Horween Extra Large Leather Journal - Blue | Notebook by olpr USA
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Horween Extra Large Leather Journal - Blue

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XL Moleskine Blue / Navy Leather Journal Cover

Due to its simple design and best quality materials used while crafting this cover will work great for any need. It will be particularly useful for students, office workers, business people, travelers or writers.

The journal included is the Moleskine notebook in XL size with a ruled layout. Choose between Moleskine Cahier and Moleskine Classic in Extra Large. Moleskine Classic can be securely closed with an elastic band. The cover is refillable, so you can keep using the cover for years - just replace the insert when it is finished.

This notebook cover is handmade in the USA from real full-grain cow leather. It is a premium quality natural material that comes from the upper part of the hide, just under the hair. Each leather piece is dyed with vegetable solution and then a hand rubbed finish is applied. Because of its handmade nature, leather will be subject to changes in color and markings, one may notice the lightening of leather when it is folded. This effect is caused by displacing oil and waxes and is considered to be the natural beauty of the material. With time, as it acquires a notable patina, the look will be more refined and smooth.

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: Blue
  • Durable stitching
  • One paper insert included
  • Available for Moleskine XL Classic or Cahier journal Classic Journal
  • can be securely closed with elastic band
  • Refillable cover Acid-free cream paper 70 GSM
  • 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. We use this method to engrave logos or inscriptions longer than 10 letters. 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.

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.

 

What is pull-up effect

Now you know more about full grain leather production and tanning. We touched on natural extracts and wax & oil finish so you can understand what “pull-up” is.

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

Details Product

Material

Horween Chromexcel Leather

Color

Blue

Product

Horween Extra Large Leather Journal - Blue

Size

Extra Large 7.5 x 10 inches

(19 x 25 cm)

Layout

Ruled pages

Compatible with

Moleskine XL Classic or Cahier journal

Number of Pages

Cahier: 120 pages

Classic: 192 pages

Personalization

Available

Accessories

No

Closure type

Cahier: no elastic band

Classic: with elastic band

Country of Production

USA

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