Undyed Sheepskin Skiver For Bookbinders
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Undyed Sheepskin Skiver

First of all I should make it abundantly clear that this supreme quality leather so useful in the bindery should not be confused with the leathers provided by some suppliers, I refer to such poor quality as embossed leathers,  glazed leathers or pigment filled leathers that are very cheap, no, ours are more costly , but the difference in quality between our leather and the common sheepskin available to bookbinders is simply a case of opposites, we are talking about some of the cheapest leathers versus some of the best.

This vastly superior leather comes in two weights 0.9mm which is perfect for high-quality case bindings it is also used in furniture restoration where a high-quality leather is required, and 0.3mm which is perfect for leather titling labels, or for covering leather boxes, the series of pictures below show boxes which were covered using this leather, it is amazingly soft and very durable, it is also used in the restoration of swords hilts as well as backgammon boxes.

You will simply not find a better sheepskin skiver than this one, easy to pare, very easy to stain with a very fine natural grain it has shown itself to be a very durable leather, difficult to say exactly how long this leather will last, but as a bookbinder I was called upon to repair many 17th century sheepskin bound books, the leather used in these bindings had lasted getting on for 375 years and this leather had been exposed to some of the worst atmospheric pollution imaginable and was pared very thinly which drastically reduced its strength, nowadays the leather used is much thicker and hence much stronger and will never be exposed to such pollution, so with hand on heart I should say that this leather will be good for about 600 years, quite possibly substantially more, this actually rivals goatskin something you would not see with a normal cheap sheepskin, but this is far from being a normal leather, it is the best leather of its type in the world , soft flawless skins of perfect leather, so useful in the bindery and for other applications, of course, quality of this type does not come cheap, but we have managed to secure a very good discount from our suppliers which ensures that you get the best possible deal on this leather currently the price of this world-class leather is £17.80 a skin reduced in price from £22.80, this represents a significant saving of £5.00 per sq ft, something we know you will appreciate. This leather is available for immediate shipping, to ensure that you get the best possible deal on shipping we cut the skins in two so that they can be sent by packet, this is the most effective and cheapest way to send this leather, the alternative is to send it on a postal tube, which means it has to be sent by courier something which unfortunately is very expensive, we leave you to make up your mind.

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NOTE: The prices above are the price per square foot of this material, but is sold by the full skin. the final price, including shipping will be calculated at a later time depending on the size.

We are also suppliers of conservation grade sheepskin,  perfect and flawless bone white skins passed in quality by the highest technical leather Institute in the world, these German fanatics make sure every skin meets the highest conservation grade possible, unbeatable when you want simple strength and longevity coupled with raw beauty, simply the worlds best conservation grade sheepskin when you want for example to create period replicas, look no further, you have found the perfect leather, of course, excellence like this doesn't come cheap, we did negotiate a price of £42.80 per sq ft for this leather, but we agreed after settling on a larger monthly consignment of this leather so the German tannery reluctantly agreed to give us a trade discount, so we can offer this amazing proven leather to you at a special introductory price of £36.80 per sq ft plus shipping and VAT, skins are available ex-works.

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0.9mm & 0.3mm sheepskin skiver £17.80 reduced from £22.80

 

Per averagre 12 ft skin in the case of the 0.9mm leather and about 6 sq ft for the 0.3mm leather although skins can reach 8 sq ft in size

 

Eamil Richard at edenworkshops@orange.fr or telephone him on 0033 (0)555 71242

 

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