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Deer Rawhide

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See a comparison of the bleached and unbleached (natural) hides

Bleached Select-grade Deer Rawhide

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The natural deer rawhide is unbleached and has a darker brown tint. Its sound and strength is the same as the bleached, and it is more malleable than the bleached rawhide when wet. The natural #1 to #4 rawhides are sorted based on the number and size of holes on the hides. For example, a #1 hide would have a few small holes, while a #4 hide would have more holes and larger holes. The Select natural grade have no holes in the center of the hide. There may be holes on the sides or top, but this do not interfere with cutting out a nice drum circle. They are sold by the hide. 

The bleached deer rawhide is prepared in a light parchment color (i.e., like pale honey) using a hydrogen peroxide treatment. You will be able to cut two 18-inch drum circles from one bleached Select rawhide. There may be holes and other defects on the hide but they should not interfere with the drum circles. The hides run from 45" to 50" in length and 25" to 30" in width (across the middle).  The hides average 0.75 mm to 1 mm in thickness.  Sizes and thicknesses will vary.  The thinner ones usually tend to be smaller.

White tail deer rawhide is a bit thinner than red deer rawhide, but are more similar to each other in thickness than they are to elk rawhide.

Rawhide is also referred to as parchment or vellum.

Order Code Description Price
R-55-40-SELB-AS Deer Rawhide:Select:Bleached Buy on
R-55-40-SELN Deer Rawhide:Select:Natural
R-55-40-1N Deer Rawhide:#1:Natural
R-55-40-2N Deer Rawhide:#2:Natural
R-55-40-3N Deer Rawhide:#3:Natural
R-55-40-4N Deer Rawhide:#4:Natural

Genus and species: Odocoileus virginianus.  Wild.

White tail deer are not an endangered species. Not subject to CITES

USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the USA.

Product of Canada

Sample Measurements

We measured some Select bleached hides at random:

Length Width across Top Width across Middle Width across Bottom
54" 33.5" 35.5" 35.5"
58" 32" 30.5" 42"

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