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The Journeyman: a unique handmade vintage leather journal for your thoughts.

Dressed in upcycled, distressed caramel leather, my coat was once the outside of a vintage wallet, which was meticulously taken apart to preserve & redirect its purpose. Full of character, I have a fantastic tooled scene on my front & back of what looks like an Arabian or Egyptian landscape with camels, mosques & palm trees. The detail has been further enhanced with a special polish for a protective coating and beautiful finish. On my back I have a unique and iconic splash of what appears to be old red wax which adds a beautiful aspect of my long hidden history.

Open me up and you’ll fine I begin with a beautiful hand antiqued Ex Libris bookplate for your own personal introduction. To follow, I am filled with 100 sheets (200 pages) of hand-torn archive text paper to write your sweet musings. Archive Text is a high quality paper with a short grain & slight cream color, which has been classified as a permanent long life paper as defined in the American National Standard. Each piece has been stained with tea by hand for an olde worldly appearance which adds a unique dimension to my distinctive persona. My pages have been stitched into my coat with archival brown linen thread, allowing me to lay flat when in use for accessibility & writing ease.

When not in use, I’ll keep your creations safely bundled up with my double leather wrap tie, which is affixed with a small brass rivet, and simply tucks in on my back with a vintage brown wooden bead.

Measuring 6 x 4 ½ inches, with a 1 ½ inch spine, I’ll fit into satchels, bicycle panniers, glove boxes, bedside tables and the like.

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The Journeyman - Handmade Vintage Leather Journal with Tea Stained Pages


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage leather, archive text paper, irish linen thread, love, light
  • Ships worldwide from New Zealand
  • Feedback: 1015 reviews
  • Favorited by: 55 people