Exploring the inner depths of our local oak bark tannery I came across a new and interesting leather, and a fascinating story about its origins.
This fine Devon calfskin will soften and develop an appealing patina in just a few months. It is dyed mahogany brown and wax finished on the back while the front, the grain side, is left natural.
The leather is intended for the best hand made calfskin riding boots – they are made with the back side out. It’s a tradition dating back to the long evenings of feasting and merriment after the days hunt. After the meal the riders used the deer’s shin bone covered in fat to smooth out the scratches and scuffs from the brambles and thickets. Boots made in the usual way with the grain side out would soon be covered in irreparable unsightly scars. The practice is known as “boning”.
The PenLoop Journal has emerged from the lockdown more elegant than ever. She is now complete with a Leuchtterm 1917 (inventors of the Bullet Journal) and a Japanese Ohto writing instrument - either roller ball or mechanical pencil. Page format can be lined, squared, plain or dotted.
Why Leuchtterm 1917?
251 Numbered pages for easy reference,
Writing surface that doesn’t allow ink bleed through for fountain pen lovers
Stitched thread binding that enables the book to open flat
8 perforated and detachable sheets
Because Journals and Notebooks are an important part of our product range we are always on the lookout for stationery of unusually good quality to complement our leather with pages not too white, lines not too strong and print not too black. Also, most importantly: freely available refills whenever and wherever you run out.
For people who love traditional leather with its distinctive smell. Our special leather binding adds a sensuous appeal to the Journal which grows more desirable with time and use. Replace the Notebook keeping the leather binding for life.