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Updated April 17, 2018
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 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 large; all are larger than 22 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, all larger than 20 sq ft, $125 each, USA shipping included.
Good old Sunrise WigWam; still our best selling leather. This batch is USA Cattlehide sides that run 5 to 5.25 oz in thickness, with a heavy feel. Dried on glass, hot waxed, so the surface is a bit glossy. Very natural looking, struck through, vat dyed in a wicked red-dark brown color.Regular temper, not garment soft, but great for heavy leather projects. These all run 15 to 16 sq ft each.
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 16-18 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 (under 20 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.
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 run large, all are over 20 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 24 square feet or 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 above look like. It's bright white. Seriously. Each side is over 20 sq ft, less the rectangle, and 3 oz (1.2mm).
This is a chromium tanned leather, USA cattlehide sides, a bit firm to the touch. It was being used to make wedding album covers.
See the missing rectangles? That's the way these sides arrived - each has a missing rectangle. Maybe someday we'll find them. Bright White As-Is Sides $70 each, 48-state shipping included.
Sorry but we have SOLD OUT of these sides. We have large leftover pieces of the same leather available on our Scrap Leathers page
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
Indie, our VP of Leather
Inspection and Snoozing