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Stone Cold
October 24, 2008, 06:01 AM
The latest fad among some gun belt makers is bullhide. Bullhide is an extremely low quality leather imported from Mexico at low cost. Bulls are killed for their hides at a much older age, and therefore the leather tends to be raggy and full of fat wrinkles (soft spots in the leather). You will observe that many bullhide belts have stiffening "inserts" in them to overcome the leathers deficiencies. This is completely unnecessary with best quality cowhide, and is clear evidence of bullhide's inferiority.

The above quote comes from the Mitch Rosen website.

T. O'Heir
October 24, 2008, 09:48 PM
Not all bulls are left as bulls. Most are not as far as I know. A bull raised for meat and/or hides is castrated before it reaches maturity. They don't live long enough to get fat wrinkles. Mind you, who knows what goes on in Mexico.

teeroux
October 24, 2008, 10:34 PM
Mabe the bulls drink the water.:p

scoobydoo6906
October 25, 2008, 06:48 PM
kydex inserts are just fine, lots of quality holster/belt makers use them. using kydex is way better than using way thick leather which is a dead give away that you are carrying a gun (just like a black leather fanny pack screams gun). the bull leather I am not sure about but kydex lined or reinforced belts are all I have and will use and is nothing wrong with them.

vytoland
October 25, 2008, 09:22 PM
shoot the bull, keep the hide, get viagra :p

langloisandy
November 1, 2008, 06:38 AM
Stone,

I use Bull for some of my leather gear, it works FINE....actually the wrinkles, fat rolls, stretch marks, brands and such give the leather character, it looks NICE when finished.

I have had some seriously soft leather that needed stiffening, I just do that or use it for other items that are OK when soft/pliable.

Andy

fisherman66
November 1, 2008, 08:06 AM
I prefer horsehide. After a law change in 07, I imagine all horsehide will be imported only.

NickM
November 1, 2008, 11:13 AM
I use Bull for some of my leather gear, it works FINE....actually the wrinkles, fat rolls, stretch marks, brands and such give the leather character, it looks NICE when finished.


+1

They really do give the finished leather a nice look.

oobuck
November 13, 2008, 09:55 PM
Sounds like bull**** to me...