These cow rawhide full grain laces are ideal for
restringing snowshoes, furniture, or making other craft projects.
The full grain laces are best for lacing snowshoes because there is less
damage from water to the grain than with the split laces. For other
projects, see our entry for Rawhide Lacing.
There are different ways of webbing snowshoes, but we
spoke with a representative from the large snowshoe-manufacturing company
we deal with to find out how much lacing they use when making a pair of 12" x 42" snowshoes.
They use two different
thicknesses of webbing: 3/16" for the toe and back and 1/2" for
the middle. One bundle of 3/16" lacing will do the toe and back
of two pairs of snowshoes. One bundle of 1/2" lacing will do the
middle of one pair of snowshoes. Keep in mind that this is a rough
estimate and you should measure out the lacing you will need by wrapping
your snowshoe with rope.
PLEASE NOTE: rawhide lacing is stiff and must be
wetted before use. It will then dry stiff. We have had
customers order rawhide laces thinking that they are getting a nice soft
lace and are disappointed because it is stiff.
HERE for Pricing on this lacing which is also used for making canoe seats.
* The thin lacing
is made using very thin cow hides and is significantly thinner than the
regular 3/16" lacing.
HERE to return to our Rawhide Webbing