Oak Bark Tanned Leather has a long tradition in this country which modern industry has left far behind. There is, however, one tannery left (the last in Europe) nestling in the Devon hills powered by a waterwheel producing the very best bridle and harness leather using oak bark from the Lake District. Oak bark contains the necessary tannins to transform Devon cowhides into leather. The hide of a Devon cow, oak bark, Devon river water and time (just these four ingredients), produce a very special leather that is prized throughout the world.
Our Oak Bark Tanned Devon leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.
Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. Our Leather care information card is included with every purchase.
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