Natural Strap Leather | Chahin Leather ™
ChahinLeather™ strap leather is 100% vegetable tanned in the same four-week process as our skirting leather but leveled for a more uniform thickness. After the tanning process is complete, the leather is drum dyed for uniform coloring. Chahin Leather’s artisanal tanning process produces strap leather that takes tooling well and also oils and dyes uniformly. Products made with this leather will develop a beautiful patina with use over time.
Uses: Tooling, carving, stamping, embossing, and dyeing.
Products: Belts, dog collars, tack, holsters, sheaths, arborist products, journal covers, pouches, bags, briefcases.
Average square feet: 22-25
Hide Type: Jumbo Heavy Native Steer
About Chahin Leather
ChahinLeather™ is a family-owned tannery that was founded in 1932 by Angel Chahin Sr. The traditions and values have since carried on for three generations. The skills and knowledge that have been acquired over eight decades are part of their heritage will continue to be passed onto future generations.
Through the years, the machinery and technologies used may have changed but they still make their leather using the same artisanal process as in the beginning. They understand that good things take time. Like a fine wine or bourbon, crafting the best leather shouldn’t be rushed. The vegetable tanning process takes nearly 40 days using high quality hides and natural vegetable tannins. This leather is known for creating finished products that not only become richer as they are used, but also develops a patina over time. With proper care, products made with vegetable tanned leather can last a lifetime.
From the time the tannery receives the hides, until the leather is finished, they not only keep you and your projects in mind but also those that will be using the leather goods. Full grain ChahinLeather™ is versatile and possibilities for use are nearly limitless. Every project you create is as unique as the leather itself. We are proud to have our leather be part of your story.