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Handmade Leather Diary Journal Notebook - HORN of ODIN
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07 Jun, 2015 07:03:51 AEST
GBP 16.99
Approximately AU $34.73(including postage)
GBP 11.00 (approx. AU $22.48) Royal Mail International Signed | See details
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Hartfield, United Kingdom


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Sub-Type: Books
Item Subtype: handmade leather Item Type: Pagan & Wiccan Items

Handmade Leather Diary Journal Notebook - HORN of ODIN


Diary Journal

Handmade Paper

Hand-tooled Buffalo Hide 



  • Cover of buffalo hide 6x5 inches (15x12.5cm)
  • cover hand-embossed with Horn of Odin symbol
  • 100 pages/200 usable sides plain unlined handmade paper
  • paper suitable for drawing/sketching, and for writing with gel, biro, pencil etc.
  • paper not suited for fountain pen
  • FAST freepost within mainland UK
  • handmade from 100% renewable and recycled materials

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:


First class within UK free -  Europe International Signed For airmail £8 - Rest of World (incl. USA & Australia) International Signed For airmail £11

Always happy to combine postage on multiple purchases!





I hope that you will be happy with the quality of my books and other leather products. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you are welcome to return it to me in as-new condition within 14 days of receipt and I will refund your full purchase price.


My Ethical Production Policy


It is my policy to produce books from natural and renewable materials that will have a minimum impact on the environment.


I use exclusively water-buffalo hides and cow hides from mature animals that have come to the end of their working life. No animals are bred and slaughtered solely for the purpose of producing leather for my books. All prepared leather 'blanks' are sourced from Hindu village communities in India and Nepal and are imported to UK by my own company DESTINY HANDICRAFTS Pvt Ltd; I do not purchase or import from any other wholesaler. I am personally responsible for all aspects of design, embossing and finishing. Metal book furniture is - regrettably - imported from China, as all other sources have dried up. But I can make up book clasps/locks/trims etc in silver for custom orders.


To tan leather I use a natural tannin wash as an alternative to the highly toxic chromium salts commonly used in tanning. This natural tannin dye occasionally leaves a small residue on the surface of the leather, and some dye may appear on your hands on first handling of a new book. This is entirely harmless, and will cease altogether on further handling when the dye stabilizes. I hope you will agree with me that this is a small price to pay for a method of production that avoids poisoning our environment.


My handmade paper is sourced directly from the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, Taj Handmade Paper of Jaipur, and the cooperative of paper producers in Luang Prabang, Laos. It is produced without the use of bleaches and other toxic chemicals commonly associated with paper production.


It is my aim to produce books that meet the needs and wishes of the artists, art students, travelers and writers and poets who commonly purchase my books. For that reason I am always interested to hear your comments, and any suggestions you have for improvements or for new products. Of the 200 designs in my 'library' of embossing plates over half were made in response to requests from individual customers - but if you do have a special request, please remember that embossing is a low-tech mechanical process and that etching a plate requires time.


You are very welcome to choose and collect items from my workshop in Sussex rather than receiving purchases through the post - so that you can see exactly what you will get before you make your selection.

Business seller information

The Diary Shop
Paul-Francis Law
HighTrees, Parrock Lane
Parrock Lane
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Value Added Tax Number: UK 790 8921 88

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You are welcome to return any item you are not happy with for whatever reason. You can choose to exchange the item or receive a refund of the full purchase price. If any item you receive shows defects in material or workmanship we will also refund your return postage costs.

Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business for goods purchased if the goods are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match description. More information at returns - opens in a new window or tab.

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