Epica specializes in the finest Italian distressed leather journals, photo albums and specialty books. Some people are not familiar with what distressed leather 'should' look like so we've some information here.
You'll notice many of our product descriptions include the line, "signature distressed solid leather construction, subtle inconsistent color marbling and scarring with handcrafted abrasions."
They are never scratches or actual damage to the book done by human hands. Rather it is just a natural characteristic of leather that has not been combed over and intended to look flawless.
We're going for perfection in its natural state, while emphasizing beauty in the differences and uniqueness of our craft. All of these abrasions or scarring from the hide make each piece unique. And while you may receive an item that has little or none of the above markings, it's important to know that it is a natural part of our Italian journal making process.
We hope this helps in some small way.