fish oil dressed leather,sheep or deer

Submitted by Jay M. Howlett on 08/17/2002. ( rushonboys @yahoo .com ) 209.96.185.78

Is anyone out there produceing a true fish oil dressed leather? I need full deer or sheep dressed this way for a research grant project.Wash leathers are too thin for my purpose,wich is to reproduce 18th century buckskin breeches. Thanks for any leads Jay

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No one I'm aware of!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 08/17/2002. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.10.82

Too labor intensive, and it only would appeal to a small market - so leather manufacturers dont consider it profitable. You would have to find someone doing it on a small scale as custom work. Unfortunately there arent many people out there with the experience and knowledge to still do it.


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