Lately I have not updated as often as I usually do because this beauty has mainly stayed on my desk. I am now working on translations so I don’t need it for bookings and I don’t carry it around for about 12kms per day like I usually do. I will go back to my regular schedule from the beginning of August when Sweden comes back from its summer jollidays.
So I don’t think there is more wear on it than the last time I did an update, though it may be a smidge darker.
The original project was to use an undyed binder for six months so Van Der Spek customers who wanted to try this leather could see exactly how it wore and aged with constant use. The six-month period was up long ago but I still have no desire to move out of it, even though I am heading for almost 9 months in one binder, which is practically unheard of for me. This binder has developed and formed itself to me like no other. Its design is perfect, the size is exactly what I need and the leather has taken on personality and character like no other leather, because it marks and changes so easily. The patina is absolutely beautiful and will only get better with time.