Italian Vegetable Tan Strap Leather 3-5oz - Whole Side1680-428-100
Italian Vegetable Tan Strap Leather 3-5oz - Whole Side
(Whole Side 13-16 sf)
Product No. 1680-428-100
Nice, large vegetable tanned cow bellies at a very reduced price. Each hide averages 13-16 square feet (some may actually be bigger) which is big enough for most projects. Grain side is slightly darker than American veg hides and more supple. Its medium weight (4-5oz) makes it ideal for bags and/or knife sheaths. Takes tooling and dye very easily. Limited quantities so get yours today!
About Vegetable Tanning
Tanning with chemicals (tannins) from tree bark dates back thousands of years and has been used in America from early settlement through the present day. Tannins are generally referred to as "vegetable products" and this tanning makes leather very flexible, less water-soluble and more resistant to bacteria, thus giving it longer life and many desirable qualities. Because of its ability to retain shape, vegetable tanned leather readily accepts guide marks for stitching, can be molded, tooled, incised and otherwise decorated, as well as lending itself to uniform dyeing.
See related items below for other types of this leather, and our permanent spirit-based leather dye to create the desired color.