Receive a complimentary oak bark tanned leather coaster with all orders over £75

Limited Edition Vintage OBT Leather Bound Journal

On a recent visit to Bakers Oak Bark Leather Tannery, East Devon,  I discovered a pile of very old Oak Bark Tanned Leather.

The hides were originally tanned for stirrup leathers - 5mm thick and incredibly strong. They were rejected for minor surface scratching, left in a pile in a dark corner and forgotten for 50 years – nobody really knows for how long exactly.

I got carried away and made a bid for the lot! The hides are hand-dyed a very dark brown, waxy and smell strongly of leather – truly old-fashioned and labour intensive!

  • Re-fillable pages. Re-cycled and acid-free paper.
  • Sewn pages with write on spine for easy reference
  • 96 pages
  • Limited edition journals are serial numbered (e.g. 1/20)
  • 22.5 x 16 x 2.5cm
  • Free Personalisation
  • Free Shipping

MINOR SURFACE IRREGULARITIES ARE A FEATURE OF THIS 50-YEAR OLD LEATHER

Click here to purchase Paper Refills

PLEASE NOTE THAT ORDERS FOR GOODS THAT HAVE BEEN PERSONALISED CANNOT BE RETURNED FOR A REFUND UNLESS FAULTY OR DAMAGED.

 

A stunning leather-bound hand made refillable writing book bound with the finest vintage oak bark tanned leather

Our leather bound journal is perfect for the creative spirit or the business person wanting to impress clients with something other than run of the mill notebooks. Whether you write, sketch or design, chase business deals and close sales this is the essential stationary accessory for you.

If you want to keep a record of your work and file away the volumes the block of pages has a write on spine for easy reference.

Tanner Bates Journals make great presents especially for those who care about the environment and the preservation of two of Britain's important traditional crafts, the leatherworker and the bookbinder.

The Leather

The leather was made for stirrup leathers and is dark brown, waxy and extremely tough with a strong leather smell. It is measures in at approximately 4.5mm thick which we then thin down to around 2mm thick

We are using the hides for these Journals but don’t expect a pristine finish – the quality of the leather, workmanship and longevity is not compromised but be aware that the surface carries surface scratching. This is an important part of the leather’s story.

We are convinced our customers will share our delight at this special find especially as we are selling at a hard to resist price.