What Is Buffalo Leather?
The Buffalo historical range, by 9000 BCE
Buffalo leather is noticeably different to normal bovine leather. The skin structure is much coarser, and the pores are much larger.
Buffalo leather fibres are much thicker singular fibres, yet it’s still a strong and stable material.
Most buffalo hides are sold as aniline leather, so therefore are much more susceptible to staining, colour fading and dirt getting into the much bigger hair pores than traditional aniline leather or bovine leather.
This type of leather over time fades and colour can be lost if the proper care isn’t taken to maintain the colour.
Cleaning Buffalo hide isn’t like cleaning pigmented leather, it requires a natural leather cleaner called an Aniline Leather Cleaner. Cleaning must be done from each panel seam to seam to avoid staining marks appearing.
Protection for buffalo leather is essential, ensure this is protected on a regular basis to prolong its life and preserve the colour.
Buffalo leather is used in many sectors of the leather market, from car interiors to bags and furniture.
Buffalo hide car interior. This will require regular maintenance to stop stains.
Buffalo Motorbike trousers are used due to thickness and durability and protection.
Some Belts are made from Buffalo due to the strength and thickness required.
In a lot of cases this type of leather is left to age naturally and to gain its patina over time, with gaining different colours and looks, this makes this type of leather finish look unique and stunning as its ages, but is problematic keeping its cleaned correctly.
Protection is prevention with this type of leather, this will also ensure the leather is kept soft and supple at all times and stop it from drying out, its fully open to the elements and will absorb anything that gets on it, so using a protection cream is the perfect solution to keep this type of leather in the best shape possible.