Feature of the wild Ezo deer skin

It is soft, flexible and light. It is also scratch resistant and has a strong resistance to water. It is also breathable and its high quality and three-dimensional grain is characteristic.

When it comes to deer skin, in Japan, the traditional crafts that draw patterns with Japanese lacquer such as the Koshu-inden are famous. Going back to the past, it has been used as a part of an armour during the age of the Sengoku period. At the present day, it is used in the armor of kendo.

Quality of deer skin Rock AQ Ezo-chi offers

The Ezo deer is categorized as the subspecies of the sika deer of the mainland and is the largest among all deers in Japan. Both the flesh and the skin can be largely taken so its range of use is wide.

We mainly handle the raw leather that DCC (Deer Culling Certificate) certified hunters with great experience have killed with one shot. The pain after the shot is light and the deer struggle little so the quality of flesh and skin is good, thus, usable parts are large.

Maintaining the freshness of the raw skin and neatly processing it, the experienced tanner proceeds with the tanning processing.

The vegetable tanning, more ecological than the chromium is used in the tanning process. We have managed to overcome the rough and stiff texture of vegetable tannin tannage and have made the deer skin beautifully flexible with three-dimensional grain. (See examples)