If by Rudyard Kipling engraved leather heirloom gift


The perfect gift for your son becoming a man

If by Rudyard Kipling is a traditional gift given to boys on milestone birthdays indicating the coming of age. Start a family heirloom with a gift that can be handed down through generations with this leather engraved poem.

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A traditional gift for boys becoming men. This inspirational quote by Rudyard Kipling is laser engraved and hand cut that will stand the test of time.

” If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

Rudyard Kipling – circa 1895


Leather art is available as 8×10, or 11×14 inches and either unframed or framed in a dark brown wood frame.  No glass is provided as leather needs air to breathe.


We cut pieces of leather from full hides of leather. Made in the USA and humanely sourced as a by-product of the food industry, they are natural and environmentally friendly.

Because our tannery is located in Pennsylvania (our home state), this cuts down on emissions and allows us to do our part on sourcing local and working to protect the environment.

Learn more about the leather on our FAQ page.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 1 in
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