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Updated June 18, 2018
New! Super soft black garment sides are all larger than 20 sq ft of surface area and are black as black should be. Very soft USA steer hides, 2.5 ounce in thickness, mellow temper so this is OK for garments or handbags. Surface is slightly glossy. A very nice leather. Soft Black Garment Sides, all larger than 20 sq ft, $100 each, USA shipping included.
Our Cafe Latigo sides are outdoorsy and rustic looking, but are very nicely tanned and finished. Smooth surface, excellent pull-up (turns lighted when you fold it) 5-6 oz in thickness, regular temper.
Cafe Latigo Sides, larger than 20 sq ft, $135 each; 48-State USA shipping included.
From a wonderful Brazilian tannery we have this new batch of 5.5 to 6 oz (2.0 - 2.4mm) floater sides in black or brown. Floater? It's a tanner's name for 'thick and soft' leather - beautiful stuff.
Choose black or brown, all sides in this lot are OVER 20 sq ft. $100 each, USA shipping included.
Tanned in Brazil, this is a wonderful latigo, 5.5 to 6 oz, with a nice, smooth surface. These run large, all are over 22 sq ft. Firm temper.
Choose black or Peanut-Butter-Brown, $145 each, USA shipping included.
Feeling like you need to class things up in your life these days? Been down in the gutter too long? OK, we've got your back. This new Smooth Burgundy side leather is elegant, tasteful, and named after wine which is suppoosed to make you happy. These are USA steer hides, 4 ounce in thickness, mellow temper so this is OK for garments or handbags. Surface is slightly glossy. A very nice leather.
Smooth Burgundy Sides, all larger than 20 sq ft, $100 each, USA shipping included.
Calf sides that run 2.25 to 2.5 oz in thickness, which means they're thin, and would make nice garment leather. Very natural looking, struck through, vat dyed in a very appealing dark brown color. Regular temper, not garment soft, but great for vests and bags. These are typical calf sides, about 16-17 sq ft each, $95 each, USA shipping included.
Our NEW SHIPMENT (May 8) of Black Oak Crazy Horse is a rustic looking USA cattlehide leather that was chrome tanned and oil finished and waxed on the surface. Has good pull-up (turns lighter when you fold it, darkens again in a few minutes). and a waxy feeling surface to help resist moisture. Sides are very large size, 26 to 28 sq ft of total surface area. Thickness is 5.75 to 6 oz, dead on 1/10th of an inch, with a rather firm temper. Great for stand-up bags or rifle scabbards. Bottom line? This is a very outdoorsy leather. Good old Crazy Horse.
Black Oak Crazy Horse Sides, 23 to 25 sq ft for $130 each, or 20 to 22 sq ft for $125 each, or 17 to 19 sq ft for $115 each, or 14 to 16 sq ft for $100 each; 48-state USA shipping included!
From Wood & Hyde in Gloversville, NY, Nevada is a textured USA cattlehide leather that was chrome tanned, vat dyed, and nicely finished with a textured grainy surface. Sides are average size, 18 to 20 sq ft of total surface area. Thickness is dead-on 2.75 oz, with a regular temper.
Black Nevada Grain Sides, 18 to 20 sq ft for $85 each, 48-state USA shipping included! AK, HI, and the Territories too if you don't mind us folding your leather to fit in USPS flat rate boxes.
OK so the good news is that we have a couple of hundred of these dark brown USA bison sides, all chromium tanned and vat dyed. Bison sides run 4 to 4.5 oz in thickness, milled for hours to soften them into nice garment leather. Very natural looking, struck through, vat dyed in a wicked dark brown color. Garment soft; great for vests and bags. These are typical bison sides, about 16 sq ft each.
OK so that was the good part. Now for the bad: these sides are rough- Bug bites, scratches, leatherless zones (holes), but each side is over 90% good. Rustic - yeah, that's it. They're rustic.
This is a boardy leather, and that means it's firm. Good for covering books or desk tops or anything else that requires a firm, thin leather. Chromium tanned, split to 4 oz in thickness (1/16 of an inch), and then dyed this nice, dark brown color.
These are smaller, calfsides (15 to 16 sq ft), priced at $80.00 each, 48-state USA shipping included, and we can include AK, HI and the Territories if you don't mind that we fold the leather.
Lizard butts. OK, yes, they have them, but that's not what this is. These are USA cattlehide double butts that were emvbossed with a good lizard skin pattern. 4 oz thickness. These are all larger than 15 sq ft, 4 ounce in thickness, regular temper. These are tannery culls so expect a scratch or two. Sold As-Is.
Black Lizard Butts, all larger than 15 sq ft, $75 each, USA shipping included.
This is a 4 oz nubuck leather made on USA cattlehide
sides. Mellow temper, rich looking and rich feeling.
Chromium tanned, split to 4.5 oz in thickness (just over 1/16 of an inch), vat dyed a golden wheat color.
Sides all are 19 to 19.5 square feet of total surface area. $90 each 48 state shipping included.
Vegas sides are a leather that we've sold many times
over the last 18 years. Chromium tanned
sides, 16-19 sq ft 3 oz,
with a very smooth, glossy finish. We have three colors in this group, only a dozen or so sides of each color. In the photo on the right, from
left to right, we've got Chestnut Vegas, Purple Vegas, and Mist Vegas (grayish with a hint of green). $85 each, 48-state USA shipping included.
NEW LEATHERS HAVE ARRIVED! Here at BV we received a bumper crop shipment of regular temper colorful handbag leathers, all made on USA cattlehides and all tanning and finishing was done in the USA too!
Originally intended to be used for handbag/purse production (yes, it came from that company), these are color sample runs that were left over after tannery selection.
Sides (half of a cowhide each) are LARGE - all sides in this lot are over 20 square feet of surface area, and they're thick; running 5.5 ounces (2.2mm),
We have twelve colors available, but only about a dozen of each color, so we expect that some will sell out quickly. No pressure, not from us.
Left to right: Mustard,
Royal, Orange, Blue Steel, Burgundy, Smoke Stack, Wedgewood, Lip Stick, Jade, Pink, Aquamarine (IMPORTANT! The Aquamarine sides have a yellowish mottling that was supposed to make it look like you were under water down on one of those tropical islands - it's cool but we want you to know it's not an even aquamarine color all across the hide), and Cherry Red.
The last photo shows Regular Red, Rosey Cheeks (pinkish red), Deep Burgundy, & black. Choose your colors, and don't forget- these ship FREE to any USA address. If you're in AK, HI, or the Territories your leather will be folded to fit in US Postal Service boxes.
This button has the other colors:
These are chromium tanned USA cattlehide sides, averaging about 18 sq ft each and 5 oz in thickness (2.0 mm), with a smooth surface. This leather that has what we call 'regular' temper, or you can call it 'medium soft.'
This is a close-out lot that came to us from a factory clean-out, so some of the sides have spots along the edge that have faded due to exposure to light. Still, 95% of each side is fine and true blue. Mid-Blue Sides are $70 each, 48-state USA shipping included.
Indie says... "Don't forget that we have lots of Suede Sides over on the Suede Leathers page!"
This is a nice, bright, vivid white side leather, no matter what the photos look like. It's bright white. Seriously. Each of these sides is about 17 sq ft of surface area, and 3 oz (1.2mm).
This is chromium tanned leather, USA cattlehide sides, a bit firm to the touch. It was being used to make wedding album covers.
Snow White Sides $75 each, 48-state shipping included. We have pieces of this same leather- big pieces - on our Scrap Leathers page by the pound.
To Our Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Territories:
Most of the hides on this page can be shipped to you free also - but you must agree to allow us to
fold your hides to fit in USPS Flat Rate Boxes, OK? You can iron them when they arrive, right? Thanks!
Tan City Croc Embossed Sides
Bone Cowhide Sides (off-white)
Available with a crocodile/alligator embossed surface
18 to 20 square feet each
2.5 to 3 oz, Regular Temper
Natural Tan Wild Lizard Print Cowhide Sides, 3 oz
Tan or Dark Brown Natural Grain Elk
Print Cowhide Sides
Large cowhide side of dark gray upholstery or garment
Soft and quite clean
2.75 oz 21.5 sq ft
These are USA cattlehide sides, 2.75 ounce, chromium tanned, finished in Gloversville. Left to right: Wine (24.25 sq ft), Antiqued Walnut (16.75 sq ft), Cinnamon (SOLD!), and Walnut (16.25 sq ft).
The Wine side has some scuff marks dead center of the hide, the others are clean. Mellow temper, smooth surface. Only one of each available
Indie, our VP of Leather
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