Walker's braintan leather & bushcraft

Braintanned Leather Drum Head 16″


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Brain tanned leather.

The drum head circle is 16″ diameter

Made from white tail deer skin.

Drum heads go from thinner to thicker in the following order (1,2,5,3,4,6) (1 being thinner, 6 being thicker).

Price is per drum head.

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 hide onto a wooden frame, to stretch and work it dry, making it 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:

Some, but not all, hides have scars on them from the deer fighting or going under barbed wire fences. Colors aren’t completely even, as shown in pictures.

Click here to see and learn more about how we make our braintanned leather!

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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!

1 year 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