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Calf Lace 1/8" x 50 yard: Dark Brown
Code: 297-C18x50DB (M9)
Price: $29.86
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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)
Price: $29.86
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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)
Price: $26.85
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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: Dark Brown
Code: 297-C332x50DB (M7)
Price: $26.85
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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)
Price: $26.85
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Availability: In Stock
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)
Price: $7.50
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Product of the USA Item #: 189-12-WH (L19) -

Our #1/#2 grade calf leather is of top quality. It may or may not have some minor flaws and holes on the sides, and they range in size from 30" to 40" long by 26" to 36" wide. 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 the meat industry.

Calf Leather: Garment: White (sq ft)
Code: 189-GAR-WH (L12)
Price: $7.75
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Product of the USA Item #: 189-GAR-WH (L12) -

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)
Price: $20.00
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Product of PHILIPPINES Item #: 1018-10-BR (P15) -

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)
Price: $7.50
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Product of the USA Item #: 870-4N (C9) -

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-Tanned Buffalo Leather (sq ft)
Code: 1302-50-AS (L9)
Price: $13.99
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-AS (L9) -

These quality buffalo leather hides are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These are whole hides with some holes, blemishes, and scratches on the leather. Most of these imperfections are near the side of the skin. They come in different sizes and shapes. Each piece is different. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as regular brain-tanned leather. Full hides average between 33 and 38 square feet, while half hides...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather Project Piece
Code: 1302-5PP-xxx
Price: $15.99-$119.99
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-5PP-xxx -

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 as supple as the traditional brain-tanned leather. We can also cut project pieces to order. If we do not have enough of a certain size in stock or if you want a size that we do not currently offer, please...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather Scraps (lb)
Code: 1302-50-SCRAP (L28)
Price: $10.00
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-SCRAP (L28) -

These are scrap leather from buffalo leather hides tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. They come in different sizes and shapes. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as the traditional brain-tanned leather. 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 hides we sell are...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather: Gallery Item
Code: 1302-50-G2013 (L12)
Price: $363.75
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-G2013 (L12) -

These quality buffalo leather hides are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These are whole hides with some holes, blemishes, and scratches on the leather. Most of these imperfections are near the side of the skin. They come in different sizes and shapes. Each piece is different. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as traditional brain-tanned leather. Full hides average between 33 and 38 square feet, while half hides...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather: Gallery Item
Code: 1302-50-G2450 (L12)
Price: $391.72
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-G2450 (L12) -

These quality buffalo leather hides are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These are whole hides with some holes, blemishes, and scratches on the leather. Most of these imperfections are near the side of the skin. They come in different sizes and shapes. Each piece is different. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as traditional brain-tanned leather. Full hides average between 33 and 38 square feet, while half hides...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather: Gallery Item
Code: 1302-50-G2451 (L12)
Price: $405.71
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-G2451 (L12) -

These quality buffalo leather hides are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These are whole hides with some holes, blemishes, and scratches on the leather. Most of these imperfections are near the side of the skin. They come in different sizes and shapes. Each piece is different. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as traditional brain-tanned leather. Full hides average between 33 and 38 square feet, while half hides...

Commercial Brain-Tanned Buffalo Leather: Gallery Item
Code: 1302-50-G2452 (L12)
Price: $349.75
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Product of the USA Item #: 1302-50-G2452 (L12) -

These quality buffalo leather hides are tanned using a method that emulates the traditional brain-tanning process. These are whole hides with some holes, blemishes, and scratches on the leather. Most of these imperfections are near the side of the skin. They come in different sizes and shapes. Each piece is different. These commercial brain-tanned hides have a smoky smell and are as supple as traditional brain-tanned leather. Full hides average between 33 and 38 square feet, while half hides...

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.