This journal is embossed on the front cover with the HORN of ODIN motif. The Triple Horn of Odin is made of three interlocking drinking horns, and represents Odin, the father of Norse gods. The horns are significant in the Norse Eddas, and feature prominently in elaborate toasting rituals. In some stories, the horns represent the three draughts of the Odhroerir, a magical mead.
These journals provide a high quality plain handmade paper** for drawing and sketching, in a sumptuous binding of hand-tooled water-buffalo leather.
**I produce books with a variety of papers for different purposes. For advice on choosing a book with the right sort of paper for your needs please check my notes on paper: Notes on Paper
This journal is also available in smaller and larger versions - please see my eBay store. This listing is for ONE journal. Please note that in the accompanying photos the area surrounding the eye has been darkened for photographic purposes. This is not a feature of the actual cover.
Size: 6 inches x 5 inches
Contains 100 leaves/200pages (in 5 individually stitched sheaves)
Weight: 350 grams (approximately 1lb)
Quality: - Paper is 100% genuine handmade paper produced from cloth rags (NOT recycled print!)
The paper is bound in individually stitched sheaves (NOT glued!)
The paper has been selected for sketching and drawing in a variety of media. It will NOT yellow with age!
Binding: is 100% genuine water-buffalo hide, stained with a natural dye. The leather is of a heavy quality, and is thick but supple.The binding will NOT crack, tear, or disintegrate (as glued bindings do!). The book will lie flat and remain open at any page you select.There is a protective inner flap of leather to protect pages from crushing.
I designed these journals because I could not find the kind of journal I wanted to use - which needs to be beautiful, practical, and durable.
I have similar journals in a wide range of sizes and colours. I am always open to new ideas and designs.
All my journals are entirely handmade, and each piece is unique.
I calculate postage costs with reference to UK Royal Mail prices, which you can check online via the following link: http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm
First class within UK free - Europe International Signed For airmail £8 - Rest of World (incl. USA & Australia) International Signed For airmail £11