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Belly & Shoulder Bundles - 5 oz

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Black
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We produce a lot of straps in our shop.  Part of that process involves cutting off the belly and shoulder area from each side before running the leather through our strap cutting machine.  Because this leather is typically between 8-12oz, we ended up with an enormous pile of leather that was taking up lots of space in our shop.  Last year, we sold belly and shoulder bundles at strap weight, and they were a slow seller because there are only so many products you can make from 2-3 sqft pieces of 12oz leather...and shipping was often $$$ on 20lbs of leather.  So, we decided to try something different this time.  

We've taken all of our bellies and shoulders, and cut them down to pieces that we could fit through our splitter (14" wide or less), then split down to approximately 5oz.  We sorted all of the pieces by color and then put together bundles of assorted colors (consisting of Wickett & Craig skirting / english bridle / harness, and some Horween Chromexcel sprinkled across a few of the bundles) and bundles of all black Wickett & Craig skirting and english bridle.

Cuts from the belly and shoulder areas work well for small leather goods.  The important caveats are that they tend to contain more grain "character" than the back/bend area and also potentially more stretch depending on how the leather was dried at the tannery (i.e., toggled leather (skirting, english bridle) stretches less than air dried leather (harness, Chromexcel).  So, it's difficult to define the leather quality of the bundles because it's very subjective depending on the maker and the types of products made from it.  

Custom splitting options are available.

Product photos are representative of what your bundle may look like (a 12 inch ruler is shown in the photos for reference).

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