This is a Top Grain Leather Journal in Chocolate color, plain (no stamping). All work was handmade including the stitching; no machines used here. While other offerings in this site come with a thin cover of leather, this one features Top Grain, 1.5mm thick, supple tanned leather which is the outer surface of the cowhide and the most durable and most expensive part of the skin. This skin was treated with oils to reach flexibility but sturdy enough to protect your journal. The inside of the journal was treated with the most expensive gum to rendered it very soft. Borders were soften; no rough leather here... Do not surprise yourself to find some insect bites or scars in your journal as this is proof that it was made with Top Grain leather rather than full grain or just bonded leather. The thread used was polyester and will outperform nylon in strength and UV light resistance. I can make this journal in other colors as shown on the photos (light brown, mustard, brick -no photo) and also can be stamped, for example, with a cross as in a prayer book or other figures. If you prefer it plain, no problem. This one is plain, no stamping done and is available immediately. Features:
1. Instead of using a cheap notebook, I placed inside a 256 page, lined hardcover book with acid free paper. If you get this journal I will include information on where to get your next book. All work was done following professional leather work techniques and top quality materials.
2. This journal has a light acrylic coat that will prevent water absorption protecting the leather and your journal.
3. Measurements are as follow: 8.75" long x 6.5" wide by 1" thick or 22.4cm long by 16.3cm wide by 2.4cm thick.
4. Measurements of the pages are: 7.75" by 5.75".