Smoke Commercial Brain Tanned Elk

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Description

Our commerical brain tanned hides have every characteristic of fully and naturally brain tanned leather. They will have a strong bonfire smell.

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Leather Information

  • Style of Leather: Brain Tanned Elk
  • Color: Smoke
  • Square Feet: 16-32 SF
  • Thickness: 3 - 8 OZ (1.2 - 3.2 MM)
  • Temper: Soft
  • Finish: Natural Matte
  • Tannage: Commercially Brain Tanned
  • Blemishes: These hides are from wild elk so most hides will have bullet holes, arrow holes, scars and scratches

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Please Note

  • These hides have every characteristic of fully brain tanned leather.  They will have a strong bonfire smell.
  • These hides will have natural edges and blemishes as they are wild elk.
  • This leather cannot be sold outside of the United States.

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Why Brain Tanned?

Brain tanned hides are the only hides that can become wet and dry without losing their softness and flexibility.   Most leather will stiffen and lose pliability.

When a hide is smoked, the non-water-soluble oil in the smoke bonds with the water-soluble oil in the hide, making all of it non-water-soluble.  The smoke then provides lubrication to the fingers within the hide, which is what keeps the leather soft.