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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  • gold moose 3 half

    Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    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.
    3 1/2 oz.

    SKU: GML-3 Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • gold moose 5 half

    Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    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.

    SKU: GML Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • cork moose 3 half

    Cork Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    Cork Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    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.
    3 1/2 oz.

    SKU: CML-1 Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • cork moose 5 half

    Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    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.

    SKU: CML Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • black moose

    Black Moose Leather

    56$ Canadian

    Black Moose Leather

    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.

    SKU: BKML Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • white moose

    White Moose Leather

    56$ Canadian

    White Moose Leather

    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 White Moose a little thinner, to 3 1/2 onces, which is ideal for Moccasins, Mukluks, Bags or Purses 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.

    SKU: WML Category:
    56$ Canadian
  • IMG_9751

    moose split drum ‘blankie’

    25$ Canadian

    moose split drum ‘blankie’

    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.  

    SKU: MSLB Categories: , ,
    25$ Canadian
  • splitmoose

    Moose Split Leather

    200$ Canadian

    Moose Split Leather

    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) 

    200$ Canadian
  • IMG_9260

    “Deer Tanned” Cow

    150$ Canadian

    “Deer Tanned” Cow

    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.

    150$ Canadian
  • beaver

    Beaver furs

    80$ Canadian

    Beaver furs

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

    80$ Canadian
  • rabbit

    Rabbit furs

    12$ Canadian

    Rabbit furs

    Rabbit furs
    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

    12$ Canadian
  • moose-raw-hide-hand-drum

    Moose Raw Hide – Hand drum

    95$ Canadian

    Moose Raw Hide – Hand drum

    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.

    SKU: MRH-HD Category:
    95$ Canadian
  • gold-deer-leather

    Gold Deer Leather

    80$ Canadian

    Gold Deer Leather

    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.

    SKU: GDL Category:
    80$ Canadian
  • fiskar-8

    8” Razor Sharp Scissors

    26$ Canadian

    8” Razor Sharp Scissors

    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.

    26$ Canadian
  • cutter

    1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    18$ Canadian

    1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    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.

    18$ Canadian
  • 1blade

    5 extra blades – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    15$ Canadian

    5 extra blades – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

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

    15$ Canadian
  • 5blades

    1 extra blade – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    7$ Canadian

    1 extra blade – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

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

    7$ Canadian
  • hole-punch

    Hole Punch

    80$ Canadian

    Hole Punch

    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.

    SKU: sprhpunch Categories: ,
    80$ Canadian