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Top grain leather

Top grain leather

 

While full grain leather has the most natural character it is not always suitable for certain leather articles due to the softness of grain and its vulnerability to bruises and scratches. Hence for articles such as watch straps and belts, DaVarg uses top grain leather with its grain further processed to improved the ruggedness is utilized.

In top grain leather, the outermost layer of the hide is retained, but it undergoes some processing.

Like full grain leather, top grain leather retains the outer layer of the hide. This outer layer, or the grain, is what gives leather its unique texture and appearance However, top grain leather undergoes a minimal level of processing. It may be sanded or buffed to remove some imperfections or natural markings. The grain can be further improved by embossing and waxing. This process can result in a more uniform surface compared to full grain leather. This makes it a premium quality leather that maintains a good level of strength and resistance to wear and tear.

The process makes less prone to developing a patina over time. While this means it may not acquire the same rich character as full grain leather, it also maintains a more consistent appearance.

Top grain leather is often used in the manufacturing of leather good that are used daily and required a level of stegeth and ruggedness.  Its combination of durability and a more polished look makes it a popular choice for items where a premium luxurious appearance is desired.

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