The OAK is handmade from the finest eco-friendly leather (approx 3mm thick) in the colour of your choice.

A strong durable leather cover which could last a generation or more!

The edges are dyed and sealed. Choose the elastic colours to accompany this totally hand-made cover.

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Made from thick vegetable tanned leather (approx 2.8-3.5mm), it is about as stout and sturdy as they come. The leather used is real genuine full-grain, the most sought after section of leather. As time goes by, this leather becomes more pliable and bendier than when you first hold it. In fact, the more you use this, the better it will feel. Before I can construct your TN, the leather has to be dyed, as undyed it is usually a creamy-white. The dying process is again, a manual process. Every TN will have first been buffed, then given a coat of Neatsfoot oil to maintain it’s condition, before the dye is rubbed into the leather. Every piece I make will look a little different to all it’s predecessors, which is the joy of veg tanned leather. Please read more about this at the bottom of this listing. The dyes used are low VOC environmentally-friendly, which are genuinely appreciated by the conscientious planet-aware consumer.  All the journal covers, no matter which size you pick will come with 4 ELASTICS INSIDE, with a SPINE MOUNTED ELASTIC CLOSURE. Extra elastic will be enclosed so that if you want to add extra refills you may do so with the same colour.

  1. Sizes: A7, Passport, Pocket, A6, Personal, B6 (ISO&JIS), Regular, Cahier, Slim, A5, B5. Check your size.
  2. Colour: Available in all dye colours as shown on the colour chart
  3. Elastics: 4 Suspension elastics, 1 Closure loop.
  4. Edge Finish: Bevelled, dyed, burnished and varnished.

A5 oak - most beautiful thing ever purchased. Thank you Mike.

Exactly what I wanted. Beautifully made and good quality leather, I will be ordering another one very soon.

I absolutely love my travellers notebook. It has been wonderful made and arrived so quickly. I literally carry it everywhere with me and get some many compliments on its colour and beauty.

Absolutely beautiful leather diary cover in Tan. Great details and fine workmanship. It will bring my joy every time I use it.

So very pleased with this, it is beautiful. It was well packaged and came with information on how to take care of it. I get the impression that customer satisfaction really matters to Mike. The Java colour is a really lovely shade, and shows the natural pattern or the leather perfectly. I have just ordered the Magpie wallet to go with it, and have a feeling that Meadowgate Leather is going to be addictive.

Thank you! I love it! This is my 4th from this wonderful shop. I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. He does beautiful work.

So what will my Default Cover look like?:
The Cover the size and colour of your choice (also dyed inside).
Exterior finished with polish.
Leather edges dyed with complimentary colour and sealed.
No pen loop.
Maker's Stamp on the back cover.
Standard overhang.
No name tag.
4 suspension elastics and 1 closure elastic loop.
Elastic colours chosen by me. If that doesn't suit, you'll need to let me know your choice.