Brain Tanned Elk Hides
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Brain Tanned Elk Hides

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Elk hides are about twice as large as deer and usually thicker. They are excellent for any project that requires a large swath of material (such as coats). Their fiber structure is looser than deer and moose hides, which causes them to not be as durable for moccasins, though they should last your lifetime in virtually any other use.




Brain tanned elk hides cost $17 a square foot, which typically equates to $300 to $460 per hide, with $340 being an averaged size elk hide.






Want to tan your own?

Raw Elk skins available.




Ordering Your Hides

We recommend giving us a call at 888 Hide-Tan (888 443-3826), as that is the easiest way to discuss your needs. We'll figure most of this out over the phone, but you can be better prepared by first thinking about these questions:

  • What do you plan to make with these hides?
  • Do you want thin, medium or thick (moccasin weight) hides?
  • Which of these smoke colors, best approximates, the color that you want?
White yellowish golden
golden brown brown dark bronze


Black Walnut Hull Dyeing

We can dye your hides a milk chocolate to nearly black color using black walnut hull powder. We charge $10 per hide for the service. The nature of tannin dyes always leaves the hides a little tighter and less stretchy.

  Here's how to contact us:

Traditional Tanners
3303 Dick George Rd
Cave Junction OR 97523
888 Hide-Tan
(888 443-3826)

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