We use a carefully selected, full grain, vegetable-tanned, lightly oiled leather of the highest quality from the famous Tochigi tannery in Japan.
This fine-grained leather has an almost silky feel, to it and outstanding colour depth. Vegetable-tanned leather acquires a patina with use and exposure to light. The natural variant especially, will darken to a golden honey colour. Vegetable-tanned leathers are more durable than chrome-tanned ones.
Initially, the leather may seem a bit stiff, it will soften with use and the pen loop will stretch to accommodate your favourite fountain pen.
Vegetable tanning is a chemical-free, environmentally friendly tanning method, which also allows the original appearance of the hide to show through. Veins, scratches and other marks from the original hide may be visible. These are not defects, but natural characteristics that add to the beauty of the material. Please see our mineral-tanned French taurillon leather range if you prefer a more stable appearance.