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Horween Leather Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Cover - Chestnut

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Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Chestnut / Brown Leather Journal

Universal A5 chestnut leather writing journal cover with one paper insert included is handmade with needs of the modern writer in mind. We know how important it is for the leather journal to be slim, durable and reliable, so it can be used every day for years. That is why we use only high quality materials and pay attention to every detail of our custom notebook covers.

Basic Characteristics:

  • Leather: Dublin Chestnut
  • Tannery: Horween
  • Journal: Leuchtturm1917 (A5) Medium
  • Variations: soft or hard cover refill available
  • Can be refilled
  • One journal already included
  • Paper: ruled, 80 gsm

Leather from Horween Tannery

Horween Leather Company was founded in the beginning of 20th century in Chicago, USA. Nowadays, leather hides are processed like generations ago, using only natural materials and first grade quality hides.

Horween Dublin is full grain leather with noticeable range marks like moles, healed wounds, wrinkles, and so on, which animal got during its life. Full grain is very strong leather as in the process of creation it is not polished. Every item made of this leather will be special and unique as each hide has its own innate marks and reacts to the dyeing process in its own way, which leads to slight color variations of every leather piece.

Custom Personalization

Full grain leather takes embossing and engraving beautifully. Have your journal personalized with custom text or image and make it even more personal.


  • up to 3 symbols are free of charge
  • more letters available with custom order
  • location- bottom right front corner
  • font- Arial 5 mm high


  • requires image in a vector format
  • location - center of the cover

Personalized items cannot be replaced or returned.

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 Leather Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Cover - Chestnut


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


Lined (Ruled) / Dotted

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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Based on 4 reviews
Joe Hartge
Excellent gift and customer service!

I ordered the notebook cover with personalized initials as a Christmas gift. Sadly, with many outstanding circumstances during the holidays, the package never arrived and was very late (from the postage side, of course, not from olpr). When I contacted olpr about how to rectify the issue since I never received my order, they immediately sent a duplicate of my order in the mail and, eventually, both arrived. The recipient loved the gift and uses them daily. I highly recommend it!!

Mercer Smith
Love Horween. Love Leuchturm1917. Love Olpr.

There is nothing not to like. Great leather for a great journal made in America by great craftspeople.
I own 3 and feel confident that they will accompany me on this journey till the day I die.

Yeo Jian Ming
Wonderful workmanship.

I had received the two leather covers with embossing done and am very pleased.

Grace Heng
Beautiful, well constructed cover

Beautiful, well constructed cover with impeccable stitching. Owner of the shop is friendly and quick to reply to messages. As a bonus, a journal is included together with the cover. I can't be happier with what I received.

Horween Leather Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Cover - Chestnut