Most skins are sold by the full or half hide. The illustration to the left shows the method used to cut whole skins into halves and quarters. All leather is machine-measured at the tannery and every square inch is included. When leather is sold by the square foot, customers are charged according to this machine measurement.
Kip Sides - Veal hides with the texture and tooling qualities of calfskin. Natural only. Heavy enough for carving and stamping. Weight 3-3 1/2 oz. Sides average 10-13 square feet. Minimum order is 1/2 side.
Cowhide - This is generally known as strap leather and is excellent for carving and deep stamping. Comes in natural. Half hides or sides average 20-25 square feet. Backs, which are trimmed sides and recommended for craft use, average 15-20- square feet. Minimum order 1 back.
Cowhide Belly Strips - When cowhide sides are trimmed to form cowhide backs, the strip resulting from this trimming process is designated as a belly strip. These strips average 3 to 8 square feet and are ideal for small bags, gussets, belts, etc. Natural only. Weights 5 to 8 oz. Minimum order one strip.
Cowhide Belt Shoulders - A densely textured shoulder cut from cowhide. Rectangular shape for cutting into belts. May be tooled or carved. Natural only. Weight 8 to 10 oz. Shoulders average 10-20 square feet. Minimum order is one full shoulder.
Cowhide Splits - Soft textured cowhide suede. Average 4-18 square feet each, and are sueded on both sides. Colors available are red, blue, tan, natural, medium brown, dark brown, aqua, black, yellow, beige, and gray. Weight 2-3 oz & 3-4 oz. Minimum orders is one skin.
Horsehide - A soft, pliable, very tough leather. Durable and extremely handsome. Ideal for moccasins. Colors are black, brown. Available in sides averaging 12-18 square feet. Minimum order is one full side.
Elk - A very popular and durable leather used for uppers on moccasins, hand bags, etc. Heavy in weight 31/2-4 oz, and 4-41/2 oz. Cannot be tooled or carved. Comes in brown, black, red, green, pearl, and white. Sides average from 18-22 square feet. Minimum order one hide.
Woolskin - Tanned sheepskin with wool left on. Available in natural golden color. Skins average 10 - 11square feet. Minimum order is one full skin.
Lamb Suedes - A soft, pliable sheep leather which is buffed form the flesh side, giving it a velvety sheen unequaled for beauty. Colors in every imaginable hue. Available in full weight which is ideal for men's jackets, bag lining, etc. or sheer weigh for garment purposes. Skins average 6-8 square feet. Minimum order is one skin.
Kidskin - A fine grain lining and glove leather. Average size of skins varies from 2-7 square feet. Colors available are black, brown, white, red, blue and green. Minimum order is one full skin.
Genuine Snakeskin - Light-weight with odd-patterned grains and colors, snakeskin is a distinctive leather. Cobras, pythons, boas, water snakes, dyed in all colors. Sold in full skin only.
Rawhide - Extremely tough and durable leather for drum covers, bracing, luggage, etc. Must be soaked in water to soften, will stiffen when dried. Skins average 10-16 square feet. Minimum order one skin.