Leather Hide Parts

Cow hides are sometimes sub-divided into different leather hide parts. Hence each cut has different uses, qualities and characteristics. It is useful to know this in order to buy the right type leather for your project.

Leather hide parts

Belly

Elongated and narrow, bellies are typically less consistent then the rest of the hide.
They can be used for the production of belts, sandals, wallets and other accessories.

Bend

Can be either a single bend (one half) or a double bend (both sides) Usually used for belts, footwear + accessories.

Shoulder

Usually used for belts and straps

Side

Includes the belly, bend, shoulder and neck. Usually used for belts, footwear, garments and accessories.

Whole Hide

All above parts, largest size available. Whole hides are suitable for garments, furniture, car seats and general upholstery.

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