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Simpson Leather

BIG Walnut Bridle Composition Cover | Full Grain Leather Journal | Fits 7.5" × 9.75" inserts

Regular price $104.00
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Our Walnut Bridle is an English Bridle in Dark Brown. It looks like chocolate: deep and broody.

This understated finish may just end up being your favorite as it is one of ours'. With a velvety feel both inside and out, it's a true beauty. This is durable leather offers rich patinas which only better with age.

Please leave us a note with your cord color choice (see pict).


Walnut Bridle is one of our thick 9 to 10 oz (3.6 to 4 mm) full grain leathers.
Full grain leather is much better than top grain, genuine, or bonded leather. Full grain is the most premium and durable cut one can buy. It's the only kind which contains unique markings and scars, making it highly sought after. Full grain fibers run more vertical, resulting in superior strength that may hold up for a 100 years of use, if properly maintained.

We use leather from North American cattle that has been carefully vegetable tanned right here in the USA. The tanning process has preserved the strength of the full grain fibers, and ensures durability and long life.


We hand cut the leather from large hides. Each piece is unique with different markings. You'll find that we do much more than our competitors:

- 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 string the strong elastic cord and properly tension it.
- We engrave your name or logo on the bottom right, front cover (Leave us a note when you order).
- We package your journal in a nice cotton drawstring bag with zero waste packaging.

Often times, journal makers won't use thick leather like ours, because it requires these extra steps. But once you hold one of our BIG covers in your hands, you will appreciate the time and efforts to mold into a lasting keepsake and legacy.

Dimensions (BIG):

Designed to hold 3 notebooks: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" notebook inserts (inserts NOT included).
Visit us at to order inserts. Please leave us a note and we will ship them with your existing order.

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

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.


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