These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather with a heavy weight around 9-10 oz. They are NOT splits. They are ideal for project where large continuous pieces are needed. The texture is rougher than deerskin or moosehide. The skin also stretches less than deerskin.
Good for making moccasins.
The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry.
Domesticated buffalo are not endangered.