Fine Grain Calf
Ettinger's fine grain calf is sourced from the best tanneries in Italy, France and Spain.
This calfskin has a very fine grain and is taken only from the very best skins available. Only the finer, softer sides have been taken from the full grain skins to then be chrome tanned with a classic aniline finish, which means they are coloured through but still retain a natural grain and suppleness. Imperfections can still show up with this tanning process, which is why only a very small percentage of skins can be selected to make the finer grade leather which we use.
This fine grain calf is very durable, the colour will retain its deepness of shade and the fine grain will look good even after prolonged use. This is truly a beautiful leather, which we reserve for some of our finest wallets and leather goods.
Fine Calf Leather: Care & Wear
The best way to clean any leather is to wipe it gently with a soft damp cloth, then leave to dry naturally. You may use a small amount of Ettinger Leather Balm to clean the leather and remove dirt. Applying a little neutral wax polish once in a while will help protect and nourish the leather so that your leather item will last for many years.
Generally speaking, avoid using your leather accessories in very wet or humid conditions. If they do get wet, leave out to dry naturally, away from strong heat sources. Once dry, check for any water marks and apply a little leather wax if necessary. Leather is naturally a supple material so will take shape easily, which you may or may not want. In any case, please avoid compressing your leather accessories for prolonged periods (for example in a tight pocket) as this will deform the items and can strain the stitching.
Although this leather is dyed through and the colour should not wear off, please be careful not to rub or scratch the surface. This is fine leather, as such it needs to be looked after properly.