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    Tanning Fallow Hides

    Recently had three Fallow hides tanned by a local company. Its pretty hard to find anyone who tans hides these days but I am very impressed with the job done on these skins.

    Fallow are as large as these guys can do - they use a natural tanning process and no evil chemicals. The hides are soft and supple and white as you can see in the pics.

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    This is the local possum factory , who make and sell a multitude of natural tanned possum products , hand knitted woolen garments etc. They have won lots of environmental awards and are great people to deal with

    Its not cheap - between $140 - 200 per skin depending on size , but turn around time is fast.
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    I can understand the price of tanning, it takes a lot of bloody work. Those look really nicely done. I wonder what they use in their tanning products. Brain or treebark maybe?

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    Those hides look great, I love the spotted one
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    not sure what the tanning mix is but it works well and produces a nice leather. Very soft and supple.

    The spotty spiker hide would still be running around in the paddock if he hadnt turned into Harry Houdini.....
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    my understanding is they use a natural bark from Italy

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    140 dollars is not cheap, but at least you found someone can do it for you. I learned tanning before, was thinking to make some nice deer skin. Using natural way to do it, what I found out is the smell, if you do `t have enough space/ land to process it, usually take days depends on weather.
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    I thought the price was ok - there isnt any one else in Taranaki that commercially tans hides to this quality . The turn around time was very fast - and I got my skins back - which I cant say for some other operators I have tried over the years.
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