Deer leather is the softest, most subtle game leather you can buy. For this reason, the leather is a popular choice for clothing, handbags, accessories, and much more. However, this leather is not necessarily a good choice for all leather applications. As a result, it is important to be aware of the properties of deer leather before you purchase it.
Leather made from deer hides is ideal for items that will not get heavy use. If the leather is worn or used too frequently, it tends to stretch or tear. This makes it a bad choice for handbags or coats that are worn often or used for work, or for furniture. However, this leather is a fine choice for clothing, bags, or decorative items that receive lighter wear or use.
This leather is well suited for outerwear. Deer hide is breathable, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition, water and damp does not harm the leather, which means that it can be worn in the rain without becoming stiff or discolored.
Leather made from deerskin does need to be cleaned carefully. Do not use leather conditioners or water-repellent treatments that are meant for other types of leather. The treatments will block the pores of the leather, ruining its ability to allow air circulation. If the leather becomes soiled or stained, do not rub the stain. Pour baby powder over the soiled or stained area, and allow it to sit overnight. Then, use a leather brush to remove the powder.
Rocky Mountain Tanners provides wholesale leather, including leather made from deer skin. We can also custom treat and tan deer hides that you provide.