Leather Quality and Properties

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  1. CalzolaiFeF

    CalzolaiFeF Well-Known Member

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    I have a pocket, foldable shoehorn attached to my home keys. [​IMG]
     


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    Another site: http://www.aacrack.co.uk/catalogue.asp?page=home
     


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    I recently read a few comments over at Gaziano&Girling's fan thread on SF about the new and tasty Hatch Grain leather. Those comments mention that the leather loses colour. Anyone on this thread with experience about HG leather?
     


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    Could be just because it is crust leather, which will loose color in the creases, and in repeated wet environments and if things like reno, or anything turpentine based is used on them.
     


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    I have it on the shafts of a pair of St. Crispin's boots and yes, it loses color. What I have does not appear to be crust but might have been finished by St. Crispin's.

    I'll post a pic in a minute.
     
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    Here it is.

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    Nothing but brushing on this.
     
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    I think the maker/tanner (is it Horween?) put an antique finish on it after the hatching was embedded to make it stand out. That's whats rubbing off. You're looking at the leather in it's natural state, as who should say.
     


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    That leather made a splash in production last Season, and just about all who used it have been taking returns on it.....finish comes right off.
     


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    Thank you.

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    Bill Amberg's Rocket Briefcase seems to be the first product.
    http://www.billamberg.com/the-rocket-cordovan/



    I came across an interesting paper.
    http://nihon-shika.info/kenkyu_2.pdf (in Japanese)

    Experiments are done on acrylic boards as follows.

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    Here are scratch marks on acrylic boards by 3 kinds of chamois leather (deer suede), microfiber felt, microfiber eyeglass cloth, kleenex, and cotton face cloth.

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    Here are diameters of fiber bundles by scanning electron microscope: chamois (deer suede) 3μm, sheep suede 2-3μm, calf suede 2-10μm (from left to right)

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    and diameters of single fibers by scanning electron microscope: microfiber felt 3-10μm, microfiber eyeglass cloth 2-3μm, kleenex 3-15μm, cotton face cloth 3-15μm (from left to right)
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