Splitting

Splitting

We are so excited to now offer FREE SPLITTING on all our leathers. We hope this service will provide you the added flexibility to choose leather at just the right thickness for your needs.

Our band knife splitter can split up to 30 inches (750 mm) wide, with a very precise +/-0.05mm tolerance. Most all our 1/2 hides fit the splitter and don't require cutting. If you need a full hide split we will cut it into 2 sides that fit the splitter. We also can split customer provided leather, we will have you ship it to us with provided requirements and we can split and ship it back to you. 

Benefits of splitting:

  • Splitting to thinner size gives you right thickness for your application
  • Reduces weight from your project
  • Remove variation in tannery split hides to an even thickness 
  • Ability to split to 0.2mm (We recommend not going under 0.5mm in most cases)
  • Removing hair on flesh sides uses less glue 
  • Removing hair on flesh also makes for cleaner adhesion with stiffeners and liners  

Just note at checkout your splitting needs and we will confirm with you. Also note by splitting the hides we don't offer returns or exchanges. If you want to see a picture of each hide before this we can arrange that.

 

Pricing

We can split leather you purchase from our shop or from your own 

 

Services Pricing
Leather Purchased from Rocky Mountain  All Splitting is Free
Customer Provided Leather - (1-25 sqft) $1.50 per Square Foot
Customer Provided Leather - (26-50 sqft)
$1.25 per Square Foot
Customer Provided Leather - (51-100 sqft)
$1.00 per Square Foot
Customer Provided Leather - (100-200 sqft)
$0.90 per Square Foot
Customer Provided Leather - (200+ sqft)
$0.75 per Square Foot
** We also offer to cut a hide into smaller sections and split at different thicknesses.  $3.99 for an additional cut and split