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post #11 of 15 Old 04-21-2010, 04:12 PM
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Yep to all the above - the type of animal, the area of the hide and the process used will all impact the final product.
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-21-2010, 06:14 PM
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The really good thing is, is that the animal is not bred for the leather or killed for the skin, well certainly not from the company we use, the skins are a bye product or waste so to speak and dependent on the lifestyle of the animal depends on scarring etc and then the rest is down to the tannery:).
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-21-2010, 07:49 PM
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Hey, I have a question too you don't mind. How much does it really hurt leather to get wet? Nobody I know thinks twice about wearing a leather jacket in the rain.
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-21-2010, 08:22 PM
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There's a fad around here about calfskin, which I just love. You can feel the difference, it has more of a stick to it and is more soft. I have a calfskin dressage saddle and it feels different from a standard leather one.

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post #15 of 15 Old 04-23-2010, 06:06 AM
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Leather does not like getting wet. We wet the leather when we emboss or when bending the leather. What you tend to find is that leather when wet grows and shrinks and over time the shape changes. This why it is a must that you treat your leather items with love:) a bit like you would a good pair of shoes When we make any horse wear we always apply a water resistent coating which brings the leather to a high shine. But you still need to treat the leather, left un-treated the leather will crack and look not soooo good. Hope this helps hun xx
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