Blog — Leather Goods
The Art of Leather Tooling
The practice of leathercraft has been around for many, many years. Through the process of hand tooling, many beautiful leather products have been created over the centuries. These items have often been passed down, possessing both useful as well as aesthetic purposes. The history of leather hand-tooling in the United States is closely linked to western culture.
How Leather is Made
Today, leather is a commonly known and used material that can be found almost anywhere. It is valued for its incredible strength, durability, flexibility, and longevity. However, what does the leather making process look like?...
Leather Patina Defined
Many people may have no idea what leather patina means or whether it’s good or bad. To really understand it, we should grasp the meaning of patina. Patina is what forms on natural goods like leather, metal, stone and even fabric like denim. It’s a sheen and aged look that forms from being worn and used. Worn and used? Why would we want that look for our leather goods? Let us explain. What is Leather Patina? As stated before, patina is a sheen or antiquing look that comes from an item being used and worn. Specifically, leather patina forms from...
Who Uses Leather: Cowboys & Ranchers
Leather has many characteristics making it a very valuable material to a variety of people and their lifestyles. Cowboys and ranchers are a part of that list. They use leather for several different everyday items. Their lifestyle has proven the need for a material that is long lasting, flexible, durable and impressionable. Leather fits all of these needs. Hence why it was used in the past, present and will more than likely be used in the future. In the Past Leather has been used by cowboys, ranchers and westerners alike. The material is durable and can withstand a lot of...