Rugged American Buffalo Leather Hide ID001
Whole American Buffalo Leather Rugged Hide – Use as a Rug, Table Cover, Wall Hanging, Desk Topper, etc.
Hide 65″ W x 37″ H (at widest point)
Before you buy this American Buffalo Hide, you have to understand buffalo and love it for what it is. Even though most buffalo live on ranches today, their genetic makeup is that of a wild animal. They’re shaggy, rough, tough and rugged and their hides reflect their genetic heritage and habits. I felt it was important that our American buffalo products stay true to the historic nature of these majestic animals and that includes keeping the scars and scrapes they collect along their life journey. We brought hides into our tannery and had them naturally hand-tanned and double tanned. In the end, we got leather with a fantastic feel while retaining the wonderful, rugged texture and character. Thus, imperfection perfection. This hide is a perfect presentation of natural American Buffalo leather.
Naturally-tanned leather has heart and soul and over time develops a character, warmth, patina and suppleness not found in other products.
Embossed with a Col. Littleton crosswords logo and Rugged American Buffalo logo in bottom, right corner.
Made in the USA.
“Incidentally, I do know that the scientific name for American Buffalo is Bison . . . however, use of the name “Buffalo” is popular in American culture and that’s what I like to use. After all, it was “Buffalo Bill” not “Bison Bill” and the “buffalo nickel” not the “bison nickel.”
If it was good enough for Buffalo Bill, it’s good enough for me.
We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.
Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.