I am about to tan a road-killed river otter (first time) and ordered the Krowtann2000 to do it. My question is, can I use this product to get a nice pliable soft pelt or is this product only for mounting hides on forms? What steps should I take...?
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Krow-oil and to break it. BP
Breaking it...is that what is meant by working the tanned hide over a post or board until it is dry?
yes. There is a lot in the archives on both the krowtann and breaking.
After you tan it with the Krowtann, use the Krow-oil on it. each day as it's drying you stretch and pull on it and it will break for you. It comes with instructions and different methods.
derek, here is a way to break hides, and how to make a breaking tool.
go to this address.
Everyone has been very helpful. I ordered some Krow-oil and will plan on breaking the hide with a homemade breaking tool or an axe blade. Much appreciated!
Derek, if you follow the instructions on the krow-oil, you shouldn't need a breaking tool. Good Luck !