Vegetable tanned horsehide wallet, featuring genuine mule deer tendon hand-stitch, by Scott Willis at Don’t Mourn, Organize!
5 months wear now, without too much care, by my brother.
The colour is really coming along and the grain now has a nice, light shine to it.
The shine is best appreciated at a slight angle which I failed to capture, but the photos below perhaps gives us a small glimpse…
I really love this natural veg. tanned horsehide – it has so much character, the grain is very responsive and wears beautifully – not too much more I can ask for in a natural veg. tan.
Close-ups of some wear ‘n tear:
The grain did feel somewhat dry though, as it’s been around 4 months since it was last conditioned.
So, with a bit of Scott’s own leather conditioner, I gave the horsehide a light feed:
The grain is a little bit duller now after the feeding, but it will no doubt pick up a nice shine again after a day or two.
The colour is so rich, with a strong hint of amber and remarkable depth.
And finally, family portrait time – next to my Blackacre wallet by Ray Lansburg, which was made with a re-tanned horsehide:
No matter the tannage, horsehide is just pure awesome!