We are please to offer our Economy Vegetable Tan Belt Blanks. Our belt strips are cut from B/C Grade Cowhides imported from South America. Because this is economy leather you can expect imperfections. You are likely going to have to work around bug bites, scar, or range marks.
The tannery we source the leather that we use for belt straps is located in Brazil. Tanneries around the world are unique to their own tanning method and culture. You will notice this leather is pale and almost white, that is because this tannery uses an accelerator to speed the tanning process up. Traditional vegetable tan leather tanning can take well over 30 days to complete. The demand for vegetable tan leather has increased and so has the need to speed the process up. The solution that this leather is soaked in does just that and that is what causes the leather to be whiteish as a result. Don’t let the color fool you, this leather takes water, tools wonderfully, burnishes effortlessly, and take dye beautifully.
We offer these strips to you in three available weights (3-4 oz, 6-7 oz, and 8-9 oz) and in 11 different widths (1/2”, 3/4”, 1”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, 1-3/4”, 2”, 2-1/2”, 3”, 3-1/2”, 4”) you can choose from using the drop dox box. 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!
Vegetable tan leather is all natural, using only earthy tannins. Vegetable tan leather is eco friendly, making it safe for your family and your pets! If you enjoy the natural smell of leather veg tan leather is the smell you are craving. It is the unmistakable smell that you find some appealing when you walk into a leather store!
If you have any question or concerns about our economy vegetable tan leather belt blanks please let us know, we are happy to answer any questions for you. We have experienced Master Craftsmen available to help you with your project or to just toss ideas around with.