Types of Leather
Leather can broadly be divided into full grain (naked), top grain, enhanced grain, corrected grain, and split leathers. Full grain (naked) leather has no surface alterations. The hide’s natural pores and grain textures are intact and it will develop a patina over time. Enhanced is a full grain with an artificial grain embossed over the natural grain. Corrected grain leather is produced from the upper portion of the hide and the surface is lightly sanded or refined and embossed with an artificial grain texture. Top grain leather is produced from a split. The surface is heavily pigmented and embossed with an artificial grain texture. Split leather is created from the fibrous part of the hide left once the upper portion of the rawhide has been separated from the hide.