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Simpson Leather

BIG Oak Harness Composition Cover | Full Grain Leather Journal | Fits 7.5" x 9.75" Inserts

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The BIG One!

This "saddle brown" leather has very rich pull-up and a soft flesh side. This leather is from a local vegetable tannery which has been hot stuffed with waxes and oils. The polished surface easily scratches and scuffs which leads to a patina which wears beautifully over time..

A 100% handmade leather journal cover.

Midori-style, Traveler's Notebook system: Inserts easily swap out so the cover can be reused for a lifetime.

Perfect for your bullet journals.

This leather is "full grain". It's 9 to 11 oz. thick. Full grain leather is much BETTER than the top grain and genuine or bonded leather. Full grain is the most expensive and durable cut you can buy. It's the only cut that contains unique markings and scars, making it highly sought after. Full grain fibers run more vertical, resulting in superior strength and perhaps will hold up for a 100 years of use if properly maintained.

We only use leather from North American cattle that has been carefully vegetable tanned right here in the USA. The tanning process includes a hot stuffing with waxes and oils, making it smooth, soft and beautiful.

This is durable leather with rich patinas that only betters with age.

We hand cut the leather from large hides (as seen on our shop's front page). Each piece is unique with different markings. Then, you'll find that we do much more than our competition:)

- We case the leather to give the journal it's shape.
- We carefully punch the holes for the binding.
- We trim and burnish the edges by hand, compressing and binding the leather fibers.
- We apply a quality edge finish that gives long lasting protection and a smooth feel.
- We hand sew the strong elastic cord and properly tension it.
- We engrave your name or logo on the front cover (Leave us a note when you order).
- We package your journal in a nice cotton drawstring bag.

We've not been able to find any other journal makers in the USA going to these lengths!

Often times, journal makers won't use thick leather like ours, because it requires these extra steps. But once you get ahold of our thick leather journal that's well formed and finished, you'll never go back to the flimsy things that only last a year or two.

Dimensions (BIG):

Designed to hold 3 notebooks: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" notebook inserts (inserts NOT Included).

The journal cover is a shell to hold your exchangeable inserts. Start a little library of your life and let our covers hold your dailies.


Hand-made in Northwest Ohio, only from material sourced in the USA.We offer add-on accessories and upgrades to our Traveler's Notebooks.

Consider our Custom Engraving upgrade, add a pen loop, or add decorative stitching. See our accessory section to add these to your order.


Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather


We have a variety of sizes. Check out our menus for the size you are looking for.

Care information

Your journal will come packed in a cotton bag which you can use to protect your cover from scratches and pen marks. We recommend conditioning it occasionally with Smith's Leather Balm, found in our Mercantile section.

Custom Made

Click here to see the variety of small journals we offer. We can do custom covers as well.

Small Journals