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Sparrowhawk Leather makes the largest range of handmade, personalised, 100% genuine leather pilot logbook covers.
Custom made by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, the natural characteristics of the leather hide, hand dyeing process, hand carved wings and hand embossed initials make your aviation logbook cover unique.
Sparrowhawk's leather Pilot's Logbook covers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your pilot logbook for a lifetime. Fiona can make Sparrowhawk Leather Pilot Logbook covers suitable for a range logbooks required by Aviation Authorities.
Pilot Logbook Cover - wrap closure, 2 colour outside / inside, embossed initials
FREE AUSTRALIA shipping over NZD 295
FREE UK, US & Europe shipping over NZD 350
- Hand dyed and waxed, full grain, top quality vegetable tanned, "raw" leather (russet). Cover / spine 2mm, keepers 1.5mm
- Hand punched stitching holes
- Hand stitched using Irish Linen Waxed thread in a robust two needle saddle stitch
- Hand burnished edges
- Hand embossed initials
- Secure brass finish snap closure
- Made to measure for your NZ CAA, Australian ATC, or Australian Air Services Pilot Logbook.
- FREE NZ delivery
- Please allow up to 3 weeks for completion plus delivery time (need it before then, Contact Fiona about a personalised Gift Certificate)
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 leather?
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 there is not enough to make your order for the occasion, 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. Contact Me to arrange.
NZ CAA Pilot Licence Pocket (credit card size) $35
Attached to the inside front cover
Pen Holder $50
Attached to the back inside cover.