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Comparing Grades of Leather

When we make something here, we always choose full grain leather. But what does that mean? Well there are many different grades of leather including suede, genuine (or corrected grain) leather, top grain, and full grain. To start off, lets look at Corrected Grain or "Genuine" leather. Simply put, corrected-grain or “genuine” leather has had an artificial grain applied to its surface. For those of you who are looking for real quality leather goods, this would be a step in the wrong direction. These leathers are low grade splits pressed and dyed with patterning on the surface to mimic natural grain patterns. You will not get patinas from this grade of leather, only something that will degrade over time.  Next lets take...

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