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For your convenience, skins are already pared to .6-.75 mm. This represents a cost savings to many people as leather will not need to be further pared.
We call this “Historical” because we use techniques in producing this leather which do not involve plating and/or grain manipulation to attain this smooth grain, which is almost calf-like. These production methods require flawless raw stock as virtually every grain flaw is exaggerated with our production techniques. NO OPAQUE FINISHES which hide defects. History has shown that mechanical plating or glazing damages the epidermis of the leather, shortening its lifetime. The grain of the SHG is not enhanced by plating or glazing. Skins are specially picked to be light weight AND very square for excellent cutting.
For some of our products, such as this one, we purchase the skins in the “hair”. We have control over the de-hairing process, tanning and finishing which all effect the longevity properties of the leather .
As our skins are purchased in the hair, they are not from EI Goats, which are only available in the crust. This gives us more control of all of the processes.
This goatskin is almost as smooth as calfskin and is very popular with bookbinders.
A special selection is made of fine-grained skins. The skins are drum dyed and treated with a very light pigment coat to give a uniform color. There is no covering of defects. The grain is completely natural. The tannage is 100% vegetable, of course. IMPORTANT: There is no opaque finish to cover defects. All of the natural grain is apparent which requires skins with excellent grain selection.
This leather, like all of our products has an unconditional satisfaction guarantee.
Substance 0.60-0.75 mm
Custom colors on request with minimum order.
Edition orders are welcome.
The leather is priced per skin. Grade #1 skins will have no defects within 1 1/2″ of any edge, Grade #2 will have defects which prevents the entire hide from being cut as one large, rectangular panel. Each skin allows for cutting minimum pattern sizes of 11 x17, or larger.
30-39 sq dm = 3.22-4.20 sq ft
40-49 sq dm = 4.31-5.27 sq ft
50-59 sq dm = 5.38-6.35 sq ft
60-69 sq dm = 6.46-7.43 sq ft