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WHITE ELK SPLITS
WHITE ELK SUEDE

These White Elk Splits are sueded on both sides.  They look and feel just like Brain Tanned Leather and can be smoked to get that color.  These Elk Splits are generated from the process of splitting Full Grain Elk Leather to make the thickness level.  They are resplit and trimmed so they are also level.  These are 3-4 ounce in thickness and are soft yet sturdy.  They run 4-13 square feet with a few that are larger still.  The #2's may have a few holes but are going to be excellent for smaller projects.

#2 White Elk Splits   $3.00 square foot
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TOOLING COWHIDE

Tooling Leather and Vegetable Leather are synonymous-the leather is tanned with tannin, the most common natural source of which is Oak Bark.  This is type of leather used for Handtooling or Machine Embossing.  It colors and finishes well.   A Double Shoulder is a cut that includes both shoulders of the hide with the neck and belly cut off.  They are about 4 1/2 feet long by 2 1/2 feet wide.  They are a premium raw material for belts, holsters, saddlework, knife scabbards, and any item you need a good, consistent, heavy piece of leather for.  We offer these in 9 ounce, slightly over 1/8" thick.  They dye very consistently and tool very well.  They average 10-17 square feet.

ORDER DOUBLE SHOULDERS $8.00 square foot, 9 ounce

TOOLING GOAT

This is Vegetable Tanned Goatskin.  This is type of leather used for Handtooling or Machine Embossing.  It colors and finishes well.  It tools well and dyes easily.  We offer the Vegetable Tanned Goat in 2-2½ ounce and 4 ounce weights.  The skins are 6-10 square feet.  

ORDER GOATSKIN LEATHER #1 Vegetable Tanned Goat  $5.00 square foot

PIGSKIN LEATHER

Garment Pigskin is full grain leather made for the suede side.  It is very strong but still thin enough for tailoring work.  The grain side is useable; however, as the leather was made for the suede side, there may be flaws and imperfections on the grain side.  We have in stock:  Black, Camel, Red , Green, and Charcoal.  We often get other colors as well.  Garment Pigskin is 1 1/2 ounce, extremely strong for its thinness, and soft.  Ours is European-the best you can get.  Full Skins run 10-16 square feet.

ORDER GARMENT PIGSUEDE  $3.00 square foot

COWHIDE LEATHER

Cowhide is the leather most Americans think of when they think of leather.  We sell Cowhide of virtually limitless variety.
Oil Tanned Cowhide is medium soft temper, 5-6 ounce, 22-28 square feet.  This Leather is great for chaps, chinks, work aprons, bags, moccasins, and outdoor goods.
H Black Cowside is medium firm temper, 4½ ounce, 18-24 square feet.  this Leather is great for footwear, chaps, bags, etc.
HH Black Cowside
is side leather, 5/5½ ounce, firm, drum dyed and finished, and is used for Concho Belt strips, choker and breastplate spacers, saddlebags, work boots, cuffs, and a variety of other uses.   This leather is fairly firm and is really going to hold its shape.
Latigo Leather is also tanned the full  thickness of the hide and is very strong and weather resistant.  We carry a 7-8 ounce Latigo in Black and Chocolate.  This is great for saddlebags.  
We call Chap Leather any Cowhide Side Leather from 3 ounce to 6 ounce and soft to somewhat firm temper.  This doesn’t mean our so-called Chap Leather is just for chaps-we sell it for every use under the sun.  We usually have no problem supplying what you need in Earthtones (Chocolate, Tobacco, Sand, Rust, Burgundy, Etc.) and Black.  If you need a particular color, you can send us a swatch or call or write and we’ll send you swatches.
 
Oil Tanned Cowside, Dark Tan, Tobacco, Rust, 22-28 square feet $4.00 square foot
H Black Cowside 18-24 square feet $3.00 square foot
HH Black Firm Cowside $5.50 square foot
Latigo Leather, 7-8 ounce, Black, 18-22 square feet $6.75 square foot
Latigo Leather, 7-8 ounce, Chocolate, 18-26 square feet $6.75 square foot
Chap Leather Sides $3.00 square foot
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We sell all of our Leathers by the Full Hide or Skin.

COWHIDE RAWHIDE

We offer Cowhide Rawhide.  These are full skins of Yearling/Veal age and size.  They are 13-21 square feet, 4-5 ounce in thickness.  The quality is very good.  They are minimally processed and have a natural, handmade look.  A 13 foot skin is about 45" by 45".

Cowhide Rawhide  $5.00 square foot
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ELK SPLIT LEATHER-ELK SPLITS

These Elk Splits are generated from the process of splitting Full Grain Elk Leather to make the thickness level.  They are resplit and trimmed so they are also level.  These run about 3 1/2 ounce in thickness.  They run 5-12 square feet with a few that are larger still.  We offer them in  Red and Turquoise.

ORDER ELK SPLIT LEATHER  $3.00 square foot

CATTLE

Cattle is the common term for domesticated herbivorous mammals that are of great importance to humans because of the meat, milk, leather, glue, and other items they yield.   
Cattle were first domesticated in Europe about 8500 years ago.  They were used then for draft, milk, sacrifice, and sometimes meat and sport.  Bullfighting, religious sacrifice, and considering cows sacred are examples of these early uses that continue.  World Cattle population was estimated at 1.3 billion in the late 1980’s.  The leading country was India!  
The meat of Cattle is known as Beef.  It is not known when the human species began to eat meat.  Other primates are vegetarian with only occasional opportunistic episodes of meat consumption.  Under the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978, cattle are made insensible before they are killed.  Cattle do not eat other Cattle.  
Branding is the  searing of flesh with a hot iron to produce an easily recognizable scar for identification or decorative purposes.  
Branding of criminals, slaves, and army deserters was practiced by the Greeks, Romans, and later by Anglo-Saxons.  The practice of branding  humans declined about the middle of the 19th century.  It is currently enjoying a resurgence.  Colorado Leather Goods does not offer human branding.  
Livestock were branded by the Egyptians as early as 2000 B.C.  In cattle country, altering a brand is a criminal offense.

TANNING and LEATHER

Tanning is chemically modifying any animal skin to produce a strong, flexible material called leather that is resistant to decay.  The variety of skins and methods used produce leather as soft as flannel or hard and thick enough for saddles.  Humans have used animal skins and made leather since the dawn of time.  
Skins are usually cured by salting.  The cured skins are washed and soaked in water to rehydrate them.  Any remaining flesh is removed from the inner (“flesh”) side.  The hair is removed after soaking in a lime solution.  
The two primary tanning methods are Mineral and Vegetable.  Minerals used include Chrome, Aluminum, and Zirconium salts.  The chemical used in vegetable tanning is tannin.  Tannin is extracted from the bark of Chestnut, Oak, Hemlock, Quebracho, and Mangrove trees.  These Tannin solutions are called liquors.  
Tanned leather is split to the desired thickness and dyed if desired.  
Fat-liquoring is a process of treating with oils and greases.  The leather is then dried and finished if desired.

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COLORADO LEATHER GOODS  
208 South 22nd Street  
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 USA  
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