tanning. We touched upon natural extracts and wax&oil finish so you can understand what is so called “pull-up”.

When full grain leather is stretched or pulled, the color migrates and becomes lighter in the pulled areas. Hence the term pull-up.

Basically, it happens because oils and waxes are displaced on the surface by a movement of the material. It is a characteristic of natural tanning processes.

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.

Type Leather Journal


Horween Dublin Leather




Horween A5 Leather Journal - Chestnut


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


Lined (Ruled)

Compatible with







Craft Paper

Country of Production


Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover

A5 size

A5 size

5.71x8.27 in

5.71x8.27 in

14.5x21 cm

14.5x21 cm

121 pages

249 pages



Dotted pages

Lined pages

Comes with elastic band

Comes with elastic band

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Horween A5 Leather Journal - Chestnut