Marbly lines generally regarded as not cool marks on mothers, unless the mother is a cow or pig and then they're more than cool.
Stretch marks appear when the animal grows quickly or gets really fat for a time in life for some reason.
The veins and stretch marks are what give the leather that cool marbled look.
Did you know that if they slaughter a cow in the winter in a place where it's really really cold, that it'll have more pronounced veins because the blood rises closer to the surface to keep them warm.
Almost all thick leather wrinkles when it is bent back on itself. Kind of like when you squat down in a pair of leather shoes and wrinkles appear about 4" from the toe.
It's common to see very fine holes on leather if you look closely. Cows have hair too and if it isn't completely removed in the initial tanning process then you'll see them.
Itching oneself against or running scared through barbed wire, mesquite bushes or cactus will cause long thin black lines. If the bulls liked the way the cow moooved, then she'll get hoof marks which are usually up to an inch wide and a few inches long.
The bigger scars happen when they got gored or kicked hard. Two small single black scars not far apart are often bat bites. Those are found on cows in more jungly areas.
If a cow sleeps on it's right side for years or has a habit of rubbing one spot with his horns or any kind of regular friction in one place, you get a callous.
These markings are usually smooth, not raised, small and circular in shape.
The mark of a cow well loved. Brands can be shapes, letters and numbers. We only use the nice and smooth healed up ones.
In third world countries, some ranchers don't have enough money to buy a branding iron, so they heat up a piece of iron and draw a picture on the cow. Whatever's clever, right?
PREMIUM ITALIAN LEATHER
We are using full grain leather - it’s one the most expensive leather as it is made from the topmost layer of the cow hide. It does not (like cheaper leathers) have a synthetic leather coating to be noted. It retains all of the texture of the original hide and is therefore flexible and more durable
Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs all the traces of our living, it matures, gets softer and darker depending on your lifestyle and how you use your product. The natural ageing does not compromise its resistance and gives it a vintage look with warm colour shades showing evidence of being a natural product.
To keep the leather on your product looking it's best you can apply natural leather wax, balm or oil. They all have a different effect so please apply on a small corner first. The leather tends to go darker if you treat it and does not need to be treated very often, We prefer to keep the leather on our THE COBBLEROAD goods untreated.
Treasure it and it will last.
Our leather is sturdy and hard-wearing, it will last for many years but it does have limits so please avoid extreme temperatures overly harsh use and direct contact with wet and moist surfaces. We encourage you to love and use you re THE COBBLEROAD goods often and daily,