Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is handmade by our small team of artisan craftspeople in Dartington, South Devon.
The PenLoop A5 Journal is a must have for people who want a very special journal for personal reflection, a travel log or notes and sketches. The pen firmly closes the notebook - useful because there's always a pen when you need it and secure for those who like to keep a private reflective journal. The notebook itself is manufactured by Leuchtturm - a high quality German stationery brand. There is a choice of plain, lined, dotted and squared pages. The numbered pages are an ivory cream colour.
For people who love traditional leather with its distinctive smell. Our luxurious speciality leather binding complements the Leuchtturm Journal perfectly. The leather is naturally tanned from Florence, Italy and grows more desirable with time and use. Refiil when needed - keep the leather binding for life.
Perfect gift for 3rd Wedding Anniversary, Leather Anniversary.
The Penloop Journal is available in A5 size only.
Details of the Leuchtturm Journal: plain or lined 90gm ivory cream coloured paper, 251 numbered pages • 8 perforated and detachable sheets• Gusseted pocket• Blank table of contents and numbered pages• 2 Page markers• Elastic enclosure band• Thread-bound book opens flat• Ink-proof paper (80 g/sqm)• Sticker for labelling and archiving• Dimensions: 145 x 210 mm
Personalisation of up to 12 characters is available. We use traditional bookbinders brass type (24pt Gill Sans) embossed on the front, lower right corner. The hot stamping process we uses foil to emboss the letters, choose between gold, black and blind (no colour) embossing. The personalisation will follow the same orientation as our maker's marque.
Please note, personalised items cannot be exchanged or returned.
The leather has a full grain finish which means that every blemish or scar on the cows skin will be present on the finished hide and apparent on the finished product. The hides are dyed by hand at the tannery with an aniline dye. This process allows the grain and all the individual markings on the cows skin to show through. The dye is absorbed into the hide in an irregular way so giving a unique appearance to every belt. No two are exactly the same.
This product is also available as a corporate gift. To discuss your corporate gift needs, enquire about product personalisation and place your order please contact our dedicated corporate gift service team on 0844 745 9626 or by submitting a 'contact me' form on the corporate gifts page.
- Made in Britain
- Personalisation available
A5 dimensions 22 x 16 x 2.2cms
The Penloop Journal is handmade in Dartington South Devon by traditional leather craftspeople using either Italian cowhide, or Devon leather sourced from a local tannery. The hides are aniline dyed which, like stain on wood, lets the grain and all its natural imperfections show through. No two are exactly the same.
Tanner Bates products are different. We are hand makers, leather specialists, a small business of 3 makers - all apprentice trained in our Devon workshop. Our roots are in traditional equestrian leatherwork and our techniques and hand tools are the same as those used by saddlers and bridlemakers for generations.
We pay attention to details especially our edges which are sanded, sealed and burnished. This edging detail, which can only be achieved by hand with time and concentration, is only found on traditional hand made leatherwork. This technique and the quality of our leather is what makes Tanner Bates products different from other mass produced and factory made items.
The Italian full grain bark tanned leather is crafted in Florence by artisan tanners. At this family owned tannery they still practice the ancient method of tanning with bark from mimosa and chestnut trees rather than chemicals to slowly transform the hides into leather. The slow process of bark tanning yields a leather with a smell and patina reminiscent of a time past.
The Devon oak bark tanned hides are sourced from a tannery local to our workshop. Oak Bark Tanned Leather has a long tradition in this country which modern industry has left far behind. There is, however, one tannery left nestling in the Devon hills powered by a waterwheel producing the very best bridle and harness leather using oak bark from the Lake District. Oak bark contains the necessary tannins to transform Devon cowhides into leather. Just 3 things, oak bark, Devon river water and time produce a very special leather that is prized throughout the world. No chemicals are used in this process.
Natural leather will be kept in good supple condition and last longer if it is treated from time to time with a good quality Hide Food and dressed with a liquid wax. Polish with a horsehair brush.
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Please note: goods that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements, perishable products and personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken are non-refundable, unless faulty.