The leather right after vegetable tanning is already beautiful, but not quite ready for DaVarg articles. The leather has to undergo another set of processing before we can start working on them.
Grading: The vegetable tanned leather comes in different quality levels. The tanneries grade them based on factors such as grain quality, corium thickness, and hide size. Only the highest leather grade with no branding or large marks are selected for DaVarg leather.
Shading:Vegetable tanned cow hide has a creamy, pale shade and can attract dirt and stains. To prevent any unwanted staining and to further add character, we tint the grain side with deeply penetrating dyes of various custom shades.
Back Coating:In most leathers, the corium or back side of leather is often unfinished- this causes the corium side to attract moisture, get stained, and have its fibers quickly come loose. We find this undesirable in our articles, and so the back side of Davarg leather is also coated with a specially formulated layer that bonds the corium fibers together.
Branding:Once the leather is back-coated, the leather is branded with our inner wave pattern and stamp with the DaVarg maker's seal. The wave pattern proves the continuity in leather. The Maker's Seal is then applied as a stamp of approval.