What are the natural marks on your leather goods?

Most of the time, we use full-grain leather which is leather with the complete grain intact. The surface hasn’t been altered except the hair has been removed.

This leather can include natural markings such as scarring, blemishes, insect bites, branding, and stretch marks. But these markings are considered the signature of fine leather goods.

A common misconception is that these kinds of markings are “defects.” Instead, think of these as proof of natural origin. These markings incorporate the life of the animal.

We do not consider natural markings a defect and embrace the unique nature of every animal hide we work with. There is a good chance your Walt Leather product will have some form of natural marking on it. The existence of natural markings often means that the leather is of more quality.

Read this article about the various grades of leather and why full-grain is the best.