Here are some of our sturdiest leathers, the ones we suggest when the request is made, “I want my Bible to last forever.” While we can’t guarantee that kind of longevity, we can tell you that some leathers will last longer than others, and we would like to steer you to the right ones if that’s your goal.
All these options come complete with “Holy Bible” on the spine or face (if the material is imprintable), one ribbon marker and new leatherette end pages.
These prices are assuming your Bible has an intact sewn binding. If the pages are falling out or the binding is glued, we would need to repair that with cord insertion ($22.00). Can’t tell? See our blog post.
This Bible’s cover is not soft and cuddly, but is tough and made to last long. It can be intricately blind-stamped and edge-tooled. It is great for the personal to large size Bible. Pictured is a medium to dark brown. Also available in tan, saddle tan, and mahogany,
Hand-Dyed English Calfskin
This Bible’s cover (American West II) is made of good, strong English calfskin with a hand-rubbed antiqued finish. Available in medium brown, dark brown (pictured), tan, saddle tan, or mahogany. The flexibility is medium and best for a personal size or large size Bible.
Pebble Grain Cowhide
Great for medium to large Bibles and available in fifteen popular colors, including black, brown, tan, burgundy, maroon, navy, and forest green (pictured).
We also have two cowhides that are even thicker, in chocolate (pictured) and distressed walnut.
We call this look the Outback Bible, made from drum-stuffed, hand-dyed (medium to dark brown), antiqued leather made from government-culled imported Australian kangaroos. This is a firmer leather, but it’s easily tooled. Kangaroo leather has one of the highest tensile strengths on the market. It has a wonderful smooth grain and leather smell. Kangaroo needs to be special-ordered and paid in advance.
Mission grain pigskin
Sturdy standard grained leather with a semi-glossy finish and medium flexibility. This leather is both sturdy and economical. Our mission grain pigskin doesn’t have to be stiff, though, since we have our special Feather-Lite interior liner that doesn’t add stiffness. (No charge.) Available in dark brown and black (pictured). Mission grain is an impressed, linear texture, like a grained calfskin.
Soft, flexible leather, in black (pictured on a small family Bible). Our thickest color is a very dark brown, which is almost black. It also can be hand-tooled well.