WHOLE LARGE VEGETABLE TANNED KANGAROO LEATHER HIDE.
DRUM DYED A RICH RED colour. ( With a special coating to make the surface luxurious and easy to clean.
Size is large, about 700 mm x 750 mm at the extremities.
Thickness is just around 0.7 mm.
If you want to know the thickness of the actual skin/s you will get, please ask before buying.
THE SURFACE IS NATURAL GRAIN.
GENUINE ALL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCT.
You can see that the tanning is very professional and done perfectly.
The back (flesh side) surface has been skimmed to provide an even overall thickness to the hide and to give a very nice smooth suede like surface (not brushed).
It can be used for wet-moulding (blocked) to form three dimensional shapes such as hoods, knife pouches, holsters and special tool cases.
It is not the purpose of this listing to detail wet-moulding of leather, but this is the right grade to do it with.
A NOTE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THIS LEATHER:-
Most kangaroo hides available for tanning are a by-product of the carcase abattoirs. These are not, but were professionally produced solely for the purpose of making finest quality leather. They are from country areas with ideal conditions for high quality hides and have been skinned and tanned with care.
The end result is this presentation of the highest grade possible. Just look at the photo.
Kangaroo hide is a 100% renewable and sustainable resource. Before harvest it is never treated with chemical dips or drenches of any kind. Neither are the native grass fodders.
To avoid chemicals we freeze our hides at the point of harvest. Thereafter the only treatment is the actual tanning to turn it in to leather. Frozen hides are preferred by our tanners, salted hides tend to produce inferior leather.