On the Old chair,
I listen to the friendly wind,
its warm company.
The book is sewn on three hemp cords, consisting of 15 signatures of 32 pages and with the leaves on the end sheets makes a total volume of 480 pages. The paper is 80 gsm, archival quality, cream colored, smooth and a joy to write with a dip pen, fountain pens or pencil. The endpapers are decorated with hand-made paper leaves with red ink prints by the binder.
The cover boards are constructed from a 2.5 cm thick piece of millboard. They are sculpted and tied to the book body via the three cords. The book edges are sprinkled with a solution of potassium permanganate.
The book is bound with a fine quality, brown colored goatskin. Only sumac and other natural materials are used in the tanning of this fine quality range of leathers. These skins are hand polished and finished to show the beauty of the natural grain. The natural character of each skin is maintained, no pigment finishes are added and no grain correction is made.
The endbands are constructed with a single twine core and a saddle-stitched piece of crimson leather over it.
The decoration on the leather is done with only one technique technique. The blind tooling is achieved with a heated tool pressed onto a moistened leather surface with a solution of rose water and glycerin. The moisture and heat produce the beautiful contrast without burning the leather. After the tooling, the leather was polished to a shine.
The fittings are made with a silver standard of 925. They are attached to the covers by silver nails and rivets. The attachments are patinated and matted to achieve a conrast on the different levels of the decoration.
The journal is with dimensions of 15 x 11 x 4 cm or 5.9 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches.
This book comes with a matching dip pen made by my father. Combining the comfort and beauty of the ebony/bocote handle and the sterling silver fitting, decorating this functional piece of artwork.
The wooden parts have been all formed by hand and hand tools. No machinery was used in the process. It is coated with natural oils and beeswax. The silver fittings are made from sterling silver.
The pen comes with a removable nib, which you can replace with the ones you find most comfortable. The pen uses a standard 5 mm nib.
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