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        All About leAther  Tanning Processes  All leathers, except rawhide, go through one of the following tanning processes.
           leather Glossary

           Chrome Tanned
                                                                 Chrome Oil Tanned
                                                                 This leather is simply chrome tanned (as described at left) and then
           This process uses soluble chromium salts, primarily chromium sulfate, to
                                                                 treated with an oil that helps preserve the leather.
           tan the leather.
           Vegetable Tanned
                                                                 Veg Chrome Retanned
                                                                 This leather is vegetable tanned (as described at left) and then retanned
           Vegetable materials derived from tree bark and various other plants are
                                                                 in chromium salts.
           used during this tanning process.
           Alum Tanned
                                                                 This leather is chrome tanned (as described at left) and then
           Colorless aluminum salts are used to tan this leather that is primarily used
           for lace leather.
                                                                 vegetable tanned.
           APRON SPLITS (page 59) – Soft, durable leather that has been split to   Chrome Veg Retanned
                                                                 LATIGO (pages 28 & 29) – Soft, supple leather great for use on products
           expose the underneath layer. Without a natural grain, it is then sueded   in which strength and flexibility are needed. Choose from chrome veg
           and dyed a pearl gray. Chrome tanned.                 retanned, veg tanned and alum tanned.
           Ideal for: Farrier aprons                             Ideal for: Tack, saddlery and pet products
           BELLIES (page 32) – Feature softer, looser fibers than the top part of the   NATURAL STRAP, TOOLING & MOULDING (pages 16-18) –
           hide. Vegetable tanned.                               Perfect leather for tooling, embossing, moulding, dyeing and oiling.
           Ideal for: Linings, dog collars and knife sheaths     Uniformly absorbs dyes and oils. Dries to a firm, long-lasting shape.
                                                                 Vegetable tanned.
           BRIDLE (page 40) – Firm, rich-colored leather with enough oils to   Ideal for: Belts, tack, briefcases, holsters and sheaths
           withstand weather. Great feeling leather can be oiled for darker hues.
           Vegetable tanned.                                     NUBUCK (page 51) – Buffed on the top grain with oil to produce “nap”
           Ideal for: Tack items and fine pet products           for a matte, sueded look. Chrome tanned.
           ENGLISH BRIDLE (pages 27, 41-45) – We’ve developed a strong, waxy,   Ideal for: Liners, chaps, saddle bags and nail pouches
           weather-resistant English bridle leather that’s the closest to bridle leather   PATENT (page 33) – Heavily finished leather with a highly lustrous baked
           made in England we’ve found. The best U.S. native steer hides are slowly   enamel appearance. Available in both chrome and vegetable tanned.
           veg tanned. Not to be confused with English bridle leather that’s tanned   Ideal for: Show harnesses, bridle blinds and housings
           and curried in England. Vegetable tanned.
           Ideal for: English and western tack, belts, harness parts, stirrup   RAWHIDE (page 32) – Strong, firm untanned cattle hide.
           leathers and pet products                             Ideal for: Saddle horn wraps and covered stirrups
           CHROME OIL TANNED (pages 46 & 48) – Beautiful, durable leather has   SADDLE SKIRTING (pages 14 & 15) – Moulds and forms to seat, readily
           just the right amount of oil for a soft, supple feel. Chrome oil tanned.  accepts tooling or embossing and oils and dyes evenly for a nice,
           Ideal for: Work chaps, saddle bags and linings        beautiful, uniform appearance. Vegetable tanned.
                                                                 Ideal for: Saddles, tooled and embossed products
           CHROME TANNED (pages 46 & 47, 49-51) – Beautiful quality leather
           is consistent in color and grade and offers a great yield. Chrome tanned.  SHEARLINGS (pages 20 & 21) – Beautiful quality sheepskin in a
           Ideal for: Horse collars, liners, pouches and bags    variety of thicknesses. Available in veg tanned and chrome tanned
                                                                 in beautiful colors.
           DEER (page 54) – Very supple, beautiful quality leather. Chrome tanned   Ideal for: Saddles and padding
           whole hides have little waste.
           Ideal for: Garments and personal leather goods        SHOULDERS (pages 23-27) – This cut effectively utilizes the head
                                                                 and neck area for minimal waste and optimum use. Great cut for belt
           DOUBLE BACKS (pages 23, 26, 30, 45) – A hard-to-find cut, double backs   manufacturers. Vegetable tanned.
           offer maximum yield with virtually no waste. Available in vegetable tanned   Ideal for: Belts and craft items
           natural strap, alum tanned lace leather or English bridle leather.
           Ideal for: Belts, cases, holsters, laces  and linings  SOLE BENDS (page 31) – Taken from the best portion of the hide, this
                                                                 extra thick leather features a firm (hard) tannage designed especially for
           GARMENT (page 54) – Beautiful leather is soft and supple and available   shoe soles. Vegetable tanned.
           in consistent colors. Chrome tanned.                  Ideal for: Shoe soles and weight lifting belts
           Ideal for: Garments, chaps and saddle seats
                                                                 SUEDE (pages 56-57) – Finished by buffing the flesh side (opposite the
           HARNESS (pages 36-39) – Stuffed with heavy tallows for exceptional   grain side) to produce a “nap”. Chrome tanned.
           weight, thickness, ease of cutting and durability. Vegetable tanned.  Ideal for: Show or work chaps, saddle seating and moccasins
           Ideal for: Work or show harnesses and saddlery
                                                                 UPHOLSTERY (page 52) – Soft, supple leather is very strong and
           KANGAROO (page 19) – These skins are extra strong and durable with    durable. Tanned in whole hides for little waste and for use in automotive
           a soft, supple feel. Vegetable tanned.                and restoration upholstery where large pieces of leather are desirable.
           Ideal for: Braided whips, lacing on saddles and tack or anywhere    Chrome tanned.
           lacing is used                                        Ideal for: Upholstery
           KIPSKIN (page 19) – Very clean piece of leather dyes and stamps   VEG CHROME RETANNED (page 51) – Firm, yet pliable piece of leather
           beautifully. Vegetable tanned.                        with a nice satin finish. Veg chrome retanned.
           Ideal for: Small leather goods                        Ideal for: Suspenders, liners and pouches
           LACE (page 30) – Firm, non-stretching leather to be used where strength            This symbol
           is essential. Alum tanned.                                      This symbol indicates   indicates quality
                                                                           quality leather tanned
           Ideal for: Laces, linings, braided reins and cinches            by Chahin Tannery.  Hermann Oak ®

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