Notice to hood makers, our new shipment of extra heavy kangaroo hides has finally come in and they look very nice. If you have been waiting to get nice thicker hides for hood making we have them now in stock. We only received 50 of these extra heavy hides so order soon. We offer only the best quality bark-tanned kangaroo skins for making jesses, anklets, bewits and hoods. We hand pick all of our skins to make sure you get excellent quality leather. Kangaroo is by far much stronger than most other leathers and lasts much longer. We now sell hides in 1/4 hides half or whole skins.All leather comes with oiling and cutting instructions for best strength. (All kangaroo skins that we sell are from a species that are legally harvested in Australia).
(Tan color extra heavy half hide, Approx. 4 to 6 sq ft.) Leather thickness is 1.2mm - 1.4mm.
WHICH KANGAROO HIDE SHOULD YOU BUY. Here is a list of the weights and uses for each size of kangaroo hides we carry.
Extra heavy weight, 1.2mm - 1.4mm thickness: Best uses for hood making, jesses, anklets, etc, for large female Red tails and large falcon size birds.
Heavy weight hides, 1.00mm 1.2mm thickness: Best uses for hood making, jesses, anklets etc, for Tiercel falcons, Female or Male Red tails/ Gos/hawks, Harris hawks.
Medium weight hides, 0.8mm - 1.0mm thickness: Best uses for hood making, jesses, anklets, braided leashes etc, for small falcons, Coopers, Sharp Shinn, Merlin, Kestrels.
Light weight hides, 0.6mm - 0.8mm: Best uses for hood making, fine braiding jesses, anklets etc for Merlin, Kestrel size birds.
If you still have any questions about which hide is best for your use please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Some hides are much larger and the cost will be more so please call or e-mail for the size of hides.