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What's full-grain leather top grain leather and genuine leather?

Full-grain leather

Full-grain leather is characterized by its luxurious, smooth surface and it has few, if any, flaws. It is the most popular type of leather. It has not been snuffed, sanded, or buffed to remove any natural marks or imperfections from its surface. Its fibers are stable and durable because the grain has not been removed. There is less moisture in the leather from any prolonged contact as the grain has a characteristic of breathing. This type of leather does not wear out easily. Instead, it develops a patina, which is a thin layer that protects the leather from damage from wearing or corroding; it also gives the leather an aesthetic look. It is used in making high-quality footwear and bag.

Top Grain Leather

Top-grain leather has the second-highest leather quality of the high-end category of leather products. The term top grain leather usually refers to the top layer of the cowhide that has been minimally altered. Top grain leather is similar to full-grain leather, except that the top couple millimeters have been sanded and buffed to take away imperfections. With the top layer removed, the leather will have a more uniform finish, but it won't be as durable and it will break down much faster. Also, it develops a pinna that protects it from damage and corrosion making it last longer. It has better stain resistance and is less expensive than full-grain leather. Many people prefer buying this type of leather as it is durable and readily available.

Genuine leather

Genuine leather is made from real leather. In a class of real leather products, genuine leather products are the lowest in quality. These products are made from the leftover leather after the high-end products are made. The products manufactured from it do not look or feel as pleasing compared to those made from high-quality leather. Likewise, products made from genuine leather do not last as long before they wear out. However, most people can afford this type of leather product as they are widely available.

Crazy Horse leather

Crazy horse leather is made from full-grain cowhide – the highest-quality natural leather in the world. A coating of natural wax is applied to the leather, then buffed and polished to a rich, smooth finish. Wear and tear will increase the bag’s beauty – bumps and scratches change the color tones in the leather, creating the rich, multi-hued sheen that only the finest natural leather is known for. Crazy Horse leather is water-resistant – simply wipe away any spills.