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LEATHER





 Getting to Know the Different Cuts  leather Strap Yield Chart

                                                                                                Note: on an average 35"
                                                                                                wide side, (shown at left)
                                                                                      10"
                                                                                                there are approximately
                                                  8'                                  20"       10" from which you can   All About leAther
                                                                                                get 8' long straps and
                                                                                                approximately 20" from
               35"                                7'                                            which you can get 7' long
                                                                                                straps (please note: 20"
                                                                                                also includes 10" from
                                                                                                which you get 8' straps).
                                    Approximate Strap Yield for Sides, Backs, Double Backs and Double Shoulders
                                               Sides         Backs      Double Shoulders   Double Backs
                                 Strap Width   (Approx. 35" width)   (Approx. 28" width)   (Approx. 25" width)   (Approx. 55" width)
                                           Approx. # of Straps   Approx. # of Straps   Approx. # of Straps   Approx. # of Straps
                                   1/4"        138           102            98          204
                                   1/2"         68            50            48          100
                                   3/4"         44            33            31           66
                                   1"           33            24            23           48
                                   1-1/4"       26            19            18           38
                                   1-1/2"       21            15            14           30
                                   1-3/4"       18            13            12           26
                                   2"           15            12            11           24
                               Products in this catalog feature wholesale pricing. Due to market demands, leather prices are subject to change without notice.
             Know Your Side and the unique benefits of each Area of Your leather hide

             1. The Bend                       2. The Neck                       1. & 2. The Back
              Thickest and firmest part of hide – at full    Good quality, but may have more     Very good quality.
               thickness, it is 2-4 ounces thicker than   blemishes than the bend.   Best buy for products which require
               rest of hide.                    Neck area may have more barbed wire   length and durability with least amount
              Best used where minimum stretch,    scratches and natural fat wrinkles.   of waste (e.g. reins, stirrup leathers,
               firmness and durability are essential.  Tanners make special efforts to smooth   leashes, etc.).
              Fibers are thicker and more prone to   out the wrinkles, but depending on the    Includes the areas of the bend and neck.
               cracking (be sure to temper in warm   age of the animal, they may still be visible.
               water before bending).           Neck has as much tensile strength (ability
                                                to stretch without tearing) as the bend,
                                                sometimes more.
                                                       1. & 2. Back – Made up of the Bend and Neck




                                              1. Bend                            2. Neck






                                                        3. Belly




                                     3. The Belly
                                      Fibers are softer and looser than in other parts of the side.
                                      Often considered the “waste” section of the side – but it can be very
                                       useful for a variety of purposes.
                                      Sewn to the back of a bend, neck or middle, it provides comfort and
                                       has all the strength of the piece it is sewn to.
                                     Note:  Tanners trim the side and cut some of the fleshy leg pockets out, but some may remain.
                                        The dotted line indicates the area that may need to be trimmed, depending on the side.

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