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In 1528 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca crawled out of the gulf of Mexico on to a beach on what is now Galveston island Texas.For eight years he with three other spainiards and a morraccan journied over five thousand miles too Mexico city on foot and naked.Eight years naked.Why?What would I do?This is just an example of why I learned to make buckskin.It is ingrained in our DNA,like staring at a burning log in the fire pit,we did it for so many thousnds of years it is still comforting. .I have been an avid nature lover my entire life and believe I offer a natural alternative to many other commercial tanneries.I buy only the best whitetail hides from local meat processors.I "buck" the skins using ash,soap and oil then hand stretch the skins until they are soft.This takes 7 to 10 hours straight.The last step is to smoke the hides with oak to add color,stretch,and water repellent.This makes the hides true native buckskin…

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  • Joined February 17, 2011

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In 1528 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca crawled out of the gulf of Mexico on to a beach on what is now Galveston island Texas.For eight years he with three other spainiards and a morraccan journied over five thousand miles too Mexico city on foot and naked.Eight years naked.Why?What would I do?This is just an example of why I learned to make buckskin.It is ingrained in our DNA,like staring at a burning log in the fire pit,we did it for so many thousnds of years it is still comforting. .I have been an avid nature lover my entire life and believe I offer a natural alternative to many other commercial tanneries.I buy only the best whitetail hides from local meat processors.I "buck" the skins using ash,soap and oil then hand stretch the skins until they are soft.This takes 7 to 10 hours straight.The last step is to smoke the hides with oak to add color,stretch,and water repellent.This makes the hides true native buckskin.
All products are handsewn by me as well.I will work with you on custom orders, just email me.

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