Korba Buffalo Calf, Burnishable 100% Vegetable Tanned Hide, Swatches
- Korba Buffalo Calf: Our premium line of Buffalo Calf that we call Korba comes in full hides in 2 weights and sizes. First is the 2-2.5oz that comes in a 6-8 square foot hide, and then a 3-3.5oz that comes in 10-12 square foot hide.
- Our Korba is 100% vegetable tanned and the colors are fully struck through.
- Highly Burnishable: The key element that sets our Buffalo Calf apart is the degree and beauty at which the leather will burnish. Burnishing the leather by rubbing causes the oils to come to the surface making it shiny and lustrous. You can either burnish the leather as you make your product, or our favorite, to let it naturally burnish from use. Over time our Korba leather will darken and patina beautifully.
- To burnish the leather yourself we recommend that you use a clean soft brush or cloth, the same kind you would use for your shoes, and gently rub the surface.
- The characteristics of Buffalo Calf are similar to that of traditional cow leather. Strength and durability are essentially equal. The primary difference is the grain texture. On Buffalo you will see a less uniform grain and more character when compared to the more uniform grain on a cow hide.
- Our Korba Buffalo calf leather is imported from India.
- Korba Buffalo calf is great for small leather goods such as wallets, key chains, journals, shoes, bags, high-end accessories, and much more.
- The back flesh side is smooth and in matching color to the top side.
Weight & Size of swatches:
- 2-2.5 oz (Thickness: 0.8-1.0mm --- 1/32")
- 3-3.5 oz (Thickness: 1.2-1.4mm --- 3/64")
Color: All colors
- The color is struck through meaning the color is dyed throughout the entire piece.
- 100% full aniline finish.
Grade: #1 and #2 - Best quality at the Tannery, meaning the least amount of imperfections on the leather!
Back Side: Smooth in matching color as top