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Bookcalf - R5 Tan
Bookcalf, R5

Grade II Price £216.00 (259.20 inc VAT)


This special shade of Bookcalf, to match our Repair calf R5, originates mainly from New Zealand and Scandinavia. The skins are vegetable tanned using Tara and/or Sumac. They are then aniline dyed and dried on our 'glass' drying machine to enhance the natural smoothness and beauty associated with this quality of leather. The surface is absorbent and lends itself well to additional dyeing by the user.

You can see examples of our Bookcalf on the following finished books: The Double Crown Club, Laphroaig, The House South of North, Delta Design Portfolios and 1984, that are featured in the Showcase area of our web site.

Average Skin Size: 0.77 - 0.84m² (8¼ - 9ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 75 x 65cm
Standard Substance: 0.7mm
Colours available: R5 Tan
Prices for single skins:
Grade II - £216.00 per skin
Grade III - £188.00 per skin

Quantity discounts will be applied automatically.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Great Product! Super fast service! August 13, 2021
Reviewer: Donna F Starr from Apache Junction, AZ United States  
I am never disappointed when purchasing leather from Hewit. They have a superior product, especially their book calf. I have been a bookbinder for 30 years and have used no other calf but Hewit's. My clients would not be happy with anything else.

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5 of 5 Finest of leather April 2, 2019
Reviewer: Steve Walker from Dorchester, DORSET United Kingdom  
I only ever use Hewitt's leather. Never had a problem even though I tend to use grades 2 or 3 because it is ideal for the work I do.

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