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Calfskin, also referred to as “kipskin,” is the ultimate liner. It’s only 2-3 oz., and it takes dye very well. Dye the liner the same color as your project or dye it a different color from the face leather for a captivating contrast. If you need to line a belt or arm guard, leave it natural to avoid dye rub-off. And because calfskin forms well, it’s a great choice for lining holsters. Apart from being a great liner, kipskin is also a gorgeous canvas for tooling and stamping. Designs seem to come alive on its blemish-free surface.
Veg tanned the old-fashioned way using tree bark and other natural tannins, this kipskin leather is prized for both its beauty and its workability. On average, veg tanned hides undergo a one to three-month process that’s reflected in the beauty, workability and cost of the final product.
|Average square feet||: 9-13|
|Approximate width||: 22"-30"|
|Approximate length||: 50"-60"|
|Grade||: Tannery Run (TR)|
|Gauged||: Evenly throughout|
|Content||: Imported calfskin|
|Available cut||: Side|
|Priced||: Per side based on Average square feet|
Ideal for lining holsters, arm guards and belt blanks and for small leather goods that require a very clean piece of leather