Oil tanned leather is one of our number one sellers. Its beautiful cowhide leather that lends to a rugged feeling when you use it.
- Are you manufacturing? Bulk Sides come in pallets of approximately 1000 sq ft.
- Are you making a product where you want to make sure you get the same color over and over, then check out Stock Hides consistent leather that you can count on.
- Love working with oil tanned leather but don’t need a full hide? Project Pieces are the same leather but in smaller sizes, generally 4-9 sq ft.
- Want to experiment with a variety of colors, look no further than Scrap. The more you get the better variety you will receive.
Oil Tanned leather is a strong and workable leather that can be used to make products rugged enough to stand up to the outdoors or sleek and stylish enough to make high-end bags and shoes.
Oil tan leather has a semi-soft and semi-flexible temper and due to the oil finish of the leather its durability, water resistant properties and its rustic look is unmatched. For this reason oil tan is commonly referred to as “Boot Leather” due to the high quality boots that are made using it by popular brands. On average hides come in a smooth 4-5 ounce thickness which is perfect durability for work boots.
The utility of this leather is not just limited to boots, it’s also great for journals, wallets, backpacks, satchels and chaps. Some oil tan leathers will have a pull-up which means when the leather is pulled or stretched a lighter color can appear giving it a rustic look and put an emphasis on bends, folds or creases. This wonderful leather will be available in many colors and sizes so you can find the perfect piece for your project.
Oil tan is easy to treat with leather care products that can be applied with a sponge, rag or just simply with the tip of your finger. Through heavy use, rugged terrain and high moisture areas your oil tanned products will stand the test of time with proper care.