Hermann Oak® Old World Russet Harness Leather

Weaver Leather Supply  |  SKU: 01-220S-8/10



  • Hefty and dense harness leather with a very nice hand
  • Ages to a rich patina
  • Pliable enough for easy cutting and sewing, yet not too soft
  • Beautiful color variation from the amount of tallows stuffed in this leather
  • 100% veg tanned with no harsh chemicals


Average square feet: 21-24 - (sides)
18-20 - (single backs)
Approximate width: 30"-36" - (sides)
28"-30" - (single backs)
Approximate length: 85”-100” - (sides and single backs)
Grade: Tannery Run (TR)
Gauged: In neck
Content: U.S. cowhide
Available cut: Sides, Single Backs
Priced: Per side or single back based on average square feet

Leather Cuts & Uses

Leather side

  • Dog Collars
  • Leashes
  • Gun and Carry Belts
  • Reins
  • Tack
  • Weight Lifting Belts
  • Anywhere you desire a Weighty, Rustic Leather

Additional Details

With a feel and beautiful russet color that is reminiscent of the best harness leathers from the past, this leather gives your project old world appeal. Hermann Oak® Leather Co. was started by Lewis Charles Hermann 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 quality vegetable leathers to market. The 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. And, each side is soaked in ground-vats and hand-worked for smooth, consistent and firm results.


Hermann Oak® painstakingly veg tans this legendary leather using a tightly-controlled process that utilizes tree bark and other natural tannins. Stuffed with extra tallows, this is the leather of choice for projects where strength and durability are essential.

Weaver Leather Supply

Hermann Oak® Old World Russet Harness Leather

From $350.00



  • 8 to 10 oz.
  • 9 to 11 oz.
  • 10 to 12 oz.
  • 12+ oz.
  • 13 oz.


  • Side
  • Back
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