SIZE: 17 inch x 24 inch / 435mm x 610mm
Pull up is a popular finishing technique for full grain leather, the pull up finishing technique infuses hot oil and/or wax into the hide. The intricate finish allows for lines to form in the leather when pulled or stretched. This pulling creates the desirable “two tone effect.”
Pull-up leather is a natural, breathable leather, also known as waxed leather, wax pull-up leather, pull-up effect leather, oil pull-up leather, or oiled leather.
Characteristics of pull-up leather:
Please note that due to the hot-stuffed nature of this hide, edges cannot be burnished like you would with untreated veg tanned leather. Instead edges can be hot sealed with a creasing iron, or an edge dye.
– Durability and longevity:
The waxes and oils combine with the leather’s fibers to create a strong bond that makes pull-up leather extremely durable. It won’t tear, flake or warp and will age beautifully over time. Actually, the more stress it’s subjected to the more attractive it will look.
– Lightening of Different Areas:
When pull-up leather is pulled, folded or stretched or strained you will see lighter-hued lines, shading and color variations develop in those areas as the waxes and oils shift or are “pulled-up.”
This is one of the most desirable characteristics of aniline dyed pull-up leather as it adds an almost 3D element to your leather work.
– Vintage, Weathered Look:
It’s also possible that scars, scratches, wrinkles and other marks natural to the hide also show through the finish which helps to create an attractive appearance.
– Development of the Patina on Pull-Up Leather:
Like most other natural leathers, pull-up will develop a rich patina over time – which adds so much character and depth.
How does pull-up leather handle scratches?
Although pull-up leather scratches easily, it can recover quickly. Simply rub your thumb across the scratch and your natural oils and your body heat and will help the waxes to shift and the scrape will diminish. Deeper scratches might not completely disappear, but they will become part of the overall appearance. Given its inherent toughness, pull-up leather takes on scuffs and scrapes better than any other type of leather, which actually enhances its character over time.
By whatever name you call it, this full-grain leather is created in a very particular way in order to achieve its robust finish:
Hot oil emulsions and natural waxes are infused into the hide during the tanning process. Each cycle can take up to 6 weeks to complete, and produces a rugged yet beautifully smooth leather that can withstand most conditions.
SUSTAINABLE: Our leather production comes as a byproduct of other industries, in particular beef and dairy farming.
DURABLE: Soft, supple, breathable, flexible, and rugged all at once, it’s hard to beat for either everyday use or tough jobs. And, just like with its looks, these features only get better with age.
FINNISH: Classic waxed pull-up distressed finish. Antique/Cloudy, Distressed (Rugged), Matt/Naked Appearance, Soft Handle.
AGES BEAUTIFULLY: Aged leather takes on a richer and deeper coloration and texture, making it one of the only materials that becomes more desirable the older it gets.
- COLOUR CATEGORY Various
SUBSTANCE 2mm / 5oz
ANIMAL SECTION Cow (Bovine) Shoulders and Sides
EXAMPLE PRODUCT USES:
-Classic & Vintage Cars
-Journal & Diaries
-Leathergoods – Accessories
-Leathergoods – Bags
-Leathergoods – Mens Wallets & Card holders
-Leathergoods – Smart Phone & Tablet Covers
-TV & Film Productions