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What Part of the Cow Hide is Water Well?

So, you’re looking for leathers and you’re wondering: “What part of the cowhide is a water well?” You’ve come to the right place. Listed below are the main types of cowhide leathers: Water wells, Rough out-steer, Top-grain, and Full-grain. Which one should you get? We’ll break them down step-by-step, and explain the difference between the three types.

Rough-out steer

Rough-out steer leather is a variation of full-grain cowhide. This type of leather is more porous, making it a good choice for boots, but requires special care to keep it clean and free of mud and drying ingredients. The best way to clean rough-out steer leather is to scrub it with a brass suede brush. Silicone treatments are available for some rough-out leather, but the overall look of these boots will be the same.


There are several benefits of full-grain leather, which is a more expensive type of leather. Its natural color and texture are preserved, as the grain is not sanded down. Its tight fibers make it very durable and resist moisture very well. This type of leather also develops a beautiful patina over time. This means that it will last for many years with proper care.

Top-grain steer

Top grain leather is a type of cowhide made by splitting the animal skin. This process is done when the hide is too thick to work with. It is then cut horizontally into layers, with each layer offering different characteristics. Some layers are harder and more durable while others are more uniform. The topmost surface is then sanded or buffed. Top-grain leather is much thinner than full-grain leather, making it easier to work with. The downside is that top-grain leather stretches and will not hold its shape for long periods of time.


Sheepskin leather is an extremely durable material and it resists static electricity. It also attracts perspiration, injecting it into the fibers. Sheepskin leather can be incredibly durable and it comes in a wide range of colors, from dark brown to tan, white, black, and brown. The oldest color in existence is brown, and it is the most commonly used. It is important to keep the leather protected from damage by using a leather protectant solution.


This water-well-specific cowhide is a natural product. During the dry season, it is possible to get daytime temperatures as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The climate is extremely dry, with a lack of clouds and hot, dry winds from the northeast, known as harmattan. This climate is also known for its long dry season, which lasts from April to June. The wet season follows when the temperatures reach the mid-80sF.

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