What is Crazy Horse Leather?

What is Crazy Horse Leather?

When you bought our leather bags you may find some of the bags are made out of crazy horse leather, and their price usually not cheap, so there is a question, what's crazy horse leather? Here we will provide a detailed introduction to crazy horse leather.

What is crazy horse leather?

Crazy horse leather is not from horse leather as the name might imply. It is called ‘crazy horse leather’ because it is used for horse saddles. The word ‘crazy’ signifies its toughness as it can hold a horse no matter how strong it is.

Crazy Horse leather is made from full-grain cowhide leather – the highest-quality natural leather in the world. (In our article "What is The Difference Between Full-Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather and Genuine Leather?" mentioned the full-grain leather is the best and highest grade grain leather.) The leather is then treated by applying a special type of wax to a full-grain cowhide surface that has been polished and softened, which gives it particular qualities and characteristics that are different from any other type of leather. The unique and special kind of treatment allows the natural characteristics of the leather fibers to shine through. Small scratches, marks, and natural color differences suddenly become the highlight of our bags and are exactly what gives our leather that special kind of vintage style and timeless rustic features. It will get more beautiful with time and usage. Rather than wear out, a crazy horse leather develops a patina.

What makes crazy horse leather so special?

Crazy Horse leather is produced by skilled craftsmen using only the finest quality 100% natural full-grain leather. This rich full-grain cowhide is treated with natural wax, then buffed to perfection – creating a water-resistant leather that is durable, beautiful, and buttery-soft to the touch. This rugged leather has a luxuriously soft feel and a rich, multi-hued tone that is exclusive to top-quality leather.

Because of this, it is the ideal leather option to make vintage-style leather bags. Each crazy horse leather bag is handmade, therefore, all Crazy Horse Leather bags are unique due to their individual manufacturing process and the fact that they are made entirely of natural material, therefore, each bag that is made has a slightly different color creating a unique heirloom.

How is crazy horse leather made?

Crazy Horse Leather is made with the highest quality full-grain leather materials, supplied by the best suppliers in the field. Crazy horse leather is made by applying a thick layer of a special type of wax to a full-grain cowhide surface that has been smoothed and polished to give it a shiny and smooth feel. The wax will improve the fibers of the leather and cause small changes in the tone, shape and appearance of the material. This gives it a timeless appearance that ages beautifully over time, to increase the vintage look that Crazy Horse Leather is known for.

Why is Crazy Horse Leather so Durable?

Crazy Horse leather is so strong due to being made of only the best quality leather. This means the leather uses the full thickness possible from only high-quality hides.

Why does the crazy horse leather feel 'waxy'? and looks like it has scratches on it.

The wax coating used in Crazy Horse Leather makes it extremely resistant to weathering, it also makes it very durable capable of resisting wear. The wax also protects the leather from damage related to water or moisture, therefore, the water will not damage it.

The crazy horse leather is made from entirely natural cowhide. Apart from the hair, nothing else is removed. The scratches are the history of the cow from which it is made by the spots and marks on it.

What are the advantages of Crazy Horse Leather?

  • Strong and durable
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • It will withstand many years of use.
  • Beautiful and appearance over the years, unique look and feel which combines luxury and antique touch.
  • Wax applied to the leather protects the leather with water resistance and makes it more durable.

Crazy Horse leather bags are also expensive, so you need to take good care of them, here is a guide of "how to care your leather bags".

Do you want to buy a Crazy Horse Leather Bags, check the following crazy horse bags' list:


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Multi-pocket Crazy Horse Leather Backpack

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