Sparrowhawk Leather's personalised, handcrafted, full grain leather portfolio / compendium,
featuring hand dyed, hand embossed initials (outside), fine calf leather (inside),
and hand stitching provides long lasting functionality with distinctive quality.
Handmade NZ by Fiona Ritchie, Leather Artisan, Sparrowhawk Leather
A4 writing pad slot, card holders (2, 1 display), pen holders (2), Ipad / Tablet slot, A4 papers / publication slot.
32.5 cm high x 24.5 cm wide (when closed) 49.5 cm wide (when open).
Made to order by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, the natural characteristics of the leather hide, hand dyeing process and hand embossed initials makes your Sparrowhawk Leather portfolio unique, distinctive and admired.
See this portfolio with a Tan colour calf leather inner
See this portfolio with a Black on Brass engraved nameplate
UNSURE OF COLOUR? REQUEST A LEATHER COLOUR SWATCH
Up to three (3), 5 cm x 4 cm leather swatches can be posted to you free of charge (within New Zealand)
- Hand dyed and waxed, full grain, top quality vegetable tanned, 1.5mm "raw" leather (russet) cover
- Genuine tannery finished Black calf leather inner
- Hand embossed initials using metal stamps & rawhide mallet
- Hand punched stitching holes on cover
- Hand stitched using Irish Linen Waxed thread in a two needle locking saddle stitch
- Hand burnished edges
- FREE NZ delivery
- FREE Australian delivery on orders over $295
- Please allow up to 3 weeks for completion plus delivery time
A4 Portfolio - Hand Finished Leather - Black Interior - Embossed Initials
FREE AUSTRALIA shipping over NZD 295
FREE UK, US & Europe shipping over NZD 350
The cover of this piece is handmade from 100% full grain, uncoloured vegetable tanned leather. This is the most durable leather, retains the original grain which is highlighted by Fiona's hand dyeing. Each hand finished piece has a unique character and texture and over time develops a softer touch and patina which can not be imitated.
Hand finished leather should not be left in the sun or allowed to dry out. A natural wax or oil based leather conditioner applied a few times a year, will protect and enhance the colour and shine of your piece.
What is Genuine Leather?
Why Hand Finished Leather?
Can you emboss lower case initials?
No, sorry, lower case letters are not available.
Can you emboss more than 4 letters?
No, as I emboss each letter individually using a rawhide hammer, and it is difficult to achieve a consistent line and spacing for more than 4 letters.
Specialist book binders can emboss longer words, but this needs to be done prior to dyeing and will take an extra 2-3 weeks with an additional cost of around $95 (including two couriers). Please Contact Me to order.
Can I have a different colour?
Yes, please Contact Me. If you wish to see WIP photos an additional admin fee of $10 applies.
Can you make it faster than completion time on the site?
While I appreciate that Sparrowhawk pieces are often made for gifts, this is not possible as processes take time to dry and cure. If you have left your order too late, I can prepare a personalised Gift Certificate with you message and details of the piece you have ordered, plus delivery date. If you would like the person to be able to specify their own piece, I can accommodate this in a Gift Certificate too. Please Contact Me to arrange.