Moose and Deer Leather

leatherOur leather is from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal in Canada. Each year during hunting season we recuperate hides from hunters who are feeding their families, but don’t need the hides.  We gather them, process them and have them tanned at a local tannery (not brained tanned)  It is in our Native tradition to waste as little as possible.  Each White Tail Deer is approximately 10 square feet and each Moose is 8 square feet as our moose pieces are 1/4 of a moose. Hunters in our region always quarter their moose to get them out of the forest.

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  • White Elk Leather 2 1/2 oz

    200$ Canadian

    These are farmed Elk hide tanned white.  Huge pieces  almost perfect grain and really nice quality.  The colour is a real white white and the leather is soft and supple.  This will make amazing regalia.  We scored this run of white elk and stock is limited…it will not last long.

  • Cream Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    176$ Canadian

    Farmed Bullalo hide tanned to cream colour.  (imagine light cafe mocha)  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, and regalia.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge, around 22 square feet.

  • Dark Brown Buffalo Halves

    176$ Canadian

    Back by Popular demand!!   Last year we scored some of this 5 1/2 ounce Buffalo leather halves (half a buffalo) which was extremely popular and for a limited time we are back in stock.  Buffalo hide is hard to secure a constant supply of and it comes and goes.  This leather is thick hide.  Perfect for drum bags, purses, or thick moccasins or mukluks. Generally customers who use this leather are punching hoels or using awles to work it.  It is not really sewable by hand except for real pros.  The texture is extremely soft and supple.  Grain is smooth perfect and colour is very consistent.  Tone is dark brown with a touch of red to it.

  • Gold/Tan Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    176$ Canadian

    Farmed Bullalo hide tanned to ’traditional’ gold/tan colour.  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, and regalia.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge, around 22 square feet.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    63$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  Moose leather is generally quite thick and hard to sew….but we plane/thin down half our hides to 3 1/2 ounce thickness. 3 1/2 ounce moose is very easy to sew and produces the best moccasins ever.  A pair of Moose Moccs will last for years.   This is very soft subtle leather. Very easy and a pleasure to work with.  Where we live most hunters quarter their moose so our pieces represent 1/4 of a moose.  (we do also have half moose available)  Each piece is approximately 9 square feet (the tannery measures them). Moose are wild animals and the leather has “normal” moose life experience built into it, but we always select the best pieces possible. (and we guarantee our hide if you are not happy we would replace it)
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we chose to plane our Gold Moose in two thicknesses, 3 1/2 & 5 1/2 onces. 3 1/2 oz is ideal for projects involving hand sewing such as, Moccasins, Mukluks, Bags or Purses. 5 1/2 oz really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 7 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best piece possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    63$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  Moose leather is generally quite thick and hard to sew….but we plane/thin down half our hides to 3 1/2 ounce thickness. 3 1/2 ounce moose is very easy to sew and produces the best moccasins ever.  A pair of Moose Moccs will last for years.   This is very soft subtle leather. Very easy and a pleasure to work with.  Where we live most hunters quarter their moose so our pieces represent 1/4 of a moose.  (we do also have half moose available)  Each piece is approximately 9 square feet (the tannery measures them). Moose are wild animals and the leather has “normal” moose life experience built into it, but we always select the best pieces possible. (and we guarantee our hide if you are not happy we would replace it)
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we chose to plane our Cork Moose in two thicknesses, 3 1/2 & 5 1/2 onces. 3 1/2 oz is ideal for projects involving hand sewing such as, Moccasins, Mukluks, Bags or Purses. 5 1/2 oz really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best piece possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Black Moose Leather

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we chose to plane our Black Moose in two thicknesses, 3 1/2 & 5 1/2 onces. 3 1/2 oz is ideal for projects involving hand sewing such as, Moccasins, Mukluks, Bags or Purses. 5 1/2 oz really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best piece possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • White Moose Leather

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  Moose leather is generally quite thick and hard to sew….but we plane/thin down half our hides to 3 1/2 ounce thickness. 3 1/2 ounce moose is very easy to sew and produces the best moccasins ever.  A pair of Moose Moccs will last for years.   This is very soft subtle leather. Very easy and a pleasure to work with.  Where we live most hunters quarter their moose so our pieces represent 1/4 of a moose.  (we do also have half moose available)  Each piece is approximately 9 square feet (the tannery measures them). Moose are wild animals and the leather has “normal” moose life experience built into it, but we always select the best pieces possible. (and we guarantee our hide if you are not happy we would replace it)

  • “Deer Tanned” Cow

    150$ Canadian

    We went looking for an alternative to Deer Leather and came up with “deer tanned” cow. We had our tannery use the exact same process they use to create that wonderful soft deer leather feel on cow hide. SO these pieces, available in GOLD and are the same thickness (2 1/2 ounce), texture, colour and feel as deer leather. Extremely soft and wonderful to work with. The hides are PERFECT (no awkward bullet holes lol) the only problem is that they are not deer, they are cow. Pieces are 22 sq ft.

  • Gold Moose Leather (halves)

    105$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose “grain” leather from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. (grain leather is one side smooth and one side suede) We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we gathered a bunch of half moose (kinda rare) and we did all these into 3 1/2 thickness Gold/Tan. 3 1/2 oz leather is ideal for projects involving hand sewing such as, Moccasins, Mukluks, Mitts, Bags or Purses. Each piece is approximately 15 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole off to the side although we will select the very best piece possible. We have a limited supply and will only be available for a short time (posted October 2017)

  • moose split drum ‘blankie’

    25$ Canadian

    The very best way to care for your drum long term is 1) bear grease treatment twice a year AND 2) keep your drum covered in leather all the time!!  We make beautiful moose leather drum bags but they can be outside the budget sometimes. So for a budget solution our Moose split leather is perfect.  We select 6 to 7 sq ft pieces and this is plenty to wrap your drum with.  It can then live inside a canvas or plastic bag…..but the leather will protect your drum.  

    A natural hide drum is always moving with humidity changes. During high humidity a drum skin absorbes moisture from the air and the skin expands.  The tone goes down and if really humid a drum can go flat.  When really dry the opposite happens and the skin shrinks and the tones gets higher.  A drum wrapped in leather is protected from these two extremes.  Over the years we have learned that when we are at a powwow and end up in a weather extreme, if we want to properly show/play our drums we put a bunch in drum bags or wrapped in leather.  Even if it has been cold and rainy for 2 days when we pull a drum out of it’s leather protector the tone is perfect and strong.  

  • Moose Split Leather

    200$ Canadian

    Moose Split is leather that is suede both sides, 3 ounces in thickness. Perfect economy leather for moccasins, slippers, medicine pouches etc.  Each bundle contains approx 10 pieces of leather each between 3 to 7 sq ft adding up to at least 50 sq ft. We have 2 different colours: light and dark tan.  We live north of Montreal and each year we recuperate moose hides from hunters who are feeding their families. During hunting season we gather the hides and have them processed at a local tannery. (not brained tanned) 

  • Beaver furs

    80$ Canadian

    Beaver furs, medium sized 80$ and extra large 120$
    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Rabbit furs

    12$ Canadian

    Rabbit furs
    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Moose Raw Hide – Hand drum

    95$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose Raw Hide from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. Rawhide is used to make Powwow Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings…..Moose hide for hand drums must be thinner than those used for powwow drums. We will select a nice hide and that will make an amazing hand drum. We recommend one 16″ to 18″ drum per piece.

  • Cream Deer Leather 3 ounce

    63$ Canadian

    This is wild white tail deer that is a little thicker than our ‘normal’ 2 1/2 ounce…but still thinner that our 3 1/2 ounce moose.  Great for regalia or moccasins.  This is a short run and will not last long.  Deer are in short supply recently and it is hard for us to do our deer into every colour.  So stock up….lol…average piece is 9 sq ft. (meesage me if you would like a larger piece, there are a few 12-15 sq ft pieces)

  • Gold Deer Leather

    80$ Canadian

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters who are eating the meat but don’t need the hides. We recuperate them, and have them customed tanned at a local Canadian tannery. The agerage size of the deer is 10 sq ft. (the tannery measures them). We are out of stock at the moment but will receive in February.

  • 8” Razor Sharp Scissors

    26$ Canadian

    These scissors are wonderfully designed to fit your hand.  When cutting rawhide lacing or strips of leather we can spend hours on a pair of scissors and an uncomfortable handle is the worst!!  A bad handle creates blisters, cramping of the hand and throwing of scissors.  But these sissors are just perfect. Wonderfully angled so that your hand will fit comfortable in the scissors for hours at a time. The edge is, as described “razor sharp” and stay sharps longer than any scissor we have worked with.

  • 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    18$ Canadian

    The Fiskars Rotary Cutter using a 1/8” thick masonite ruler and cutting on a masonite surface works wonderfully.  This cutter wheel is designed for fabric cutting but works just as well with leather.
    This technique is perfect for cutting long strips or leather or fringe on a purse or drum bag.

  • 5 extra blades – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    15$ Canadian

    Replacement blades for the Fiskars 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

  • 1 extra blade – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    7$ Canadian

    Replacement blades for the Fiskars 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

  • Dog Rawhide Chews

    12$ Canadian

    This product comes strongly recommended by every dog in the neighbourhood!! We have been making drums for over 20 years and very quickly started taking the scraps rolling them up, letting them dry and giving them to our dogs. There are no preservatives, colouring, flavour added….just pure Rawhide. Dogs visiting out house rush in the door past legs and our dogs to grab a dog chew from our basket…..so one of our dogs suggested during a family business meeting that we add them to our web site. Who were we to say no…so nice of him to share….

  • Hole Punch

    80$ Canadian

    We certify this Amazing Hole Punch!! As Drum makers we punch A LOT OF HOLES, in fact, Natives Punch A LOT OF HOLES!!
    For years we were using those cheap commonly available punches but our arms were falling off. Those old punches require an impossible amount of physical force didn’t even cut a clean hole. Finally after buying every brand of punch available we discovered the wonderful Sprenger Hole Punch. This German made hole punch has a lever or ratchet action and requires 70% less physical force to cut holes. Cutting holes even through even the thickest of moose leather or raw hide is a breeze. Effortless!! You will be astonished!! The punch features 6 different sizes of holes. The only problem was that it wasn’t available in Canada….arg…so after a year of wheeling and dealing we are happy to announce that we are the first distributors of the Sprenger Hole Punch in canada…. The punch is not cheap, but at $80 this might be the very last hole punch you ever buy.