What Is Split Leather?

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Split leather is leather that is made from the inner layers of a hide that have been scrapped away from the upper hairy layers of a hide. It is hence more fragile than side leather (which is made up of the tough outer skin) and is typically used in the form of suede. Split leather is scrapped from side leather during the tanning process and afterwards it is buffed to make the surface smooth and even.
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1. Dab a soft cloth into a small amount of alcohol, and rub the cloth over the split leather and the surrounding area. The alcohol will clean dirt and debris from the leather, making
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leather split by a pig.
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Split leather made from the lower (inner or flesh side) layers of a hide that have been split away from the upper, or grain, layers. Split leather is more fragile than side leather
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Definition Split cowhide comes from the underlying layer of a cow's skin. By running the wet hide through a splitter, the tanner yields two or more "splits" of leather,
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Split leather is leather created from the fibrous part of the hide left once the top grain of the rawhide has been separated from the hide. During the splitting operation, the top grain and drop split are separated. The drop split can be further split into a middle split and a flesh split. In very thick hides, the middle split can be separated into multiple layers until the thickness prevents further splitting. Split leather then has an artificial layer applied to the surface of the split and is embossed with a leather grain. Splits are also used to create suede.
Split leather is a leather made from layers of hide that were split away from the upper, or grain, layers. It is typically more fragile and fibrous.
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