Leather 101's

  • What is oil tanned leather?

    What is oil tanned leather?

    Oil tanned leather is one of the most popular tannages in the leatherworking world. It is a strong and workable leather; commonly used to make products rugged enough to stand up to the outdoors. Not only is it a strong leather, but it is also sleek and stylish enough to make high end bags, shoes, and boots! 
  • What is Deerskin Leather?

    What is Deerskin Leather?

    Deerskin leather has long been ingrained within North American history. Native Americans tanned deer hides through a method of smoking them with woodsmoke. These hides were called buckskin and were used for clothing, pouches and a whatever soft leather was desired for.
  • What Is Bridle Leather?

    What Is Bridle Leather?

    Bridle Leather is a traditional vegetable tanned leather that has both the flesh and grain side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax. This gives the leather an ultra-smooth appearance, both back and front. It also creates a softer, more pliable leather than veg tanning alone.
  • What is Vegetable Tanned Leather?

    What is Vegetable Tanned Leather?

    Vegetable tanning has been around since ancient times with records of the process being found in scrolls dating back to ancient Egypt! Hides produced from this process tends to be stiff, but flexible allowing for many applications.
  • Brain Tanned Leather: What is it and how do you use it?

    Brain Tanned Leather: What is it and how do you use it?

    Leather tanning is a process almost as old as human civilization itself! One of the oldest methods still in use is brain tanning. So what exactly is it?
  • Waterproof Vs Water Resistant

    Waterproof Vs Water Resistant

    Believe it or not, there is a difference between these two.