The Obwerth leather types

Classic leather

The vegetable-tanned, full-grain cowhide leather has a unique feel. It is through-dyed and alive. The leather is pure nature and has a unique charisma. Over time, it develops a very personal patina. Suitable for all bags and straps of the Classic Line from Oberwerth.

Casual leather 

A milled, full-grain cowhide with unique tanning. Natural unevenness and grain injuries as well as the velvety soft feel and lively charisma make this leather unique.

Light Line - Smooth leather

A soft and supple semi-aniline cowhide leather, which gets its soft feel through repeated fine processing. It represents a wonderful combination of natural pure aniline and pigmented leather with a stronger colour top layer achieved by barrel dyeing. It is hard-wearing and easy to clean. Its skin pores are still slightly visible and the leather can still breathe. Slight irregular grain shows the naturalness of the leather. It flatters the hands, is soft and grippy at the same time and yet provides a certain protection against stains and liquids.

Hydrophobated leather

In the past, leather was protected against water by grease. In addition, a chemical impregnation was carried out before the first use. The hydrophobized leather, on the other hand, is treated during the tanning process in such a way that it is naturally water-resistant for a long time. The technology for this has existed for several decades, but so far the production has been limited to material for robust boots. However, through improved, modern processes, we have created an elegant, light and particularly high-quality leather. Our hydrophobic leather is as breathable as normal leather but has some improved properties in comparison. Because the material is hydrophobic, it dries faster and thus ensures better heat regulation. Our water-repellent leather also impresses visually, because hardly any water stains or stains form on the surface.

Vintage leather

The vintage leather is a through-dyed cowhide that is given a special pigmentation in a final step. The surface of the leather is therefore insensitive and is reminiscent of old leather armchairs in smoky back rooms or the furniture of a classic hotel bar. The slightly cognac-colored tint of the leather evokes associations with the famous coloring of the North American "Indian Summer". The bags have a wonderful "used look" and a unique character.

 

Leather is a natural product and the leather we use is of highest quality and as natural as can be. Due to these inherent qualities of our leather colors might vary slightly. Feel free to contact us with any questions about color.