This skin is more uniform in thickness than most of this size. For a slightly smaller skin it has more body and thickness than most of this size. Would be excellent for shirts, shorts, light footwear, bags, etc. It's about 6 square feet, there are no holes or score marks from skinning. It's in really great shape. It's extremely soft throughout. Smoked with a blend of cherry, ash and aspen punk.
Brain tanning buckskin is a traditional method of tanning hides from many different locations and cultures around the world, including the north woods of the Great Lakes area. It's one of the most natural and environmentally friendly methods. The only ingredients are naturally occurring oils(brain,egg,veg oil, fats or soap), water, smoke and physical manipulation. Most of my skins I acquire from hunters that would otherwise throw out the hide, road kills or deer processors that would otherwise send them to a factory to tan them with harsh chemicals that harm our waterways.