Rapide is a structured saddlery leather that has a smooth surface with a fine haircell print. This is a water resistant leather that is ideally suited for leather goods such as bags, handbags and luggage as well as saddles. Pittards leather hides are sold as sides where the leather hide is split in half down the backbone; this product has been split in half again to create one half-side panel. It has a thickness of 1.8 - 2.0mm and an average area of 8-10 square feet.
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It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure the leather is right for the job before cutting. Skins cannot be returned once they have been cut.
The reproduction of colours is as accurate as photographic and publishing processes will allow. Colours shown on your screen may not be a true indication of shade. If in doubt, please ask for a cutting.
Please note that colour fastness varies between colours and leathers. It is advisable to test the level of colour fastness of the leather you are intending to use in order to ensure it is suitable for its end use as Pittards cannot accept any liability for colour transfer onto other materials.
Made by Pittards
Pittards is unique in that it makes its collections in-house from start to finish. Our made in the UK leathergoods are designed and made at the same Somerset HQ that makes the leather. Our glove collections are made in Ethiopia, where we first make the leather, before cutting and stitching the gloves in our own facilities in Addis Ababalearn more –