WHY BRAINTAN LEATHER?
- No chemicals.
- Natural, renewable resource. We gather our deer hides by skinning deer for local hunters.
- Unlike modern leather, brain tan breathes, and is stretchy, so it moves like your skin.
- It has been used globally for centuries.
- It’s great for bushcrafters, Native American dancers, historical re-enactors, mountain men, long hunters, Vikings, leathercrafters, and more!
If you’re looking for the perfect material for a war shirt or pow wow outfit, we’d sure like to help!
MY TANNING HISTORY
I’ve been dabbling with various hide tanning techniques since I was a boy. Later in life, I wanted to learn more about brain tanning hides the right way from those living a primitive lifestyle. I attended Rabbit Stick Primitive Skills Gathering in 2016, and was able to observe several instructors share how they tanned hides. This greatly improved my technique, and helped me overcome some flaws in the process. The fall of 2016, I tanned 13 Mule Deer hides from Eastern Montana. I also made moccasins and pants, and was encouraged by some friends from mountain man rendezvous’ to tan more to sell. The fall of 2017, I ended up finishing 37 hides, and thought to myself ,”what a season!” The year after it became 70 hides. I haven’t stopped tanning hides since!