Hermann Oak® Leather Co.
Hermann Oak® Leather Co. found its beginning when Lewis Charles Hermann started tanning leather in St. Louis, Missouri in 1881 to serve the local harness trade. Three more generations of Hermanns have followed in Lewis’s footsteps to bring the finest vegetable leathers to market. Starting with prime grade heavy native steer hides, Hermann Oak® produces a variety of leathers, each specifically suited for its end use. Herman Oak’s tanning process has not changed much through the years. They still use the finest natural tree bark in their tanning liquors for richness and texture. The leather is soaked in ground-vats until it is firm, strong and tight-fibered. Hermann Oak’s technicians hand-work each side for a smooth, consistent, even-colored piece of leather. You’ll appreciate the quality that comes from over 130 years of experience.