Rustic Look

Here’s a list of Bible rebindings in rustic leathers. Some have an antiqued finish and some have natural folds and wrinkles. All rebindings come complete with “Holy Bible” on the spine or face (if the material is imprintable), one ribbon marker, and new leatherette end pages. Some are better blind-stamped than gold- or silver-stamped.

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.

When you know what you’d like, just proceed to our ordering page. If you can’t decide, give us a call or write.

Hand-dyed Rustic Goatskin

Hand-dyed rustic goatskin Bibles

Made of good, durable rustic goatskin with a hand-rubbed, antiqued finish in tan, saddle tan, medium brown, dark brown, or mahogany.  Flexibility:  Medium, good for withstanding the weight of a heavy study Bible without sagging so you can’t handle it.

No two covers are alike.  We add the dyes here, and your cover will be unique and beautiful.  For more examples of this leather, see our Leathers and Grains page, and click on “Hand-Dyed Goat.”

 

 

The 17th Century Country Parson Style Softcover

17th Century Country Parson Softcover

 

We also use this leather for our 16th Century Geneva and 17th Century Country Parson Historical styles.

 

 

 

 

Hand-Dyed Kangaroo

Kangaroo skin, hand-dyed to a dark brown finish

This leather makes a good “backpack” Bible.  It has one of the highest tensile strengths for leather on the market.  Easily tooled, but not easily torn, this leather may pick up a few stray marks here and there, but it will not wear out without a fight.  Available in medium to dark brown only, and for a medium to large size Bible.  Kangaroo is a special order leather and must be paid for in advance, but we’ll walk you through that process.

Hand-Dyed English Calfskin

Hand-Dyed and Antiqued English Calfskin

This leather is simple and rustic — hand-dyed and antiqued, but with a smooth grain. It can be blind-stamped and hand-tooled, as in the example below, of a hardcover compact Bible in light tan for a “law calf” look.  The colors in any hand-dyed product will vary.  Available in Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Tan,Saddle Tan (Left), or Mahogany.

 

Hardcover Bible in English calfskin with a light tan "law calf" look

For more pictures of this leather, see our Leathers and Grains page and click on the Hand Dyed Calf tab.

We also use this leather for our 18th Century Revivalist Historical style and with Western deco tooling for our American West III Specialty Style.  Check out this cool style here.

 

 

 

Soft-Tanned Goatskin

And here is a picture of how it looks to add antiquing to soft-tanned goatskin.  The first picture is the leather without the antiquing, and the second one is the leather with antiquing to bring out the natural grain a bit more.  Keep in mind that the shades of goatskin may vary.  This can also be done successfully with chocolate, and with a pearl color, for a look we’ve called “dirty pearl.”

Soft-tanned goatskin in tobacco

 

Dirty Pearl