LEATHER THICKNESSES

One ounce of leather is equal to 1/64" in thickness, but hides rarely measure to the exact 1/64" throughout, as there are always slight variations in thickness. Hides run through a splitting machine are more consistent, but still not perfect. It is best to remember that the more ounces there are, the heavier the leather will be. The chart below provides basic leather conversions and the uses of each size.