The Start Bay Cross Hatch is a special limited edition which is available as either an A5 Navigator, Standard TN or Pioneer size.
In 1786 the Dutch brig Metta Catharina Von Flensburg sank further round the coast from us in storms off the Cornish coast while carrying hides from St.Petersburg, Russia. These hides were tanned in such a unique way, that they remained preserved at the bottom of the sea for nearly 200 years. In 1973 a sub aqua club found fragments of the ships bell on the sea floor, and the story deepened. The original leather is considered to be one of the most exciting and desirable in existence - so carries a hefty price tag. Most of it has now been used for bespoke leather goods and this is a specially produced vegetable tanned " Russian Hatch Effect" version as a mark of respect for this historically important find.
Start Bay Notebooks are made in South Devon, inspired by the rugged beauty of the coast. The full grain leather is full of character and extremely durable as it has not been split from the hide. It will naturally age beautifully over time and handling. It can have imperfections and blemishes which add to the character and are all part of the story which you continue to tell for a lifetime. Overall notebook size: Available in either A5, Srandard TN or Pioneer. For further details of these size see the indivdual product pages.
Moleskine Large (to suit 210mm x 130mm) can be custom made for the same price as A5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require this option.
Material: Full grain, vegetable tanned leather
The notebook inserts shown are for illustrative purposes. The leather cover is included. Notebook refills are available on our NOTEBOOKS page.
Availability: While our products are handmade we keep stocks and pride ourselves on our service and availability. Products are usually dispatched within 1 - 2 working days of ordering.