Grains of Leather
Types of Grain
Cuts of Leather
BELLY: From the sides of the hide, typical thinner and more fibrous. This is the most economical portion of the split leather.
SPLIT: Bottom surface of the hide, high tensile strength. Split is divided into:
SHOULDER: From the shoulder part of the split leather. More hairy than the side, this is the second best quality of split leather. Often sub-divided into the type of selection like select shoulder, regular shoulder, etc.
SIDE: The best part of split leather, the back, also called butt leather.