What Is Kangaroo Leather?

 

Kangaroo

Kangaroo native To Australia

 

Kangaroos are in abundance in Australia, the skins are very tough due to its cross link of fibres making it stronger than cow leather.

Kangaroos are increasing in numbers all the time, there are presently around 45 million in the world today.

Kangaroo skins are used a great deal in the motorbike industry for motorcycle clothing due to its strength and scuff resistant properties. The leather of kangaroos can be thinned to around 1mm thickness which is thinner than cow hide, this is due to its fibre structure being naturally very strong and very little fat on the animals, so the meat from kangaroos is very tasty due to very little fat content.

 

 

Kangaroo Leather Hide

Kangaroo Leather Hide

 

Kangaroo leather is predominantly chromium tanned and looks very similar to cow leather, but much stronger making it the perfect partner for motorcycle clothing, it’s difficult to tear or scuff so protects riders very well.

Care of kangaroo leather is identical to cow leather, cleaning with a tradition leather cleaner is advised and colouring can be done the same way as automotive leather.

Areas can be filled with a leather filler and areas can be painted with leather paints to restore and revive the colour from scuffs and scrapes.

It’s not just clothing that kangaroo leather is used for, shoes are also made from kangaroo leather as they provide an extremely strong soft supple leather for using on shoes and are very common in Australia.

 

 

Kangaroo Shoe Leather

Kangaroo Shoe Leather

 

Kangaroo souvenirs are very popular in Australia, they are found everywhere from kangaroo testicle pouches to hair on hide pouches to use as brushes to dust areas.

 

Kangaroo Testicle Pouch

 

Kangaroo Testicle Pouch

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