Newbury Leathers, Crazy Horse, USA Hides, USA Tanned, Leather Sides
Crazy Horse leather is one of the most recognizable names for leather tannages. Crazy horse has a strong pull up, smooth and heavily waxed grain, and a truly rugged and distressed appearance. It is waxed, oiled, and hot stuffed. Crazy Horse is known for showing much of the grains natural characteristics making all sides unique. The type of wax used in production gives the surface a waxy matte effect, resembling what is considered a 'Wild West' appearance.
Crazy Horse Leather Specs:
- Grain Type: Buffed
- Grain (Top): Smooth with pull up
- Grain Flesh (Back Side): Smooth, gum pasted, and refinished
- Finish: 100% Aniline
- Dye: Not Struct Through - (Top and bottom are dyed, but middle of hide is natural color)
- Temper (Stiffness): Medium - (Slightly firm and less rigid. Moderately pliable)
- Type of Leather: Bovine (cow)
- Tannage: Chrome
- Grade: TR (Tannery Run). We do a TR on Crazy Horse as this leather is meant to be sold as a rugged and distressed leather, showing more of the natural characteristics.
- 3.0-4.0oz - Average 28 sq. ft.
- 4.5-5.5oz - Average 28 sq. ft.
- 5.5-6.5oz - Average 27 sq. ft.
- 8.0-10oz - Average 24.5 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.
- Crazy Horse leather is produced from North American Bovine Cow hides. As you will certainly discover, Crazy Horse leathers are known for an aggressive pull up, rugged appearance, and natural/earthy color tones. Crazy horse is a hot stuffed leather with a high grease content. The leather is tanned and produced with much of the natural characteristics of the hide to emphasize the uniqueness of the leather. There is a reason this leather has become a favorite in the leather accessory market!
- Crazy Horse vs Tortoise:
- Tortoise has a softer temper as it is tumbled in the drums for a significantly longer time. The grain is naturally pebbled due to this, whereas Crazy Horse has a smooth grain. Tortoise uses a harder wax creating a 'bursting' pull up, compared to a more fluid pull up in Crazy Horse. Tortoise surface has a 'wetter' wax appearance where Crazy Horse has a 'matte' surface appearance. Tortoise typically has more vibrant color tones, where Crazy Horse is typically darker.
- 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, saddles, duffles, briefcases, equestrian, and other small leather accessories.