Newbury Leathers, American Bison (Buffalo), USA Hides, USA Tanned, Leather Sides
Our Newbury 'American Bison' is a true Bison hide, with all of the characteristics expected from Bison leather. We also wax and oil the leather to provide a nice pull up. The biggest difference between Bison and regular cow hides is the grain texture. Our American Bison is lightly tumbled, accentuating the already large pebble like grain structure. These are naturally tumbled skins (not plated/stamped with texture), and so the grain will be naturally variable in different areas of the side, some areas with large pebbling, and others with tight pebbling.
American Bison Leather Specs:
- Grain Type: Full Grain
- Grain (Top): Soft tumbled, variable texture, with pull up
- Grain Flesh (Back Side): Smooth
- Finish: 100% Aniline
- Dye: Struct Through - (Color is dyed fully through the leather from top to bottom)
- Temper (Stiffness): Semi-soft - (Soft and pliable. Little to no firmness)
- Type of Leather: Bison (similar to Buffalo)
- Tannage: Chrome
- Grade: TR (Tannery Run) - All grades
- 3.0-4.0oz - Average 18.5 sq. ft.
- 4.5-5.5oz - Average 21 sq. ft.
- 5.5-6.5oz - Average 22 sq. ft.
- 8.0-10oz - Average 18.5 sq. ft.
- 3.0-4.0oz (Thickness: 1.2-1.6mm --- 1/16")
- 4.5-5.5oz (Thickness: 1.8-2.2mm --- 5/64")
- 5.5-6.5oz (Thickness: 2.2-2.6mm --- 3/32")
- 8.0-10oz (Thickness: 3.2-4.0mm --- 9/64”)
The Tannery: Hides from the USA, tanned in the USA. Buckleguy House Leather.
- American Bison leather is produced from North American Bison hides. Bison leather offers a more textured grain structure when compared to standard cow leather. Our American Bison is lightly tumbled offering a semi-soft hand feel. It is also waxed and oiled giving it a nice pull up. What you will notice on naturally tumbled leather (non-plated or stamped grain) is that the grain texture varies from one area of the hide to the other. For example, the belly may have a loose and large grain texture, where the back bone has a tight grain.
- Bison vs Buffalo: Many people often refer to Bison and Buffalo interchangeably. While they are nearly identical in terms of leather grain and performance there are actually some differences. Bison are found in North American and parts of Europe, while Buffalo are found in South Asia and Africa. Bison also have a hump at the shoulders, buffalo do not, and bison are larger, heavier, and have thicker fur.
- The leather is produced at a multi-generational tannery here in the USA. They are a 'made-to-order' tannery, adhering to strict requirements from clients at leading accessory fashion houses, boot makers, and the like.
- The tannery complies 100% with all USA environmental protection laws.
- All leather hides come from the USA, providing the tannery with the highest quality raw materials and a fully traceable supply chain.
- 100% Aniline finish: The use of transparent aniline dyes allows the unique grain texture of the hide to be visible.
- These leathers are commonly used for premium leather goods such as bags, wallets, boots, satchels, briefcases, equestrian, and other small leather accessories.