- Vegetable tanned natural bellies
- The classical "Vachetta leather" in the not oiled version
- Semi-rigid firmness
- Thickness up to 2,5mm (6oz.)
- Select one thickness from the drop down menù
- Ideal for sandals, tooling, small bags, bag handles, insole, leather goods and binding
The price refers to one skin of which is indicated the average size
With over 60 years of experience in the tanning industry BuyLeatherOnline is the biggest leather hides supplier and producer of vegetable tanned leather and fashion hides of Made in Italy quality.
We ship worldwide using the best couriers at affordable rates. Preparation times are usually 2-3 business days to which you need to add delivery time of the courier chosen at checkout. We guarantee every shipment to its destination and the shipping costs include package insurance.
|DHL Express||2 - 3 days|
|FedEx||4 - 5 days|
|UPS||3 - 4 days|
|DHL Standard||4 - 5 days|
|DPD||4 - 7 days|
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For almost all items it is possible to request a reduction of thickness down to 0,8mm (2 oz.), this service is free and included in the price, just request it in the order notes. It is not possible to request the splitting service for leftovers, scraps and strips of leather. Split items are considered customized and are therefore not eligible for returns.
- Tanning Vegetable Tanning
- Type of Leather Bovine Grain Leather
- Leather Cut Belly
Normal (1 ~ 2 mm)
Thick (2 ~ 3 mm)
1,2 mm - (3 oz.)
2 mm - (5 oz.)
2,5 mm - (6 oz.)
- Other Thicknesses Available Yes, you can request a custom splitting down to 0,8mm (2 oz.) in order notes
- Type of Finishing (Primary) Natural Vegetable (Full Grain)
- Finishing Description Natural Vegetable: this finishing, also known as "Crust", is characterized by a natural full grain surface that is clearly visible because the skin is left in its natural state without any kind finishing. It can be used in this state or further refined.
- Temper 4/6 Semi-Hard
- Primary Use Shoes and Footwear. This leather is suitable for shoes and footwear of all kinds, from decoltè to boots, elegant or sporty. The leather for shoes are resistant to bending and weathering.
- Secondary Use Leather Goods, Bags, Binding, Wallets. This leather is suitable for producing leather bags or purses, totes, luggage, wallets, book bindings, covers, lining and small leather goods in general.
- Other Uses Belts and Saddlery. This leather is usually characterized by a square shape and an high thickness and is suitable for the production of belts, harness and saddles for motorbikes, horse riding, bicycles etc..
- Size Range Medium (up to 1,6m² - 18ft²)
- Minimum size of the whole piece 0,7 m² - 7,7 sq. ft. - 0,8 yd²
- Average size of the whole piece 0,9 m² - 10 sq. ft. - 1,1 yd²
Overall quality of leather
Excellent - 1° Grade
Good - 2° Grade
- More details about quality On 2° grade there could be some holes or natural signs
- Possibility to request samples Yes, you can request samples simply by sending a message with the reference number of the product.
Vegetable tanned natural bellies, semi-rigid firmness, ideal for sandals, tooling, small bags, insole, bag handles, leather goods and binding. This is the classical "Vachetta leather" in the not oiled version. The price refers to one skin of which is indicated the average size.
Vegetable tanned natural bellies: Vachetta leather (not oiled)
Vegetable tanned leather bellies require different processing than other leather parts (single or double butt, front shoulder, etc.) because they have a different shape, different top grain and a different thickness. Consequently, bellies are cut before tanning process and immersed in the drums separately. Generally leather bellies have a surface area ranging from 0.5 to 1 square meter, a length from 2 to 2.50 meters and an average width of 40 cm.
Thanks to these features, bellies are very well suitable to production of sandals and leather goods in general. Sometimes they can also be used to achieve belts or objects that require very long lengths, although thickness (1-2 mm on average, 3 mm max) can not be compared to other types of thicker leather (single or double butt, front shoulders). Finally, like any other vegetable tanned leather, they are perfect for tooling. Bellies also have a vegetable-tanned natural color and a medium temper. This leather, like all our products, is carefully selected (first grades) and comes only from the best Italian suppliers.
Primary uses of veg tan bellies
Oliver K. published the 03/11/2023 following an order made on 21/10/2023
Chara A. published the 11/10/2023 following an order made on 18/07/2023
I ordered 6 hides and 5 of them were defective. One was 0,5m² where it was advertised as 0,75 m², three hides that were supposed to be 1° Grade had deep scratches that had occurred after tanning, and one 'B-grade' hide was so heavily scratched that less than 10% of it was useful. Customer service would not acknowledge the difference in size, and were unapologetic about the damage, claiming the products are in line with the fine print in the description. It took 5 weeks to get my refund, which had to be returned at my own expense (a very large package sent to Italy). I would not recommend this store.
Comment from BuyLeatherOnline the 20/10/2023
Hello, we are sorry you have not been satisfied with the order but we don't agree with the review here is why: We checked well all hides returned and all of them were more then fine for the standard described on the product page, in addition all the skins were in excellent conditions and reflected the grades described on product page. the return was performed by the customer without authorization from our side (we could have covered the costs if return was made by us in case of errors) and we accepted it, and in any case the FULL amount including original shipping costs has been refunded to the customer, more then this we can't do. Sometimes is just impossible to satisfy a customer even with full refund and even if product are fine. Fortunately 99,99% of customers review shows positive feedback.
Anonymous customer published the 01/08/2023 following an order made on 06/07/2022
I'm quite disappointed with the customer service of Buyleatheronline. They sent the wrong items in the order, and wouldn't offer to fix it because more than 14 days had passed since delivery. Sales within the EU are actually protected by law for 2 years The customer service of Buyleatheronline tried to deny the law several times, and offered a €10 voucher for a €179.47 order. Lastly, customer service then hid my review by falsely reporting the information. Very sneaky behaviour. Please be aware that reviews are being manipulated on this site, check reviews elsewhere before buying.
Comment from BuyLeatherOnline the 20/10/2023
The customer contacted us after 1 year from purchase and after he already used and cut the leather hide in question, pretending to have a big discount. Although we didn't have to, we offered the customer 25% compensation on the value of the piece in question, but the customer declined and resented it. We want to clarify that if the customer has used the leather and only after a year realizes that it is not good, this case does not fall within the terms of return or dispute.
Urban G. published the 02/07/2023 following an order made on 18/06/2023
I took first grade and split on 0,8. Flawless!!
Annie D. published the 12/04/2023 following an order made on 09/03/2023
Excellent value, fast shipping
Thomas W. published the 03/04/2023 following an order made on 04/03/2023
Steve C. published the 19/12/2022 following an order made on 27/11/2022
i'm not an expert but looks good to me
Ann S. published the 16/07/2022 following an order made on 29/06/2022
Nice quality useful for larger pieces
Benjamin S. published the 26/06/2022 following an order made on 14/06/2022
Nice. Ordered one at 5oz thickness and one at 6oz thickness. Came completely different colors and temper. The 6oz belly was harder and darker in color. I liked both so I am not complaining. I can use both for different projects.
Anonymous customer published the 04/06/2022 following an order made on 20/04/2022
It's supposed to be 'Best quality-1st Grade', but instead, there are several spots where the top layer leather treatment is peeling off. That cannot be considered 1st Grade Quality, in my opinion.
Comment from BuyLeatherOnline the 05/05/2022
Hello Federico, thank you for your order, it is very strange since we sell thousands of this bellies and everybody is always very satisfied, could you pls send us pictures to email@example.com to verify your issue? thank you
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