LEATHER HIDES & SKINS

UNDYED LEATHERS

NATURAL VEG TAN GOATSKIN KANGAROO

 

DYED LEATHERS

VEG TAN SHOULDERS UPHOLSTERY HIDES NAPPA (SHEEP) SADDLERY / BRIDLE
CLOTHING SUEDE SPLIT SUEDE KID LINING COWHIDE SPLIT
HAIR ON SKINS PIGSKIN HORSEHIDE METALLIC
PATENT

 

For an explanation of terms, approximate sizes and cuts see the Technical info page.

Small samples are available on request.

Suitability for a particular use is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Note: Cut skins are not returnable so please check your leather thoroughly when it arrives and before starting work on it.

Note: Price shown per square foot is when buying the whole piece of leather.
Smaller pieces of leather sold by the square foot are Here.

 

THE DIFFERENT CUTS OF LEATHER

Some leather is sold as the entire hide or skin and others are sold by different 'cuts' or areas.

 

UNDYED (NATURAL) TOP GRAIN VEG TAN LEATHERS

AKA 'tooling leather' these vegetable tanned skins are the top layer of the animal skin.

Undyed veg tan is the classic blank canvas for leatherwork - it has no surface treatment so is suitable for dyeing, carving, embossing and wet molding work.

Tanned without any dye these skins are naturally a pale beige colour.

UNDYED VEG TAN - SHOULDERS & BUTTS > COW

The thinner shoulders are good for small components, bag and case making.

Thicker shoulders are the perfect length for sturdy quality handcrafted belts.

A cowhide butt is considered the strongest part of a hide and with sizes around 4 ft by 4½ ft offers good cutting efficiency with little waste.

Order Code Type Thickness

Hide Size ft²

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
111
Shoulders
1.8 - 2 mm
12 to 16
£5.83
(£7.00)
147
Shoulders - Luca
2 - 2½ mm
12 to 16
£6.88
(£8.25)
134
Shoulders - Segovia
3 - 3½ mm
15 to 19
£7.08
(£8.50)
142
Italian whole butts
2 - 2.2 mm
18 to 22
£6.25
(£7.50)
143
Italian half butts
2 - 2.2 mm
9 to 11
£6.25
(£7.50)
138
Italian whole butts
3½ - 4 mm
18 to 22
£6.79
(£8.15)
139
Italian half butts
3½ - 4 mm
9 to 11
£6.79
(£8.15)

UNDYED VEG TAN - SIDES > COW

Kip (small cows) sides are used to make purses and bookmarks and falconers use it for hoods and jesses.

Rio sides are from South America and will bear occasional scars and brands - useful where a leather with more character is required.

Sides are also ideal where extra long straps (70 inches and over) are required.

Order Code Type Thickness

Hide Size ft²

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
038G
Kip sides
1.2 - 1.4 mm
15 to 20
£3.67
(£4.40)
140
Rio sides - standard
0.8 - 1.2 mm
20 to 30
£3.67
(£4.40)
141
Rio sides - softened
0.8 - 1.2 mm
20 to 30
£3.67
116
Rio sides
1.2 - 1.6 mm
20 to 30
£3.96
(£4.75)
122
Rio sides
1.8 - 2 mm
20 to 30
£4.08
(£4.90)
117
Rio sides
2 - 2.4 mm
20 to 30
£4.17
(£5.00)
118
Rio sides
2.8 - 3.2 mm
20 to 30
£4.67
(£5.60)

UNDYED VEG TAN - GOATSKIN

Our goat skin is flexible and strong - a good all rounder for wallets and leather goods.

Sold by the full skin.

Order Code Type Thickness

Hide Size ft²

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
070
Undyed natural vegetable tan Goatskin
1 - 1.1 mm
5 to 7
£3.00
(£3.60)

UNDYED VEG TAN - EXTRA THICK > COW

We also stock a range of soling bends which are an extra thick undyed veg tan butt (5 to 5.5 mm).

This is a very firm leather generally used for shoe soles but could also be used where very thick belts or straps are required.

UNDYED VEG TAN > KANGAROO

We keep a small stock of veg tan Kangaroo hides - see SP2262. Sold by the full hide.
One of the strongest leathers around.

 

PRE-DYED LEATHERS

PRE DYED VEG TAN - SHOULDERS > COW

The 112 shoulders are good for bag and case making.

The 033 shoulders are perfect for quality handcrafted belts and straps.

Order Code Decription Thickness Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
112

Dye thru veg tan shoulder - Thin

Hide size range: 9 to 11 sq ft

Available in:

Black, Brown, Grey, Tan & Whiskey
1.8 - 2 mm
£8.00
(£9.60)
033

Dye thru European veg tan shoulder - Thick

Hide size range: 12 to 16 sq ft

Available in:

Black, Brown, Dark Brown & Tan
3 to 3.5 mm
£9.25
(£11.10)

OTHER COW SIDES & HIDES

A selection of attractive and versatile leathers suitable for many products, including upholstery, clothing, bootmaking, handbags, luggage, and small leathergoods of all types.

Trail sides have a 'pull-up' finish giving an interesting colour variation in the leather.

Nevada has an attractively rugged finish showing the animals natural scars and brands. These also have some pull-up in the tannage which adds to their 'lived-in' appearance.

Order Code Type Colours & Size

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
108
Trail sides (waxy pull-up)

Dark Brown & Black

Hide size: 20 to 28 square feet
2 - 2.2 mm
£3.96
(£4.75)
127
Undyed chrome sides

Light Grey

Hide size: 15 to 25 square feet

Full hides available on request.
0.9 - 1.1 mm
£2.42
(£2.90)
132
"Nevada" cowhides

Black, Chestnut & Brown

Hide size: 20 to 25 square feet

Available as sides on request.
1.2 - 1.4 mm
£4.62
(£5.55)

PRE-DYED VEG TAN > HORSEHIDE

A selection of pre-dyed glossy black veg tan Horsehide - order code SP2255 at £3.25 (£3.90) per sq ft.

Approx. 22 sq ft per hide - very nice finish & drape for clothing, bags and small leathergoods.

SADDLERY & BRIDLE LEATHER

Traditionally made bridle leather this is hand curried, stuffed with oils and heavily waxed (this buffs off with a cloth).

Only the best hides are selected to be made into bridle leather so this is a premium quality product.

Suitable for horse reins / harness / tack as well as luxury straps and belts. Develops a lovely patina with use.

Avaialable as a whole butt (a pair) or a half butt (half a pair).

A half butt is approx. 66" by 24".

Order Code Type Colours Thickness Price
(inc VAT)
011
Bridle Butts (per pair)
Black & Havana
(Dark Brown)
3.5 - 4 mm
£400.00
(£480.00)
011
Bridle Butts (per ½ pair)
3.5 - 4 mm
£208.33
(£250.00)

KID LINING LEATHER > GOAT

Known as Kid or Morocco this leather is well known for strength and durability.

Popular with bookbinders and makers of small goods such as wallets. The close grain means it can be cut very thin and still retain its strength.You could also use it for chair seats.

Ideal for shoe linings, wallets, book bindings - anywhere that a strong, thin leather is required.

Hide size 4 to 7 sq ft

Order Code

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
105
Available in:

Black, Navy, Red, Linen, Medium Brown, Brown, Green & White
0.7 - 0.9 mm
£2.67
(£3.20)

SPLIT LEATHER - BUTTS > COW

Split leathers are made by splitting a veg tan hide into two sheets. The lower sheet has a rough surface which is smoothed over with a heavy layer of pigment.

The 2.6 - 2.8 mm split butt is a classic material in the belt trade - at roughly 4.5 ft square a split butt is ideal for sturdy straps and offers good cutting efficiency with minimal waste.

The range of colours and wipe clean surface also make split a popular choice for fetish wear.

Hide size 18 to 23 sq ft

Order Code Type Colours

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
148
Dyed-Thru full butts


Black, Dark Brown, Mid Brown, Red, White, Purple & Navy
2.6 - 2.8 mm
£4.50
(£5.40)


SPLIT SUEDE > COW

These suedes are made by splitting a hide into two sheets. The lower sheet has a rough surface but a velvety nap is raised by buffing. It normally has a nap on both sides but the tanner pays more attention to one side and this is regarded as the "right side".

This is a strong material with a wide variety of uses. The lighter weights are used for clothing soft bags and belts. The heavier grades are used for riding chaps and shoes.

Hide size 12 to 19 sq ft

Order Code Colours

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
088


Dark Brown, Brown, Sand, Black, Olive, Stone Awaiting restock, Red, Fuchsia, Tan, Purple & Blue
1.4 - 1.6 mm
£3.54
(£4.25)

PIGSKIN LEATHER

Intended for use on the suede side but the back is usually clean enough to use as a leather too - a definite best of both.

Hide size on current batch is around 15 sq ft and over.

Order Code Colours

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
087
Black, Dark Brown, Whiskey, Honey & Natural
0.6 - 0.8 mm
£2.08
(£2.50)

CLOTHING WEIGHT LEATHERS


CLOTHING SUEDE > PIGSKIN

Pigskin suede comes in larger pieces than sheep nappa and has a wonderful drape - suitable for all fashion garments.

Hide size: 14 to 19 sq ft

Order Code Colours Thickness Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
102
Approx.
0.6 mm
£2.33
(£2.80)

CLOTHING TOP GRAIN > NAPPA (SHEEP)

This is a smooth clothing leather made from sheepskin. Nappa is highly regarded for its soft pliable touch, making it suitable for skirts and soft jackets.

The wide range of colours makes it very useful for fashion and design use.

Hide size 8 to 12 sq ft

Order Code Type Colours

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
072
Sheep nappa
0.6 - 0.8 mm
£3.54
(£4.25)

CLOTHING COWHIDE

The strongest clothing leather. The skin size gives greater cutting efficiency and the length enables a pair of trousers to be made without joins at the knee.

0.6/0.8 mm is suitable for fashion garments, 0.9/1.1 mm is used for heavier clothing such as a mans jacket, and 1.2/1.4 is a suitable weight for motorcycle leathers.

Hide size 19 to 25 sq ft

Order Code Type Colours

Thickness

Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
017
Cow sides brazillian
Available in:

Black, Dark Brown, White, & Red
0.6 - 0.8 mm
£2.83
(£3.40)
018
Cow sides (brazilian)

Black
0.9 - 1.1 mm
£2.75
(£3.30)
019
Cow sides (brazilian)

Black & White
1.2 - 1.4 mm
£2.96
(£3.55)

METALLIC FINISH LEATHERS > PIGSKIN

Made by bonding metal foil to a pigskin base. The weight is suitable for clothing but as a luxury material this is not guaranteed to be dry cleanable and not machine washable.

Stocked in Gold, Silver, Old Gold, Old Silver and Pink.

Hide size 12 to 16 sq ft

Order Code Type Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
024

Metallic foiled pigskin

Silver, Gold, Old Silver & Old Gold
£2.58
(£3.10)

PATENT LEATHERS

This leather has a high gloss artificial surface applied - very shiny!

062 hide size - 15 to 25 sq ft
063 hide size - 9 to 15 sq ft

Order Code Type Thickness Price / ft²
(inc VAT)
062

Sides - Black
1 - 1.5 mm
£2.96
(£3.55)
063

Clothing weight - Black, red, white
0.6 - 0.8 mm
£2.42
(£2.90)

Available in an extensive range of colours and finishes to pick from in both domestic grade and Crib 5 (commerical grade fireproofing) versions.

As a special order item these do require a £50 deposit per skin before we can place the order (conditions apply). We can usually have these delivered in store within a few days of ordering.

Hide sizes: 40 to 55 square feet

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