For your convenience, skins are already pared to .6-.75 mm. This represents a cost-saving to many people as the leather will not need to be further pared.
Smooth Historical Goat is produced by Siegel from goatskins that have not been stripped in tanning and have had no grain manipulation or embossing to conform with requirements set down in the Report of the Society of Arts’ Committee on Bookbinding. This is a proprietary product of our company
We call this “Historical” because we use techniques in producing this leather that 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 lightweight 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 affect the longevity properties of the leather.
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 finished with a 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 a minimum order.
Edition orders are welcome.
The leather is priced per skin. Grade #1 skins will have no defects within 1 1/2″ of an edge, Grade #2 will have defects that 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