We are pleased to offer our Crazy Horse Buffalo Leather strips. Our strips are cut from B Grade Water Buffalo double butts. Crazy Horse is a style of finishing leather rather than a color. It’s achieved by applying certain kinds of wax to the surface of the buffalo leather after it has been buffed and smoothed out. There are two types of crazy horse style buffalo leather available, one is chromium tan and the other is vegetable tan. Chromium is a faster tanning process and is less expensive and usually produces lower quality leather. Vegetable tan is not a fast process and it is more expensive and usually produces high-quality leather.
This offering is for vegetable tan crazy horse style buffalo leather strips, that provides quality above and beyond the industry standards. Our buffalo leather is fully aniline dyed, which may or may not mean something to a buyer but let us explain why it matters. Only the highest quality leather is selected for the aniline-dyed process because the leather is dyed exclusively with soluble dyes. The dye colors the leather without producing the uniform surface of a topcoat paint or insoluble pigmented sealant. Any sort of visible imperfections such as scars, bug bites, range marks, or pores will be more visible and the blemishes will be amplified.
Our vegetable tanned crazy horse style buffalo leather will not accept water, will not wet mold or tool, and it will not accept the dye. This leather is ideal for finished high-end leather belts, guitar straps, and these strips make excellent leather cuff bracelets. We offer these strips to you in three available weights and in 11 different widths you can choose from using the drop down box - reference our leather weight guide for more information on picking the right weight/thickness.If you don’t see the width or weight you need please contact us for a custom order and we will cut a belt strip in the width and weight you need!
If you have any questions or concerns about our crazy horse style vegetable tan buffalo leather belt blanks please let us know, we are happy to answer any questions for you.
Leather is good quality. Was a bit more brown hued than the picture makes it seem but overall the color is good. I made the mistake of thinking 48" was enough for a belt and it ended up being a bit short for this project. My fault entirely but definitely measure twice for your project.