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~4.5-5 oz Heavy Tannery Run #1 Sheep Leather: Prairie Gold (sq ft)
Price: $3.00
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Product of CANADA Item #: 588-TR1-PG5 -

These 4.5-5 oz. heavy tannery run sheep leather hides range in size from 7 to 12 sq. ft. (Please note that sheep leather is not shaved to specific weights so the given weight is approximate.)Tannery run leather did not undergo shaving or splitting, which means the leather was in its natural state when it went through the tanning process. The tannery run #1 grade hides are clean and are a good quality throughout. There are few holes or imperfections such as scratch marks that are mostly on the...

2 - 2.5 oz Craft Grade Sheep Leather: Black (sq ft)
Price: $7.95
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Item #: 588-20-BK -

The sheep leather hides range in size from 6 to 12 sq. ft. This is craft grade leather so expect some holes and flaws. Sheep leather has two layers to it and is much easier to sew than deerskin or most other leathers as the needle goes through the hide much easier. Sheep are not an endangered species. The leather is a by-product of the food industry.

2-3 oz Cow Leather: Various Colors (sq ft)
Price: $4.25
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Item #: 189-23-Gxx -

These are irregularly shaped cow leather pieces ideal for making handbags and other small craft projects. The 2 to 3 oz. (~0.8 to 1.2 mm thick) cow leather ranges in size from 7 to 17 sq. ft. and averages 14 to 15 sq. ft. The black cow leather comes in heavier weights and range in size from 15 to 21.5 sq. ft. Please call us to confirm availability before ordering.

2.5-3 oz Deertanned Cow Leather: Prairie Gold (sq ft)
Price: $7.75
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Product of CANADA Item #: 1215-20-PG2 -

This is cow leather that has been tanned to be soft like deer leather. These are bigger, cleaner pieces with fewer flaws than real deerskin. Each hide is marked with its total square footage. They range in size from 21 to 30.75 sq. ft. We can usually select either smaller or larger pieces according to your wishes. We will not, however, cut hides to specific dimensions.The piece of Prairie Gold leather that is pictured at the top is 21 sq. ft. and measures 86" long, 26.75" across the top, 34.5"...

3 - 4 oz Craft Grade Sheep Leather: White (sq ft)
Price: $5.95
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Item #: 588-20-WH -

The sheep leather hides range in size from 6 to 12 sq. ft. This is craft grade leather so expect some holes and flaws. Sheep leather has two layers to it and is much easier to sew than deerskin or most other leathers as the needle goes through the hide much easier. Sheep are not an endangered species. The leather is a by-product of the food industry.

3 oz Horse Leather: Black (sq ft)
Price: $6.00
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Product of CANADA Item #: 1106-20-BK3 -

This is 3 oz. horse butt leather that is polished with no coating. Each hide is marked with its total square footage. They range in size from 1.75 to 5.25 sq. ft. We can usually select either smaller or larger pieces according to your wishes. We will not, however, cut hides to specific dimensions. They are suitable for making gloves.Horses are not an endangered species and are not subject to CITES controls.

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run 1 Buffalo Leather: Prairie Gold (sq ft)
Price: $8.75
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Product of CANADA Item #: 334-TR1-PG3 -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo leather is sold by the hide. Each hide is marked with its size. The natural hides average...

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Black (sq ft)
Price: $10.00
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-BK3 -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather. The buffalo leather is sold by the hide. Each hide is marked with its size. The natural hides...

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural (sq ft)
Price: $8.50
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3 -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo leather is sold by the hide. Each hide is marked with its size. The natural hides average...

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural: Piece: Gallery Item
Price: $76.25
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3-GP01A -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry....

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural: Piece: Gallery Item
Price: $51.25
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3-GP01B -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry....

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural: Piece: Gallery Item
Price: $47.50
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3-GP01C -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry....

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural: Piece: Gallery Item
Price: $46.25
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3-GP01D -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry....

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Natural: Piece: Gallery Item
Price: $70.00
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-3-GP01E -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather.The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry....

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Buffalo Leather: Tobacco (sq ft)
Price: $9.50
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Product of USA or CANADA Item #: 334-TR-TB3 -

These buffalo skins are full grain or top grain leather. 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. The tannery run skins are a mix of grades. They are not flawless and expect some holes and/or flaws. The 3 to 3.5 ounce skins are a garment-weight leather. The buffalo leather is sold by the hide. Each hide is marked with its size. The natural hides...

3-3.5 oz Tannery Run Moose Leather: Black (sq ft)
Price: $9.50
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Product of CANADA Item #: 164-TR-BK3 -

The moose hide leather is sold by the hide. We do not cut hides to specific dimensions. If you are making your own moccasins, you will need at least five square feet of leather. Please let us know if you need a smaller or larger hide and we will try to find the closest size for you. See below for grading notes and pictures. We recommend using needles that are specifically used for leather, such as our Glovers' Needles.

Type of Leather

Fullgrain leather is not sanded, buffed, or snuffed to remove natural marks and imperfections on the surface of the hide. The grain remains which gives more strength and durability to the leather. It has breathability resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a natural patina over time. It is commonly used for high quality leather furniture and footwear.

Topgrain leather is the outer surface layer with the inner layer separated away. It is thinner and more pliable than fullgrain leather. Its surface is sanded and finished which results in a colder, plastic feel with less breathability. It does not develop a natural patina like fullgrain leather. It has a greater resistance to stains as long as the finish remains unbroken. It is used to make high end leather products.

Split leather is leather created from the fibrous part of the hide after the topgrain is removed. The remaining drop split can be further split into a middle split and a flesh split. In thick hides, the middle split can further separated into layers until the thickness prevents further splitting. Split leather then has an artificial layer applied to the surface of the split and is embossed with a leather grain. Splits are also used to create suede.

Suede leather is made from the underside of the skin or splits. It has a napped finish that is fuzzy/shaggy. Suede is less durable than fullgrain and top grain because it does not have the tough outer layer. Its softness, thinness, and pliability make it suitable for clothing and delicate uses. Its textured nature makes it quickly absorb liquids.


Leather Grades

These grades are general industry standards. Each tannery may use definitions that vary slightly from the industry standard.

Garment Leather: Beautiful leather is soft and supple and available in consistent colors with few marks or holes, roughly equivalent to Grade 1.

Glove Leather: Term covering two distinct classes: 

  1. Leather used for dress gloves, including those for street, riding, and sportswear. Tanned predominately from hair sheep, wool sheep, and lamb skins and to a lesser degree from deer, pig, goat, and kid skins
  2. Leather used for utilitarian or work gloves and made of a variety of hides and skins, of which the most important are horsehides, cowhide splits, calfskins, sheepskins, and pigskins.

Lining Leather: Any lightweight leather used for making linings which includes sheep, lamb, kid, goat, cattle, calf, kip and splits. More likely to have flaws: - healed scratches and scars - barbed wire marks - stretch and vein marks, resulting from age and movement - age wrinkles - marks from branding, especially visible on South American hides - insect bites 

  • A Grade (1): These are near perfect hides, allows for 1-2 small defects in the prime cutting areas and 3-4 defects across the rest of the hide.
  • B Grade (2): These can have 3 or 4 defects in the prime cutting area and some small holes in areas that are not prime cutting areas.
  • C Grade (3): These hides have damage, waste or large color variation.
  • Reject/Utility: These are hides with significant damage, markings, and holes.