Buffalo Hide very"Stiff"?

Submitted by Al on 1/31/02. ( ac311671@mindspring.com ) 134.163.253.126

Wondering if anyone knows how to soften up a New Buffalo Hide I bought recently. Taken in 1999 it has been fully tanned but for some reason, this Hide is very "stiff"? Thanks for any help? Al

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It may well have been tanned but not thinned enough

This response submitted by Kristoph on 1/31/02. ( skinme2@aol.com ) 152.163.189.67

I suppose you could probably rehydrate it with water and a bit of fabric softener and take it a little thinner on a fleshing machine.
And then "break the hide again once it dries.
Prior to doing this I would personally consult with Bruce Rittle or some other professional tanner.


I must be spelling Rittel wrong

This response submitted by Kristoph on 1/31/02. ( skinme2@aol.com ) 152.163.189.67

because I think it's supposed to appear as a "hyperlink", someone correct me please?


Oh, Corrected meself

This response submitted by Kristoph on 1/31/02. ( SKINME2@aol.com ) 152.163.189.67

thanks Kris . Rittel


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