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What Is Harness Leather Cow Hide?

To understand how to use harness leather, it’s helpful to know more about its characteristics. These traits include color, speckling, splits, stamping, and more. Listed below are some common characteristics of harness leather. Read on to learn more about these characteristics. If you’re interested in using harness leather in your horse gear, keep reading! You’ll be glad you did. This article will give you some important information to make your shopping experience easier.

Spew

The principal fibrous protein in the skin is collagen. It is used to make harness leather. Collar leather is a sub-division of harness leather. It is usually made of the split, light cattle hide that is used to cover horse collars. Colorado Steer is a type of side-branded steer hide. Combination-tanned leather contains two types of tanning materials, namely tallow, and wax. Cordovan is a type of leather that has a waxy finish and is highly durable.

Splits

Harness leather cowhide splits are made using a process known as splitting. During this process, the leather is roughly five to six millimeters thick. Splitting the hide evens out the differences in thickness. Shaved leather is never as tight throughout. Split leather is then fed through two cylinders with sharp blades and is pressed to a predetermined moisture level. After this process, it is ready for use.

Stamping

Stamping harness leather is a common form of decorative leather-making, and there are many reasons why it’s a good choice. Not only does it add decorative flair to your saddle, but it also enhances the functionality of your horse’s harness. To learn more about how to stamp harness leather, read on! Here are a few tips to get started. First of all, consider your budget. Cowhide leather can range in price from 15EUR or $15 per square foot to forty or $40 per square meter. That’s roughly $4 per square foot.

Color

If you’re shopping for harness leather, you’ll probably want to think about the type of cowhide used and the type of tan. Full-grain calf hide is the best choice for harness leather. This type of leather has an authentic aged look and hand. It also features a pull-up effect that enhances its use. Typically, cowhides are tanned in Italy. To maintain the color and look of this material, you should clean and protect it every year.

Durability

Cowhides vary in quality depending on climate and genetics. Animals living in warm climates have more abrasive environments and more wrinkles, while cows living in cold climates have fewer insects and no abrasives. Certain breeds of cows have thicker skin and protective hair, which contribute to their high-quality hides. Leather produced from cow hides can withstand extreme conditions.

Price

There are two main types of harness leather, bridle, and English bridle leather. The first is made of cow hides, while the latter is made from U.S. steer hides. Although the two are not equal in quality, English bridle leather is ideal for strapping, belting, wallets, and other uses. This kind of leather is firm at room temperature and softens with age. It has excellent weather resistance and minimal stretch.

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