What is Crazy Horse Leather?
Why is it named Crazy Horse Leather ?
Full Grain Leather
This is strongest and most durable element of the hide of an animal, situated just below the coat. The grain pattern in this section of the hide is very taut which is why this particular leather has been titled "full-grain" leather.
Full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable leather meaning that over time, full-grain leather will only intensify its stately charm. It will do so developing a polish from being handled as opposed to other types of leather which can and will ultimately diminish with wear.
Advantage of Crazy Horse Leather
Many of its features makes crazy horse leather so special, one of which is the wax itself. As we know, wax is highly resistant to water and other liquids. So, when applied to leather it protects the leather fibers far better than that of any other substance used on leather today. This allows the crazy horse leather to withstand much of what is an issue for most other types of leather.
Another such fascinating quality that makes crazy horse leather so unique, is that it doesn't stain fabrics or clothing. Because of this, it is the ideal choice of leather for making vintage style leather bags and other vintage fashion accessories. Unlike oil-pull leather bags, and many other types of leather that use oils, crazy horse leather is the exception when it comes to vintage but clean.
Why does the crazy horse leather look like it has scratches on it ?
The process of making the crazy horse leather is by applying a wax to the leather which creates an unique effect just by giving it a little rubs and scratches, it will cause small changes to the material's shade and appearance. This gives it a unique rustic, vintage look which ages beautifully over time.
The wax strengthens the leather fibers to the point that when the fibers are rubbed or scratched the natural leather color changes a shade or two, without immediately reversing back. Only through daily use or continuous rubbing over a short period of time will allow the shade change to reverse back. Through wear and tear, naturally the crazy horse leather will become full of these scratches. The rubbed and scratched areas that show the changes in shades of color, are what reflects the so loved antique and vintage appearance.