Note: Natural Color will vary per hide. Expect shade variation and markings.
DESCRIPTION: Tanned in Italy on heavier weight European hides. Baldwin is a contemporary leather that exudes casual sophistication and rustic elegance. Wax is used in the tanning process to generate warm tones throughout the hide's surface for a less distressed look. The overall appearance of this leather brings to mind the luxurious richness of a beautifully worn English saddle. The hides have not been altered in any way during the tanning process. Shade variation is normal and areas of hides absorb dyes differently, so natural dye lot variations will occur. Remember that a swatch is a general representation of the leather's color and texture, not an exact match. Scars, marks, and branding are not flaws but rather are proof of authenticity, what we call "hallmarks of the trail". Leathers will fade if exposed to direct sunlight. Baldwin is a pull up leather which means color diffusion and "burst" will occur when worked by hand. If any of these characteristics is a problem please consider a "painted" leather. One that has been corrected and heavily pigmented.