Knowledge: Thickness

Knowledge: Thickness

Leather Thickness:Connoisseur checkpoint ① Leather Thickness

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Leather Thickness

People tend to look at the thinness and softness of leather, but the thickness is also the appeal of leather.
The photo above is Shonan Glazing Bend by Shonan Leather Industry, which is known for their pit soaked vegetable tanning.

Leather Craft Phoenix, which used to specialize in leather for shoe soles, still sells a large number of thick vegetable tanned leather and bend. It is said that the appeal of thick leather lies in the firmness. "Because the fibers are tightly aligned, it doesn't easily lose its shape." Mr. Yoshikawa recommends the Shonan Glazing Bend. This leather is made from North American steer and is carefully tanned over two months. "First, we need to procure high quality rawhide, and also a strong setter, that has only a few units in the world, to flatten the thickness of the hide. Plus experience and knowledge. Only when these three are combined will we make high-quality thick leather." The luster created by rubbing the surface of leather with a glass ball is also beautiful. "The leather will absorb the oil from your hands and age beautifully."

The cross section that shines even when cut is evidence that the fibers are tight. The finish of the edge is also excellent.

About 40 types of leather purchased from tanners and wholesalers are constantly available as.

The pickers that were used in the early Showa period when the spinning industry was flourishing were also made of such thick leather. It was strong enough to withstand threads passing through at a high speed.