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Does Genuine Leather Mean it’s Really Leather?

I thought it was time to write a short blog about leather to clarify some basic points about this beautiful material. My intention is to enlighten and inform readers that all leather is not created equal, not even from the animals from which it is taken. I’ll make this article easy to read and understand. A special thanks to Saddleback Leather for their gracious input.Where does leather come from? Cows, Deer, Pigs, Lambs, Sheep and I hate to say this…Horses.Basically there are 4 types of leather:FULL GRAIN which is the “cream of the crop”, the best money can buy. It comes from the top layer of the hide which should display the natural markings and grain characteristics from the animal...

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