– Cutting of hides –
This is WHOLE HIDE. As same as the meaning, this is a hide without any special cutting.
It keeps the original hide shape.
This cutting method mainly use on BABY CALF and CALF skin,
it is because those skins are too small size to cut.
Sometimes, you can find a whole hide leather on furniture use leather too.
(as making furniture need a big piece of raw material)
This is one of the most common cutting method in the leather business,
which tanner cut the leather into HALF, one half named “SIDE”.
Most of the hide been cut during the WET BLUE status.
Not during RAW HIDE as it is not easy to cut.
As considering the processes limitation, tanner will not cut it half after the hide is finished.
And also easy to make the finished leather dirty.
We can find Shoulder part on top of the SIDE leather, which is relatively narrow.
If you can see a big hole or being cut, it probably comes from India or Brazil hide.
On the edge part is irregular shape, it is the BELLY part, while it losses
Another edge is normally straight, it is the back part and the cutting-line.
。Shoulder (Double shoulder/ Front Shoulder)
。D.Butts (Single Butt)