Our Bookcalf is produced using calfskins mainly of Scandinavain origin. These are aniline dyed dried on glass sheets create a very smooth and attractive grain surface. The skins are shaved to 0.6mm and have a typical area range of 0.70 - 0.95m2 (approximately 7.5 - 10.25ft2). We do not apply any coating to the leather surface retains its absorbency and lends itself to further dyeing by the user. Bookcalf is deadly suited for hand tooling and finishing, either "blind" or with fail leaf. The leather is available in the 16 standard shades shown opposite and in grades I, II and III
We also offer "Repair Calf" in an extended range of brown and tan shades, as shown below, for use mainly in book restoration and repair. Please note the prefix "R" to distinguish these from our standard colour numbers. The specification is similar to Bookcalf, however skins are normally only available in grades II, III and IV.
Our Chieftain Goat is made from Indian goatskins and has a natural shrunken grain similar to the traditional levant grain. The skins are shaved to 1.0mm and have a typical area range of 0.60-0.70m2 (approximately 6.5 - 7.5ft2). They have an approximate cutting size 65 x 55 cm. Available in grades I, II, and III.
Our fully archival vegetable tanned Chieftain Goat is aniline dyed and has a semi-aniline finish. The surface is finished in a way which makes the leather ideal for finishing with leaf, foil or 'blind' tooling. Chieftain Goat is available in our 15 standard shades with the addition of two special colours, grey and purple.
Only sumac and other natural materials and used in the tannage 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. Three grades are available.
Large sample cuttings are available upon request
For large orders we can create colours to your specification
Measurements or a template of the sections you require can help us to select the most suitable skins for you
If you are unsure of anything, please feel free to ask