LEATHER SUPPLIES, LEATHER WHOLESALE & EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIES

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LEATHER SUPPLIES

QUALITY ASSURED FROM THE START


We are dedicated to carefully sourcing and supplying the finest high-quality leathers to our customers from all over the globe, including from traditional businesses like J&E Sedgwick and Co, one of the world’s most prominent leather currier and Pittards, manufacturers of high-quality English chrome leathers.

We stock a wide range of vegetable tanned and chrome leathers suitable for saddle and bridle making, bag manufacturing, upholstery, pet accessories and more.  Thicknesses vary between 1.0mm and 5mm to suit all requirements and are available in traditional and non-traditional leather colours.

Leather is a beautiful, natural material and no two pieces are the same. Natural marks and scars should be expected but we always pick the cleanest hides to sell. Sizes can also vary and particularly on hides which are priced by the square foot. This is noted on the product pages where applicable so please read carefully.

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OUR LEATHER



Understanding leathers can be complex. That’s why we have our very own dedicated glossary to help you understand the leathers we offer.

Back
Extending the length of the butt by retaining the shoulder area, the back measures approximately 80 x 24 inches (200 x 60 cm). They are available in 3.5-4 mm, 4-4.5 mm and 5 mm weights.Backs are sold as single units known as a side.

Bag or Girth Hide
Available plain or with a heavy "Wheat" print this is used for bag making, and in saddlery, for girths. These hides are typically sold as full hide. Simply look out for the ‘DOUBLE BAGHIDE’ in the product name.

Buffalo
This is only available pre cut and pre stretched as stirrup strips or girth pulls. It is unbreakable and should not need replacing if well looked after.

Butt
This is the most expensive, and best, cut of the hide. Measuring approximately 5 ft x 2 ft (150 x 60 cm) the belly and weaker shoulder areas have been trimmed away. They are available in 3 mm, 3.5 - 4 mm, 4-4.5 mm and 5 mm weights. Butts are sold per piece. If you require a half pair, please select ‘1’ in the quantity box. For a full pair, please enter ‘2’.

Panel Hide

This is available as a whole or half hide measuring approximately 1.5 - 1.8 mm in thickness and range from 18 - 50 square feet in area. Please be aware some hides are sold as a whole piece (this is clearly marked on the product page) whist others are sold per square foot. In this case the minimum and maximum order quantity is clearly stated.

Pigskin
Pigskin is a very strong, thin product and usually used on saddle seats but is also commonly used for lining bags or and outer wallets.

Russet or Tooling Leather
This is undyed leather, which can be wetted and moulded or carved before dying to produce a wide variety of leather goods. It is available in Shoulders, Butts and Backs.

Shoulder
This hide is taken from the Shoulder area of the animal hence the name. This means growth marks and scars are more common in these hides but offers a more authentic look. The weights of the shoulder cut range from 1.5mm to 3mm to suit a range of projects including leather repairs on saddlery items, creating a fashion bags and other similar leathergoods. Shoulders are sold Per square foot unless stated otherwise.

LEATHER COLOURS


We stock a wide range of traditional and non-traditional leather colours. In saddlery the naming conventions of colours sometimes mean that a colour used in bridle leather has a different name when used in saddle leather e.g. Light Havanna bridle leather is the same colour as Newmarket saddle leather. We will try to give some idea of colours, although accuracy is limited by the resolution and colour rendition of your monitor. If in doubt ask us for a colour sample.

HOW WE PRICE OUR LEATHER


In England, the thickness of the hide is shown in millimetres, but the area is usually given in square feet (sq. ft.), the imperial measurement. Shoulders are priced by the square foot but are sold by the piece. For example, a shoulder measuring 10 sq. ft priced at £6.00/ft would cost £60.00. Butts and Backs are sold and priced by the half pair, not by weight or area.

A GUIDE TO HIDE THICKNESS



1 - 1.5 mm

These thinner leathers are typically used in leathercrafting as lining for wallets and bags. Due to their stretch properties, they may also be used in saddlery for making sections of the seat.


2 - 2.5 mm

Soft leathers and bridle shoulder are available in 2 - 2.5 mm and are normally used only where there is little stress and suppleness is required. Great for making bags and small leathergoods, 2 – 2.5mm leather will hold its structure but also offers suppleness for manipulating around bends and corners.

3 mm

A light bridle weight, this leather can be cut into fine strips and is supple enough for narrow and thin styled buckles.

3.5 - 4 mm

Now the standard bridle weight leather, this weight is supple enough to pass through loops and keepers. Predominantly used for bridles but more commonly for belts or straps on bags. Holds its form very well.

4 - 4.5 mm

A heavy bridle or headcollar weight. Also typically used for heavy duty belts or straps. This thickness often means the leather will be stiff and therefore skiving would need to take place if the leather needed to be bent backwards on itself.


5 mm +

Stirrup leather weight. Very stiff with little stretch.

LEATHER CONVERSION CHART

leather thickness conversion chart