Natural Exotics

International Merchants of Exotic Natural Products since 1992

1.800.206.6544

Minimum Order is $75.00

This website processes U.S. orders only. Please contact us for overseas orders. All orders ship from Niagara Falls, New York.

Note: We are in the process of moving our warehouse so our merchandise is located at two different locations. We will try our best to fulfill orders but there may be some delays. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Product of the USA
Genus and species: Bison bison. Ranch.
Assorted
Leather Type:
Commercial Brain Tanned
Material Type:
Real hide or leather
Please read the Note about Stock Types
Price: $9.99 per piece
    Order Code: 1302-5PP-0404 (L28)
    Availability: Variant
    Usually ships In 1 to 10 business days
    Availability Note: If we are Out of Stock or do not have enough of an item, please call or email us to confirm! Online quantities do not include merchandise that just arrived or may be enroute. If currently not available, we can also add you to our wish list to be notified when available.
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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 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 contact us by phone or email and we will let you know if we can cut more or create them to your specifications.

    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 a by-product of the food industry. The animals are not killed just for their hides.

    There are still some wild buffalo running around in northern Canada that are heavily protected. None of the buffalo we sell come from wild herds.

    A U.S. Fish & Wildlife export permit is required for all shipments outside of the United States.

    The smoked buffalo, deer, elk, and moose hides have a strong smell of wood smoke. This is considered to be a desirable trait by many customers, but can be overwhelming for people living in a small house or apartment. The smoke leaves creosote behind that binds with the fibers in the hide. This keeps the hide soft and flexible when wet and helps to preserve the hide, making this leather ideal for gloves and moccasins. The smoke will dissipate with time and use, but it can take years for most of the smell to leave.

    It is possible to remove much of the smoke smell by placing the hide in a tub and washing it with soap and water. The hide then needs to be tacked out on a piece of plywood so it does not wrinkle when drying. We do not offer this service for customers, so please consider undertaking this project before buying these hides if you are worried about the smell of smoke being too strong.

    If you like the color and want hides that have had much of the smoke smell removed, please let us know and we can offer this on a custom-order basis. It can take weeks to months to get specially prepared hides by the man who does the tanning.

    Should you be unhappy with your purchase, please let us know as soon as possible. You can return the hide in its original condition for credit. You pay shipping and insurance both ways. We do not accept the return of hides that have been cut, treated, altered, processed, or damaged after shipment to you.