[CS-FSLUG] TruTone vs. Leather

Jon Glass jonglass at usa.net
Sat Aug 2 01:24:40 CDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:
>        I was going to do the genuine leather for $3 more, but the TruTone in
> the pictures has nice stitching and actually looks a bit prettier, I
> think. Very superficial I know. I do like the way leather Bibles wear
> and work as far as being held for preaching/teaching, though. They fit
> more organically than a hardcover and wear better than either hard
> covers or paperbacks.

If the "genuine" leather Bible is bonded leather, get the TrueTone.
Bonded leather is made of leather, but is all these little bits and
pieces (pulp, really) ground up and glued together. TrueTone will be
much more durable. I have a little TrueTone Bible that my children
adore, and would all want to use, were it not that they prefer the KJV
and it's ESV. :-)

TrueTone is kind of like bonded leather, but it's some form of rubber
or plastic that's ground up, and then fused. It is very grippable in
the hand (feels very nice), and quite durable--used in childrens
Bibles a lot, I believe. Plus, because it's synthetic, it can come in
multiple colors and multi-tones. It can also be made to have a rather
aged, classic look (My ESV is one of those).

IMO, if you are looking at bonded leather, or TrueTone, I would
consider the TrueTone unless you really prefer the look of the bonded

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
<jonglass at usa.net>

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