Riedel Custom Leather
 
 

“If the fresh skin of an animal, cleaned and divested of all hair, fat, and other extraneous matter, be immersed in a dilute solution of tannic acid, a chemical combination ensues;  the gelatinous tissue of the skin is converted into a non-putresible substance, impervious to and insoluble in water; this is leather.”

                                                                                                                     -- West Point’s Bugle Notes