Diary / Journal / Book Cover - 2 Colour Spine / Front - Black / Brass Nameplate

Handmade Bookcover 2 colour with engraved nameplate (Black on Brass)

$ 350 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 makes your bookcover unique.

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

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Ordering for a gift? Birthday, Anniversary, or other occasion? We can send you an order date reminder, To ensure your we can make and deliver your gift in time.

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Free shipping on this product to New Zealand
Please allow up to 3 weeks for completion plus delivery time.
Need something sooner? Take a look at our ready made products with next-day shipping.
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 further 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 middle of the inside front cover and one penholder attached to the middle 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

Based on 3 reviews
Carmel, Christchurch
Wonderful keepsake

Just wanted to let you know the cover arrived and it looks wonderful. The workmanship is very impressive. And
importantly my husband loves it too!

Thanks for all your help. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your product.

Very Very Pleased

We ordered a journal cover for our dad's 70th birthday and we were so pleased with the finished product! The quality and overall appearance is stunning. Being an avid journal writer, our dad's face beamed as he opened this special gift. Also, the fact that I ordered this product while in Australia caused no dramas at all, the whole process was a breeze, Fiona was very professional & accommodating in trying to create what we envisioned such as adding an embossed birthdate on the inside cover, a dual locking pen holder and a nameplate. We love it so much! Thank you Fiona.

Very Happy

It's hard to find a good diary cover these days. I like quality and a classic look and most of the diary covers available are made of plastic. When I found this website on the internet I was delighted to find that I could also personalise it, making it unique from all my friends and colleagues. It fits my A4 diary perfectly and comes with me everywhere. The quality is fantastic, would recommend to anyone.

I was so happy with the diary cover, I decided to purchase a portfolio a few weeks later!

Lachlan, Melbourne, Australia

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