Forge-Aprons is pleased to now offer American Bison Leather, which is often referred to as Buffalo. The benefits of this leather is that it is not stretched as it is tanned therefor the bison leather is thicker and has an average of 40% more textile strength than cowhide making it longer lasting in high wear situations. Bison also have larger pores and widely spaced fibers, which provides greater breathability adding to the overall comfort while worn in the forge. 


Our selection is a 5-6oz mid-weight leather (thick as a nickel) that has been chrome tanned to be flexible. It is not quite as flexible as the super-soft line, but will break in easily.  It retains a heavy, natural character of the leather with a rugged texture. The color is gorgeous and best described as black with burgandy undertones.   

American Bison Leather