We specialize in large (15 to 17 square foot) skins from full sized birds. These skins have heavier, thicker and stronger properties
Furthermore, we offer Grades One – Four,
Including hard-to-find Grade One and Grade Two skins which
According to internationally accepted grading methods
, grading depends upon the number of quarters in which defects can be found within the central “diamond” area
A defect can be holes, scratch, loose scab, a healed wound or bacterial damage but must be less than 40 mm x 40 mm in size
OSTRICH SKIN GRADING SYSTEM
Grade One: ostrich skins have no visible imperfections or holes within the cro
wn or the main diamond area. Grade One skins are most suitable for large sized projects.
Grade Two: ostrich skins have one or two small visible holes and/or bruising within the main diamond area. Grade Two skins are suitable for mid-sized leather projects such as boots.
Grade Three: ostrich skins have three to six holes and/or bruising within the main diamond area. Grade Three skins are suitable for smaller sized ostrich leather accessories.
Grade Four: ostrich skins have many holes, imperfections and/or bruising within the main diamond area. Grade Four skins are suitable for piecework which does not require large areas of perfect hide. Grade 4 skins are also used for small craftwork leather projects.
A, B, C, D Crown or Main Diamond
(Large Quill Area)
E, F Lower Belly Flap
(Small Quill Area)