American Bison leather is over 40% stronger than traditional cowhide and is unparalleled in its softness, strength and durability. The grain of the American bison leather is more pronounced and the fibers are thicker and more widely spaced. Leather has selected the American Bison, due to its superior inherent properties as well as the fact that the leather is processed and tanned in The United States.
Thickness or Weight – Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
Qualities and Care of Cordura Fabric If you are searching for a high performance fabric, search no more. When compared with other fabrics where durability is a deciding factor, Cordura fabrics are ten times more durable than cotton duck fabric, two times more durable than standard nylon and three times more durable than standard polyester fabric. Most all apparel products made with Cordura fabric can be machine washed and dried on a low setting, while luggage, backpacks and upholstery can be spot cleaned with an approved spray cleaner.
Perma Core. A premium core spun sewing thread manufactured with continuous filament polyester core and polyester staple wrap for most sewing applications. The core spun construction delivers a thread with a higher strength and sewing performance over staple spun products, allowing for the use of smaller thread sizes. Perma Core maximizes seam quality while minimizing sewing problems. By American & Efird
Chest: Measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest. Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose.
Length: Measure from the base of neck to the waistline.
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