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 between 18 square feet and 28 square feet or larger. We can usually select either small, medium, or large hides according to your wishes. We will not, however, cut hides to measure or select just the best hides.
The buffalo are not killed just for the hides. The hides are a by-product of the meat industry.
Domesticated buffalo are not endangered.