Big Spikey Collar: Leather

Sir Sir
I recently received this and I absolutely love it. But I wanted to know what type of leather it is, what the leather is coated with as well as how you got it to be the smooth texture it is. Also, since I'm asking about the collar anyway, what metal are the spikes and rivets made of?
11/20/2009
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Purple Foxglove Purple Foxglove
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Originally posted by Sir
I recently received this and I absolutely love it. But I wanted to know what type of leather it is, what the leather is coated with as well as how you got it to be the smooth texture it is. Also, since I'm asking about the collar anyway, what ... More
I've got the Pretty Plain (&loveit!) and I was wondering about that rivet-thing where the metal is exposed on the inside as well. I'm allergic to nickel, but I haven't had any reaction to it, in fact, it sort of looks like brass?
11/20/2009
Bill Ditchburn Bill Ditchburn
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Originally posted by Sir
I recently received this and I absolutely love it. But I wanted to know what type of leather it is, what the leather is coated with as well as how you got it to be the smooth texture it is. Also, since I'm asking about the collar anyway, what ... More
Hi Sir
that's an 8/9oz cowhide, veg-tanned for strap or harness. It's not coated with anything; the smooth surface is the result of buffing, at the tannery, not by us. Generally top grain leathers aren't coated. Patent leather may occasionally be made from top grain, but mostly it's just a split leather with a plasticized top layer. Coating is something that tanneries will do to maximize the hide. Cowhide is really thick, so it will be "split" into various layers, but obviously, only one will be "top grain" and have the actual top layer that gives leather it's characteristic pattern, as well as a lot of its strength. "Splits" can be various weights, and can have a whole range of top surfaces applied to make them look like ostrich, crocodile or whatever. Splits are also what most of us think of as suede. True suede is the top grain layer with the surface roughed up. The spikes are nickel plated steel, and the rivets nickel plated brass. Hope that helps!
11/21/2009
Bill Ditchburn Bill Ditchburn
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Originally posted by Purple Foxglove
I've got the Pretty Plain (&loveit!) and I was wondering about that rivet-thing where the metal is exposed on the inside as well. I'm allergic to nickel, but I haven't had any reaction to it, in fact, it sort of looks like brass?
Hello there, glad you're liking the Pretty! The metal parts on that piece are a nickel plated steel buckle, nickel plated steel d ring and post, and the rivet part of the d ring and post, on the inside of the collar is brass. Well spotted!
Hopefully you won't have any trouble with the collar, but yes, parts of it are nickel....

Billy
11/21/2009
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Bill Ditchburn
Hi Sir
that's an 8/9oz cowhide, veg-tanned for strap or harness. It's not coated with anything; the smooth surface is the result of buffing, at the tannery, not by us. Generally top grain leathers aren't coated. Patent leather may ... More
That does help! Quite a lot, actually! Thank you very much, Bill.
11/21/2009
Purple Foxglove Purple Foxglove
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Originally posted by Bill Ditchburn
Hello there, glad you're liking the Pretty! The metal parts on that piece are a nickel plated steel buckle, nickel plated steel d ring and post, and the rivet part of the d ring and post, on the inside of the collar is brass. Well ... More
Ooh! Go me! lol, Well I did wear it for an extended period straight out of the box, and had no reaction so I'm pretty impressed. ^-^

Thanks for the info!
11/21/2009
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Purple Foxglove
Ooh! Go me! lol, Well I did wear it for an extended period straight out of the box, and had no reaction so I'm pretty impressed. ^-^

Thanks for the info!
Well, that's good that you didn't!
11/21/2009
Purple Foxglove Purple Foxglove
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Originally posted by Sir
Well, that's good that you didn't!
lol, yeah itchy red spots aren't fun.
11/21/2009
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