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CLEARANCE - Wickett and Craig White-Coated Natural Veg Tan Full Sides

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Weight:  5.0-5.5

Wickett and Craig has been experimenting with a bunch of different recipes to come up with their "American Vacchetta" (it's still a work-in-progress).  We've received a few different experimental batches from them, including what we've been offering as "special veg tan" and now this product.  So, what is this stuff?

Well, the base of this leather is Wickett's natural carving, aka natural veg tan.  Wickett then sent the leather through their sprayer to apply a very light coat of white top coat - similar to the stuff they spray on their English Bridle leather.  This particular batch has the same temper as their natural carving.  

This white top coat has some interesting advantages as well as disadvantages.  From our testing, we found that the leather:

  • Wet molded well, but did not seem to take tooling well (we're tooling novices here, so we'll be glad to change this verdict if someone finds this not to be the case). 
  • Accepted dye, but the dyed areas had a pastel effect - which can lead to some pretty interesting and unique results. 
  • Did not darken with the application of tallow or Smith's leather balm.
  • Did not darken with light exposure the same way natural veg tan does. 
  • Top coat can be sanded off with some high grit sandpaper.

These sides have little-to-no defective grain, but most of the sides have a handful of white dots from where the sprayer dripped excess top coat.  They’re very small and hard to spot (there are a few examples in the photos).

The verdict:  this is very good veg tan leather.  If you like the way it looks as-is or if you're willing to get creative, you will score a very, very good deal at $90 a side.

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