How Well Do You Know Your Leather?
Know Your Leather
Leather is a natural product so every hide will be different, no two hides will be the same, it’s just not possible.
Each hide will have its own range of markings, thicknesses, variations and tone and its own unique shape.
Skins vary in sizes greatly depending on where the animal is from and what parts are good and if anything must be removed that’s too badly damaged.
As a guide this will help you to get a better understanding of what’s what and what’s used.
Skin sizes can vary in size from 40 to 60 plus square feet.
Different parts of the hides are used for different market sectors.