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Buffalo Leather: Tannery Run Black: 3-3.5 oz  (sq ft)
Code: 334-TR-BK3-AS (Y2D)
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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...

Buffalo Leather: Tannery Run Black: 3-3.5 oz: Gallery Item
Code: 334-TR-BK3-G4745 (9UK11)
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This is a piece of black buffalo leather. These buffalo skins are top grain leather and our nicest quality. The texture is rougher than deerskin or moosehide. The skin also stretches less than deerskin. Each piece is marked with its size. The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry. Domesticated buffalo are not endangered.

Buffalo Leather: Tannery Run Black: 3-3.5 oz: Gallery Item
Code: 334-TR-BK3-G4746 (9UK11)
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Product of CANADA or the USA Item #: 334-TR-BK3-G4746 (9UK11) -

This is a piece of black buffalo leather. These buffalo skins are top grain leather and our nicest quality. The texture is rougher than deerskin or moosehide. The skin also stretches less than deerskin. Each piece is marked with its size. The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry. Domesticated buffalo are not endangered.

Bundle Deersplit Leather: Prairie Gold (sq ft)
Code: 163-12-PG-AS (L20)
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The #1/#2 prairie gold deersplit leather is sold in bundles of 100 square feet. One random bundle had 31 pieces. You will be charged only for what you get. No returns on cut leather.

Calf Lace 1/8" x 50 yard: Black
Code: 297-C18x50BK (M9)
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Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Lace 1/8" x 50 yard: Dark Brown
Code: 297-C18x50DB (M9)
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Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Lace 1/8" x 50 yard: Saddle Tan
Code: 297-C18x50ST (M9)
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Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Lace 3/32" x 50 yard: Black
Code: 297-C332x50BK (M7)
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Price: $46.18
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Made in the USA Item #: 297-C332x50BK (M7) -

Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Lace 3/32" x 50 yard: Dark Brown
Code: 297-C332x50DB (M7)
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Price: $46.18
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Made in the USA Item #: 297-C332x50DB (M7) -

Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Lace 3/32" x 50 yard: Saddle Tan
Code: 297-C332x50ST (M7)
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Price: $46.18
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Made in the USA Item #: 297-C332x50ST (M7) -

Designed for leatherworkers, this premium-grade calfskin lace has a tight grain and a smooth glazed surface, making it easy to work with. It comes in two widths and is put up on 50-yard (150 foot) spools. The 3/32" spools weigh ~3.5-4.7 oz. The 1/8" spools weigh ~4.2-4.7 oz.There are no export controls for this item.

Calf Leather: #1/#2: White (sq ft)
Code: 189-12-WH (L19)
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Our #1/#2 grade calf leather is of top quality. It may or may not have some minor flaws and holes on the sides. The hides average 9.5 to 12 sq. ft., but may be slightly smaller or larger, and measures approximately 30" to 40" long by 26" to 36" wide down the middle.  Each piece is a different shape and size. The hides come in a nice white color, a result of a special tanning process. These are not bleached. Cows are not an endangered species. These are a by-product of...

Calf Leather: Garment: White (sq ft)
Code: 189-GAR-WH (L12)
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Our garment grade calf leather is of top quality. They come in a nice white color, a result of a special tanning process. These are not bleached.One 9 sq. ft. leather hide is measured to 29" long by 31.5" at its widest point.Cows are not an endangered species. These are a by-product of the meat industry.

Cane Toad Skin: Brown
Code: 1018-10-BR (P15)
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We work with a tannery in The Philippines that makes cane toad leather that is soft and supple. The skins are 3" to 3.5" long in the middle of the back and 6" to 6.5" wide across the middle. This is the same leather used in our cane toad purses.The toads are not endangered.A U.S. Fish & Wildlife export permit is required for all shipments outside of the United States.

Carp Skin
Code: 870-4N (C9)
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We have a limited supply of tanned common carp skins. No dye or finish has been applied. They are a creamy white color and have no scales. They look like a piece of leather and are soft and pliable. The skins measure 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm) long, 4" to 6" (10 to 15 cm) on the widest end, and 2" (5 cm) on the narrowest or tail end.

Commercial Brain- 12" x 15" Tanned Elk Leather Project Piece
Code: 1302-2PP-1215 (L10)
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The commercial brain-tanned elk leather pieces are available in different sizes. The project pieces come from quality elk leather hides that are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are supple. Elk are not an endangered species, and are not killed just for their skins. A U.S. Fish & Wildlife export permit is required for all shipments outside of the United States. ...

Commercial Brain- 12" x 16" Tanned Buffalo Leather Project Piece
Code: 1302-5PP-1216 (L28)
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The commercial brain-tanned buffalo leather pieces are available in different sizes. The project pieces come from quality buffalo leather hides that are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are supple. These buffalo come from ranching operations and are not endangered. They are not subject to CITES, but must be inspected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service for all imports or exports. The buffalo...

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.