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Conceria Walpier Burro ("Ghost"), Orange

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Weight: 5.0-5.5 oz

Burro, a "ghost" style leather from Conceria Walpier in Italy, is simply mind blowing stuff.  Those who love the patina / visible journey / patina aspect of vegetable tanned leathers can expect to have a special appreciation for this leather especially after holding and using it.

Some leathers naturally exhibit a beautiful bloom after a certain period of inactivity, which is usually easy to wipe or wear away.  Burro, however, is coated in a thin but dense layer of wax/tallow that can take several days, weeks, or months to fade depending on how it is being used.  Our first test wallet was carried daily for three weeks and still maintained about 60% of the white-ish wax/tallow layer.  Beneath this layer lies a stunning medium-high sheen veg tan that will begin developing its own patina to form an even bolder contrast to the remaining tallow.

  • Tanning:  vegetable
  • Temper:  firm, dense
  • Grain:  smooth, medium-high sheen
  • Dye:  struck through
  • Flesh:  pasted, smooth, darker than grain side
  • Smell:  can't type, too busy sniffing my Burro wallet
  • Patina:  much of the wax/tallow coating will wear after use (or it can be removed manually with a polishing cloth and elbow grease - a heat gun or hair dryer can help speed up this process), and expose the grain.  Depending on the design of the product, the wax/tallow will remain in areas of low contact (e.g. around snaps and areas with recessed stitching).  Being a veg tan, the grain will develop a bright sheen and the color will darken with handling and sun exposure.
  • Cutting:  easy
  • Skiving:  dreamy
  • Beveling:  dreamy
  • Burnishing:  dreamy
  • Hand Sewing:  Be mindful of how much you handle the leather during the process, as well as avoiding accidental needle/awl scratches to the wax/tallow layer.  It's also a good idea to test out how hammering post-glue and post-stitching will affect the look.  Otherwise, it's business as usual with this firm veg tan.  
  • Machine Sewing:  marks easily with aggressive feet / feed dogs / rollers.  Go with a smooth set up and dial back top and bottom pressure

Please Note:

  • It's important to note that we take extreme care not to disrupt the coating during handling and shipping, but it is not expected to arrive at your doorstep with the coating in a totally pristine state.
  • While we are incorporating Burro in to our lineup and gauging the appropriate inventory levels, shipping times for double shoulders may be up to 1-2 weeks.  We will introduce single shoulders when we have a better gauge of demand.
  • Approximate average square footage is 14 sqft for double shoulders.

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