Our Repair Calf is sourced from the Indian sub-continent. The leather is initially tanned at source using white synthetic tannins. When the skins arrive in our Edinburgh Tannery, we remove the majority of this original tannage and then re-tan, using Tara or Sumac. In addition to improving the leather with these superior tannages, we also add our Archival tannage, yielding leather that is both durable and a pleasure to use.
You can see examples of our Archival BV Repair Calf on the following finished books:
The Abstract Garden,
Cuts of Craft Workers,
The Domesday Book - Millennium Edition and
A Thousand Full Moon Nights that are featured in the Showcase area of our web site.
*These skins are produced in a mixture of whole skins or 'sides' (half skins taken from much larger whole skins).
*Average Skin Size: 0.80 - 1.0m² (8¾ - 10.75 ft²)
Approx. Cut Size: 80 x 50cm
Standard Substance: 0.9mm
Colours available: Natural (Fair)
Grades: II, III and IV
Prices for single skins:
Natural Grade II - £221.00 per skin
Natural Grade III - £192.00 per skin
Natural Grade IV - £120.00 per skin
Quantity discounts will be applied automatically.