- Type: Cowhide Leather
- Average Hide Size: 20-25 sq ft +/-
- Weight: 5 oz
- Thickness: 1.8-2.0 mm
- Appearance: Vegetable, oil tanned, belting cowhide leather, oil finish
- Uses: Accessories, belts, footwear, handbags, small leather goods
Our Crazy Horse full hide tanned cow leather is highly durable. On the thicker end of the cow leather spectrum, Crazy Horse leather ranges from 1.8 to 2.0 mm, making it a great option for leather goods such as belts, shoes and equestrian/western accessories. The average square footage of this leather is 20sqft, and the colors currently available in this cowhide variety are black and a rich chocolate brown.
Whole Hide - 20-25 sq.ft. Average Size.
Note: These dimensions are approximate, actual dimensions may vary. Leather is a natural product subject to irregular shapes and sizes.
Tanned Cow Leather Hides
Our Crazy Horse leather is a vegetable-tanned cow leather with an oil finish. Vegetable tanning is the process where leather is tanned with natural materials such as tree bark and other natural agents, giving the finished leather a natural color. Oil tanning involves the application of oil during the tanning process, which increases the hide's elasticity and makes the finished product more resistant to scratching and fading. It also leaves the leather with a smooth, slightly "oily" finish, creating a polished, attractive effect on accessories and handbags.
This popular tanned cow leather is typically used in making belts, shoes, and saddles, but its versatility allows it to be used in crafting small leather goods such as keychains and bracelets. Crazy Horse leather is most commonly used in footwear due to its oil finish.