Walker's braintan leather & bushcraft

Brain Tanned Leather Hide #136


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Brain tanned leather.
Traditionally tanned deer hide.                                            
The hide pictured is 10.1 square feet.
Thickness: Medium
1 sewn tear: on edge near front shoulder about 4″ long
2 sewn holes: one, opposite shoulder 2″ long, & one 1″ long about 3″ from edge
1 open hole: small sized near center of hide

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Leather finishing:
With traditional brain tanning,the leather is not thinned to an even thickness, so they retain their natural density (each hide has varying degrees of thickness throughout). I lace the hides onto a wooden frame, to stretch and work them dry, making them lay fairly flat for cutting patterns. Smoking the leather is the final step, (if you would like a hide left in the white, let us know!), and I mainly use Quaking Aspen for this.

Natural Variations:
The perfect hide is hard to come by, because of naturally occurring scars from deer fighting, going under barbed wire fences, and holes left from hunter’s bullets. I tend to fix most of the holes, which I sew shut with artificial sinew (waxed linen thread). Colors aren’t completely even, as shown in pictures.

Buckskin pants and knife case I made myself with some of the first leather I ever tanned.

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Matthew K.
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These are the best bow drill fire kits that I have ever used. Excellent wood selection. High quality craftsmanship. Five Star customer service. Thank you! Look no further. This is the bow drill kit you want! So good that even a new born child could get a fire with it!

7 months ago
3 years ago

Included everything I needed to start a fire using just the hand drill. It was super easy to use and came with a ton of tinder and kindling.

3 years ago