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Cuir de Russie
Our Cuir de Russie leather has been especially developed by one of our key English tanneries, in collaboration with leading French academics. The combination of outstanding technical know how from the tannery, renowned for their traditional vegetable and oak bark tanning, along with detailed academic research has enabled the production of a leather with all of the characteristics of the original, a major export of pre-Revolutionary Russia, which was used throughout the world for small leather goods, book binding, military items and upholstery. The birch oil used in the finishing process produced a leather with great weather resistance, as well as resistance to attack from mould, insects and other enemies of leather leading a hard life. We Liken this leather to an Islay Malt - huge personality, certainly not for every palate, but for those who love it no other leather will be as satisfying to own
Cuir de Russie/Russian Calf
Great texture, depth and variety of colour and grain, huge character
Surely one of the most interesting leathers available in the world