Category Archives: Trekker Leather

Vegetable Tanning: The Original Way


All leather goes through a tanning process that gives it the color and characteristics that people find appealing and fashionable.  The two most common forms of tanning, vegetable and chrome tanning, each have their benefits, but we continually find that we prefer veg-tanned leather. Why we prefer vegetable tanning Vegetable tanning

The Genesis of our Leather Goods

The first leather project

The hunting knife (with a leather handle) and sheath above were the first two leather products our grandfather taught me how to make. This was the foundation for making leather goods in my life.   Eventually I was learning about anything from saddle repair to belt making, to knot tying, and even how