Diary / Journal / Book Cover - 1 Colour - Black / Brass Finish Nameplate

Handmade Bookcover 1 colour with engraved nameplate (black on brass)

$ 295 NZD

 Made to order by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, the natural characteristics of the leather hide, hand dyeing process and personalised, engraved black on brass nameplate make your bookcover unique.

Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your Hardcover Diary, Journal or Notebook, and may be swapped over to your new year's Diary, or replacement Journal or Book of the same size, as required:

  • Select the Standard A41 or A51 Diary (Collins or Impact) OR
  • Select the Moleskine Large Classic Notebooks (13cm x 21 cm) OR
  • Specify the dimensions of your Medium or Large hardcover book

Handmade in New Zealand by
Unsure of colour? Request Leather Swatches
Free shipping on this product to New Zealand
Please allow up to 3 weeks for completion plus delivery time.
Want him or her to specify personalisation / colours? Buy a Gift Certificate

Add a Notebook or Pen to your Order:
Moleskine Large (A5) Notebook (Red, Blue or Black) $36.95
Moleskine XL Notebook (Red, Blue or Black) $42.95
Noblesse Pen with Gift Box (Black & Chrome, Blue & Chrome, Silver & Chrome) $29.95


Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your Hardcover Diary, Journal or Book:

> Standard A41 or A51 Diary (Collins or Impact)
> Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (13cm x 21cm)
> Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (19cm x 25cm)
> Specify the dimensions of your Medium or Large hardcover book

Due to customer request (for Gifts), you can buy your Notebook here:
Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Plain pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

You can add options to personalise this Premium Bookcover. See "+" Tabs Below.

  • Natural Russet leather hand dyed by Sparrowhawk
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  • Engraved Black on Brass Nameplate
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  • Hand Riveted Nameplate
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  • Hand Tooled
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  • Hand Stitched
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  • Handmade in NZ by Fiona Ritchie
A single pen holder attached to the back cover.
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Can be combined with Snap Closure)
Two penholders. One penholder attached to the inside front cover and one penholder attached to the inside back cover, so when you insert your pen through both, this acts to “lock” your cover closed.
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Cannot be combined with Snap Closure or Single Penholder)
A Leather lined “tab” handstitched around the perimeter with a Snap Closure.
Either Brass Finish or Silver Finish (we will confirm when we advise our making time)
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Can be combined with Single Penholder)

100% Full Grain, Hand Dyed Leather

Each Sparrowhawk Leather piece is made to order by skilled Leather Artisan, Fiona Ritchie.

Fiona uses time honoured leathercraft techniques, including hand embossing and hand dyeing, allowing Sparrowhawk customers specify the colour and personalization of their piece.

By carefully selecting the leather to cut from the hide, and hand rubbing their dye colour to enhance its individual grain, Fiona crafts a one-off piece, with a unique finish, that is exclusively theirs.

Fiona's leather knowledge, designs and craftsmanship ensures each customer's Sparrowhawk leather piece is fit for purpose, beautiful and stands the test of time.

Our Founder

Fiona Ritchie Leather Artisan & Lifestyle Farmer

It takes knowledge, practiced techniques, and the best materials to achieve true leather craftsmanship. From 2014, when I made my first Pilot Logbook Cover following 3 days private tuition at a working tannery in Sydney, True Leather Craftsmanship has been my gold standard for Sparrowhawk.

Since then, I have made close to 1000 leather pieces from my Hunua Farm workshop. These include wallets, journal covers and documents holders. Each one is custom made, and personalised for its owner. Sparrowhawk Leather’s renowned Pilot Logbook covers are trusted and treasured by hundreds of pilots across NZ and Australia.

Whether commissioned as special gifts, business accessories or for personal use, Sparrowhawk Leather’s bespoke pieces are prized by their owners and recognised for their distinctive quality.

Customer Reviews

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Kate, Ashburton
A very big success

We’ve celebrated my son's birthday today, and the diary cover you made was a very big success.
He loves the colour, the look of it, and certainly the understated personal touch.
It has been admired by friends and family...in fact, everyone who has seen it
He’ll enjoy the use of it for years to come.

Kate chose a Medium Brown leather colour, with black stitching and a single penholder.

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Tony MacKintosh
My Diary Cover

Fiona made me a Diary Cover. It is very attractive Green leather with my name displayed. I believe the workmanship is first class and the Diary Cover is made exactly to the measurements of the Diary I selected . I have very proudly shown it to the other members of the committee of the Probus club to which I belong.

Thank you Tony. I am so pleased your like your pieces. Thank you so much for your positive review. Fiona

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