Our leathers go through a very thorough selection process. We receive samples from many suppliers. Leather selection is the fine balance between a natural look and textural consistency so we can use most of the hide. It needs to be the right ratio of supple v. stiff, the right sheen, color, texture design, durability, etc. The edge must hold well after skiving (the process of removing thickness), sewing and sanding. Finally, we must look at the country of origin of the animals as well as where the leather was tanned. It helps us determine the best suited hides for the quality of standards we like to uphold.