Elk leather has long been prized by Native Americans and outdoorsmen alike for its superior strength and distinctive grain. This leather is quite rare because the main habitat for elk in the United States is the Rocky Mountains, and the hunting season is limited to prevent over-harvesting of elk. As a result, most leather retailers do not carry leather made from elk skin, and when they do, it is very costly.
Elk leather is strong, yet soft and supple. As a result, it makes superior clothing. The strong grain of the elk skin help it resist stretching out of shape, even after heavy use or multiple times wearing the clothing. The elk skin is also highly resistant to damage, meaning that it will not tear or scratch easily. This quality makes elk skin clothing and bags ideal for outdoor use.
Rocky Mountain Tanners carries elk leather and well as fine wholesale leather made from other game animals, such as deer and buffalo. Purchase custom-tanned leather from us, or send in the skin from your own harvested elk. We will process the skin and tan it according to your specifications. Enjoy the elk skin as-is, or have a local tailor who is experienced with leatherworking make it into clothing or another item such as a purse, saddlebag, or a fine piece of furniture. No matter what you decide to do with your elk skin leather, you will have a unique piece of natural art that will last and last for generations if it is cared for properly.
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