What is Crazy Horse Leather?

Nov 15, 17

What is Crazy Horse Leather?

Recently there has been an overwhelming craze about the crazy horse leather.

People have been asking what exactly is crazy horse leather and how it is made of?

We put up a simple guide below for you to have a better understanding of the Crazy Horse Leather:

How is it made of?


Crazy horse leather which also can be referred to as saddle leather is made by applying a special kind of wax to a full-grain leather surface that has been smoothed out. The wax enhances the leather fibers and that way when they are scratched or rubbed, the leather's natural color changes its shade that gives the antique, vintage appearance.


Why is it called the Crazy horse leather?


crazy horse leather


Crazy horse leather does not come from horses rather it got the name because this type of leather is very popular with horse saddles, it may be referred to as saddle leather.


Why does the crazy horse leather feels 'waxy'? and looks like it has scratches on it.


The process of making the crazy horse leather is by applying a wax to the leather which creates a unique effect just by giving it a little rub and scratches, it will cause small changes to the material's shade and appearance. This gives it a unique rustic, vintage look that ages beautifully over time. Naturally, through wear and tear, the crazy horse will become leave scratches, the scratched areas, and rubbed areas that show the changes in the shades of colors truly reflects the vintage look.


Advantages of crazy horse leather


Crazy horse leather is durable, strong, and of course, it gives a unique look and feel which combines luxury and antique touch. With the wax applied to the leather, it protects the leather with water resistance and makes it more durable.

Since the crazy horse leather is entirely made out of by applying a wax to the full-grain leather, there are many varieties of color choices available. We have the brown & red color wallets available in our collections.


About us

Ed Charly, a team of product designers based in Singapore aims to create meaningful functional minimalist products to suits your everyday needs.

On August 6, 2017, our first product Ed: The Perfect Minimalist Wallet was successfully funded in a Kickstarter campaign exceeding the funding goal of 250%. Since then, we have created 3 Kickstarter projects and received overwhelming responses! 

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