Awhile back I stumbled on Truman Hand Crafted, the idea behind one of my favorite bloggers – Teppei Teranishi of Newgrass. He delved into leatherworking as a hobby, and has just recently started selling his wares. I have been storing my notebook in my back pocket for far too long and saw that he had a beautifully designed journal cover that was exactly what I had been looking for.
The cover is made from an 6 oz vegetable tanned leather with the majority of it being cut from a single piece of leather. The tab closure has a pen/pencil holder stitched onto it to ensure you’re never without one. Handset copper rivets secure the journal cover to protect your valuable (or invaluable) notes. Hand stitched throughout, with waxed and burnished edges – you know that no corners were cut in making these.
These are available over at the Truman shop, along with some other fine pieces. These are made to order, but the turn around time is fairly quick.