Bridle Double Shoulders

Retail $8.25
Type: Cow
Cut: Double Shoulder
Sold By: Square Foot
Thickness: 9 to 10 oz (3.6 to 4 mm)
Average Size: 10 to 15 Square Feet
Tannage: Vegetable

Bridle Double Shoulder

Veg Bridle Double Shoulders

These are without a doubt the most beautiful selection of bridle leathers that I have ever seen in my whole entire life!!!! (and I’m sort of old). Available in Black, Coffee, Chestnut, Russet and Walnut. Now, the black is great, and so is the coffee, but the chestnut and russet are almost too glorious for words!!! And to make things even better, they are struck thru, straight veg tanned double shoulders, which means they’d be great for belts, holsters, sheaths and tack.
This is a crazy good introductory price! Other companies sell leathers that are similar for up to 10 bucks a foot! They are 9-10 oz, maybe a little heavier occasionally. And on top of that, they’re clean, and avg around 14-15 sqft, so length is great! I’ve seen a few in the 12-13 ft range, and a few in the 17 to 19 ft range but not many. This is the sort of leather that is very challenging for some of us here at SLC because it’s so nice that you just want to have some even if you don’t have a use for it! ? 118-002 is russet, 118-003 is black, 118-004 is chestnut, 118-005 is coffee and 118-006 is walnut.

Item # BDS

Ratings & Reviews

11 Reviews

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One of the best bridles I’ve used so far.

Ryan| 1/25/2024 5:25 pm

Unbeatable bridle for the price. Died fully through. Back side has such a nice finish that I have to take a second sometimes to make sure I’m working the right side. Has the bridle look and feel but more hot stuffed and heavier than other name brands I’ve used. Some marks/imperfections but all close to the edges and imo understandable considering the quality of the leather and the low price point.

Very happily surprised

STARR| 6/25/2023 4:42 pm

Holy crap!!! This really is beautiful leather. I decided to change my project and now, lo and behold, I need to purchase more leather!!! Instead of making a leather laptop case to attach to my motorcycle, I'm making custom saddlebags from this stuff. Can't wait to play with my stamp and carving tools.

Not what I expected.

Glynn| 5/11/2023 12:29 pm

Not what I expected. Nice color, but full of blemishes. not worth eight dollars a square foot. I consider this a B grade.

Amazing value, beautiful colors, perfect for axe sheaths, belts & coasters!

Zach| 1/29/2023 3:25 pm

I've bought this in all 5 colors now and I have to say Chestnut is easily my favorite! Though I'd buy all of them again except maybe Walnut (had a very different texture/finish relative to the rest that I liked a little less, that may have just been a fluke though). They are perfect for making axe sheaths (what I initially bought them for), but also belts and coasters. Simply put this is absolutely beautiful stuff that I will always want to have on hand. Very few if any flaws on any of the pieces I bought, so very little waste. I've been into leather working for less than a year, so I don't feel like I have the vocabulary/breadth of experience buying different leather to adequately describe how great this leather is. I went from buying an undyed veg tan shoulder from my local Tandy and fiddling with dying my own pieces to this stuff and it just blew my mind that I'd wasted the time and money on anything but this.

Nice leather

Jerry| 6/29/2022 12:03 pm

I like the leather for my briefcases. Since it is oily it is hard to glue together. Over all it is nice leather for the price.

Knife sheath making

Sam B| 5/20/2022 7:18 pm

Bought this leather for sheath making but wasn't sure if it would fit the bill. I can say 100% that this is great for making sheaths for small knives ( 2-5" blades). If you're shopping for leather for knife sheaths, this stuff is a great value.

The best leather I have worked with so far.

Thomas| 4/1/2022 11:20 am

I ordered some of the russet color and had them split it for me down to a 2-3oz. It came in wonderful shape and the feel of it is amazing. I made a few wallets from it and they are the best looking wallets I have made yet. Also, it was great to work with just about the easiest wallet I have made. I plan on getting some of a little thicker stock to play around with tooling it. Also plan on getting some more colors soon too.

Amazing quality bridle

Jesse H.| 10/11/2021 9:11 pm

I ordered this not expecting bad quality but for the price, my expectations were very low. How wrong I was. This leather is gorgeous. Factor in the price, it's amazing. I can't wait until the other colors are back in stock. I've purchased a side of russet 4 times now and the black once. Buy it!

beautiful stuff.

David| 5/11/2021 7:20 am

I made a russet holster for a friend. He like the way it look with the gun in it so much, he ordered two more. Beautiful leather, easy to work with. Well worth the wait. I ordered a second roll.

Awesome stuff for making razor strops

Nick| 4/14/2021 3:03 pm

For a great price and über-high quality, this stuff is GORGEOUS! I originally bought it mainly for razor strop caps and handles, but upon receiving it, I felt it was too good for that alone. This leather’s got a really nice, glossy finish and is super-smooth to the touch. Not to mention how firm, but supple it is. I made a strop out of one piece and was immediately taken aback by the light, slick draw. If you’re looking for a high quality leather to make your own, you can’t go wrong with this stuff!


Live Oak Leather| 11/29/2020 1:23 pm

Purchased a double shoulder in both russet and coffee colors... there are a few minor stretch marks on the russet, but coffee is near perfect. And while both colors are stunning, I have to say that coffee takes the cake. Both have a really nice hand, and (for me) hit that sweet spot between firm and supple. Both are even throughout (as much as I’ve seen in a shoulder) and both are finished beautifully on both sides. I haven’t measured, but what I got certainly looks generous for the square footage listed on my packing slip... like Springfield just may have thrown in a little somethin’ somethin’ extra. Definitely going to be buying more ASAP, just in case this review causes a run on the coffee color!