Our Viking leather journal is handmade in the USA from thick calfskin leather. Hand stamped with Nancy's original artwork of Norse designs on the front cover, inside cover, and back cover, including Odin's ravens (Huginn and Muninn), the compass (Vegvisir), and Thor's hammer (Mjolnir).
The unique trifold design protects the pages for a lifetime. Pages are 70-lb cream paper in your choice of blank, lined, or graph paper. Your personalized inscription is hand-stamped or handwritten in calligraphy on the inside cover of the trifold. (Runes can be written in calligraphy but not stamped.)
This large journal measures 8.5 inches tall, 6 inches wide, 1.25 inches thick and contains 288 pages of lovely cream paper. Pages are hand-sewn with blue linen thread, and an antique brass button-style peg hold the trifold cover closed.
The rugged full-grain leather is 6 oz (2.5 mm) thick, hand-stamped with my original artwork using brass stamps, and then hand-distressed with dye to accentuate the design. Mink oil is rubbed into the leather and buffed for a slight sheen, which beautifies the leather and makes it water-resistant. This process makes your journal look centuries old, and yet preserves it for years to come. Slight variations in color add character and natural beauty to your leather journal.