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Buffalo Hides

Left: Fabio and Mike displaying a Canadian buffalo hide.
Middle: Another gorgeous buffalo hide.
Right: Buffalo at a ranch in Quebec, Canada

These are good quality U.S. or Canadian buffalo skins that have been tanned in either Canada, the U.S., or Peru--as stated on each individual hide.  The hides are soft and supple.  We have winter hides and summer hides.  Winter hides have nicer and longer hair than summer hides.  The hides that are tanned in the U.S. are nice and soft with a cream or tan backing.  Hides from Peru are typically chrome-tanned and tend to have a stiffer feel and a gold color backing.  

See pictures of individual hides farther down on this page. 

Order Code Description Size Price Each
R-149-SEL-Gxx Buffalo Hide:Select 40-45 sq ft See Gallery below.
 
R-149-1-M-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#1:Medium 30-39 sq ft See Gallery below.
R-149-1-L-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#1:Large 40-45 sq ft See Gallery below.
R-149-1-XL-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#1:Extra Large 46-50 sq ft See Gallery below.
R-149-1-XXL-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#1:XX-Large 50+ sq ft See Gallery below.
 
R-149-2-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#2 See picture See Gallery below.
R-149-SH-Gxx Buffalo Hide:#2:Short Hair sold out See picture See Gallery below.
 
R-149-1-BD Buffalo Hide:Black Dyed (Please call)   US$1,250.00

R-149-CR-Gxx Buffalo Hide:Craft Grade See picture See Gallery below.
 
R-149-CR-GxxH Buffalo Hide:Craft Grade Sold out Half Hide See Gallery below.
R-149-CR-GxxQx Buffalo Hide:Craft Grade Sold out Quarter Hide See Gallery below.
R-149-CR-GPxx Buffalo Hide:Craft Grade Pieces See Gallery below.
       
R-149-RJ-Gxx Buffalo Hide:Reject Grade   See Gallery below.

 

Genus and species: Bison bison.  Ranch.

 

These buffalo come from ranching operations and are not endangered.  They are not subject to CITES, but must be inspected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service for all imports or exports.  The buffalo hides we sell are a by-product of the food industry.  The animals are not killed just for their hides.

 

There are still some wild buffalo running around in northern Canada that are heavily protected.  None of the buffalo we sell come from wild herds.  

 

Product of Canada or the USA; Tanned in Canada, Peru, or the USA

Gallery of Select Quality Buffalo Skins in Stock

You get the exact skin shown when ordering by number.

 

These winter buffalo robes are the best quality hides available anywhere.  They are tanned in the U.S. and have a soft supple tan in parchment color (not blue) and come with silky fur.  Both the hide side and fur side are perfect--no holes, no hair slips, no sewing, no patches, no stains.  They are suitable for painting on the backs.  They come with tails.

 

Buffalo Hide:Select #76

Order Code: R-149-SEL-G76

Length: 76"
Top width: 63.5"
Middle width: 59"
Bottom width: 73.5"
Weight: 15.94 lbs

Price: US$1,500.00

See the back and compare size to a soda can.

Gallery of First Quality Buffalo Skins in Stock

You get the exact skin shown when ordering by number.

These are mostly summer hides that have shorter hair than winter hides.  The hides with a gold backing are stiffer than those with a cream or tan backing.  There could be patches on the back.

Buffalo Hide:Medium #213

Code: R-149-1-M-G213

Length: 77"
Width across top: 59"
Width across middle: 63.25"
Width across bottom: 70"
Weight: 15.64 lbs.

Price: US$1,100.00

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Buffalo Hide:Medium #215

Code: R-149-1-M-G215

Size: 38 sq. ft.

Length: 70"
Width across top: 55"
Width across middle: 63"
Width across bottom: 75"
Weight: 18.16 lbs.

Price: US$1,150.00

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Buffalo Hide:Medium #217

Code: R-149-1-M-G217

Size: ~35 sq. ft.

Length: 77.5"
Width across top: 67.5"
Width across middle: 69"
Width across bottom: 84"
Weight: 12.98 lbs.

Price: US$1,275.00

See the back of the hide with a ruler.

Buffalo Hide:Medium #218

Code: R-149-1-M-G218

Size: 37 sq. ft.

Length: 80"
Width across top: 63"
Width across middle: 69"
Width across bottom: 84"
Weight: 14.24 lbs.

Price: US$1,275.00

See the back of the hide with a ruler.

Buffalo Hide:Large #109

Code: R-149-1-L-G109

Size: 45 sq. ft.

Length: 82.5"
Width across top: 57.5"
Width across middle: 67.5"
Width across bottom: 79.25"
Weight: 24.94 lbs.

Price: US$1,300.00

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Buffalo Hide:Extra Large #301

Code: R-149-1-XL-G301

Size: 48 sq. ft.

Length: 86"
Width across top: 69.5"
Width across middle: 75.5"
Width across bottom: 88"
Weight: 18.26 lbs.

Price: US$1,450.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" ruler.

Buffalo Hide:Extra Large #302

Code: R-149-1-XL-G302

Size: 47 sq. ft.

Length: 91"
Width across top: 73"
Width across middle: 71.5"
Width across bottom: 86"
Weight: 18.44 lbs.

Price: US$1,450.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" ruler.

Buffalo Hide:Extra Extra Large #51

Code: R-149-1-XXL-G51

Size: 53 sq. ft.

Length: 91"
Width across top: 74"
Width across middle: 79.5"
Width across bottom: 94"
Weight: 21.92 lbs.

Price: US$1,600.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" ruler.

Buffalo Hide:Extra Extra Large #52

Code: R-149-1-XXL-G52

Size: 55 sq. ft.

Length: 99"
Width across top: 72"
Width across middle: 77"
Width across bottom: 95"
Weight: 21.68 lbs.

Price: US$1,600.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" ruler.

Gallery of Good Second Grade Buffalo Hides in Stock

The second grade hides look fine from the hair side, but have more patches than is normal on the hide side.  They are excellent value for money.  We only get a handful like this every year.

Buffalo Hide:Second Grade #220

Order code:  R-149-2-G220

Length: 72"
Width at top: 54.5"
Width at middle: 57.5"
Width at bottom: 71"
Weight: 11.06 lbs.

Price:  US$1,150.00

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Buffalo Hide:Second Grade #223

Order code:  R-149-2-G223

This hide has shorter hair in the butt area.

Size: 50 sq. ft.

Length: 91.5"
Width at top: 56"
Width at middle: 73.25"
Width at bottom: 76"
Weight: 29.92 lbs.

Price:  US$1,300.00

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Gallery of Short-Hair Buffalo Hides in Stock

These have shorter hair and little mane hair.  There are no holes or bald spots.  The presentation is good, but not as nice as the #1 skins.  They are ideal for using in your tee-pee, campsite, or media room.  Only limited quantities are available each year.

You get the exact skin shown when ordering by number.

Buffalo Hide:Short Hair

Order code:  R-149-SH-Gxx

Length: 
Width at top: 
Width at middle: 
Width at bottom: 

Price:  US$

Tanned in the USA

sold out

Gallery of Craft Grade Buffalo Hides in Stock

We offer craft grade buffalo hides for people who need more material than commonly found in scrap, but not a full #1 hide.  These often have quite a bit of fur on them and permit the making of larger craft items.  The areas without fur can be used for buffalo leather.  The hides are shown in the gallery below and are priced individually.  Please note that the white areas on the hides below are where the hair is missing.  The white areas are leather, not white hair.

You get the exact skin shown when ordering by number.

Buffalo Hide:Craft #4

Order code:  R-149-CR-G04

Length down middle: 82"
Width across top: 75"
Width across middle: 75.5"
Width across bottom: 78"
Weight: 17 lbs.

Price:  US$295.00

 

Gallery of Reject Grade Buffalo Hides in Stock

We have a limited number of reject grade buffalo hides.  These are ideal for use in tee-pees or for cutting up.  The hair is typically not as long as for the craft grade skins.  The hides often have many imperfections.  The tanning on the hides is about the same as for the better grade skins.  The problems have more to do with hair loss and length than anything else.  The hides are shown in the gallery below and are priced individually.

You get the exact skin shown when ordering by number.

Order code:  R-149-RJ-G421B

Length down middle: 48"
Width across top: 36"
Width across middle: 37.5"
Width across bottom: 45"
Weight: 6.16 pounds

Price:  US$63.75

See the back of the hide and a size comparison with a soda can.

Gallery of Partial Craft Grade Buffalo Hides in Stock

You get the exact piece shown when ordering by number.

We cut up some of the craft grade hides for customers who need a sizeable piece of buffalo hide, but less than a whole hide and more than trimmings.  Individual pieces are shown below.

Craft Buffalo Piece #215C

Order code:  R-149-CR-GP215C

This is 1/6 of a hide.

Length down middle: 37"
Width across top: 8"
Width across middle: 15"
Width across bottom:  25"
Weight: 2.52 lbs.

Price:  US$195.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" long ruler.

Craft Buffalo Piece #215D

Order code:  R-149-CR-GP215D

This is 1/6 of a hide.

Length down middle: 22.5"
Width across top: 29"
Width across middle: 27"
Width across bottom:  27.5"
Weight: 2.16 lbs.

Price:  US$195.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" long ruler.

Craft Buffalo Piece #217B

Order code:  R-149-CR-GP217B

This is the bottom half of a hide.

Length down middle: 38"
Width across top: 67"
Width across middle: 72"
Width across bottom:  76"
Weight: 7.82 lbs.

Price:  US$640.00

See the back of the hide with an 18" long ruler.

Questions and Answers

Q: How much does it cost to ship a buffalo to me?

 

A: Where do you live.  We need your shipping address in order to provide a quote.

 

Q: Do the buffalo hides have a smell to them?

 

A: All fur products will have some smell.  There is only a slight smell to the buffalo.  We have a lot of moth balls in our warehouse, so the hides may have a slight aroma for a few days until they air out.

 

Q: Can I return the hide if I don't like it?

 

A: Of course.  All we ask is that you let us know within five days of receipt that you are not happy with the hide.  You pay shipping and insurance both ways.  We will refund your payment when the hide arrives in our warehouse in the same condition as when it left.

 

Q: Can I use the hides as a rug or on a couch?

 

A: Yes.  The hides do not have a hollow hair.  Unlike reindeer or other members of the deer family with hollow hair, buffalo hair does not fall out if you walk on it or sit on it.  We cannot guarantee that no hair will ever fall out, but we have never seen extensive shedding or problems with these skins.

 

Q: How do I clean my hide?

 

A: The best way to clean a hide is to have a furrier drum this with special chemicals for the fur trade.  This usually requires shipping it somewhere and can be expensive.  Most people find that beating the hides outside helps to remove dirt.  You can use a wool cleaner for small areas (just dampen the area, do not soak the skin).  Do not put this skin in a larger washing machine because they are not designed to handle this.

 

Q: Where do the buffalo hides come from?

 

A: Most hides come from buffalo ranches.  The animals are raised for meat.  The hides are a by-product of the food industry.