Veg Tan Leather Piece

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  • Hermann Oak veg tan leather pieces are popular for tooling, stamping, and carving projects.
  • Great for knife sheaths, holsters, wallets, bracelets and other crafts.
  • Available in a full range of thicknesses from 2 ounces to 12 ounces.
  • Note that pieces are exactly 3 or 6 square feet, but may not measure exactly 3’x1′ or 3’x2′.
  • Mostly clean, but mild imperfections are possible.
SKU: VEG-TAN-TLNG-LTHR-PC Categories: , , ,


What is a veg tan tooling leather piece?

Veg tan leather pieces from Hermann Oak are easily one of our most popular items. These are small vegetable tanned pieces of leather great for tooling, stamping, and carving the artwork you dream of making.

When do people use it?

Our customers opt for these pieces when their projects call for a small amount of veg tan leather. Knife sheaths, holsters, wallets, and bracelets are common crafts. You can even learn how to make a Sheridan style flower, or practice other projects that require carving and tooling. If you’re interested in learning the differences between veg tan leather vs chrome tan leather, check out this guide.

What sizes and thicknesses are available?

We offer a full range of thicknesses from 2 ounces (1/32 inches) to 12 ounces (3/16 inches). The piece is exactly 3 or 6 square feet and usually measures 3’x1′ or 3’x2′, but can vary slightly in length or width.

Learn more about leather thicknesses.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

3'x1', 3'x2'


2/3 oz, 3/4 oz, 4/5 oz, 5/6 oz, 6/7 oz, 7/8 oz, 8/9 oz, 9/10 oz, 10/11 oz, 11/12 oz

89 reviews for Veg Tan Leather Piece

  1. Jacob

    I am very pleased and content with Montana Leather’s customer service and quality. I ordered an 8 and 12oz 3×1 sqr. ft. Tooling Leather pieces and received them within 5 days of my purchase (I paid lowest shipping cost). The pieces are cut from their Hermann Oak Midgrade leather, but I wouldn’t have guessed that as their is only one minor flaw on both pieces; I only lost about 0.1 sqr. ft. of leather total. The pieces are almost perfect rectangles with nice straight edges on all four sides (one piece is curvy on one side, which is expected as cows aren’t shaped like rectangles, however, they generously measured a 3×1 rectangle and left the curvy end on it which gave me some extra leather). Both pieces are very uniform in thickness, varying by less than 1/32″. I will absolutely buy more leather from here in the future.

  2. bdouglasmatthews (verified owner)

    Great piece of leather. This is my first order and I have learned to be careful what I ask for. I ordered a 11-12 piece of leather and boy is it thick. It looks great and is very soft and I am looking forward to working with it.

  3. firescale00 (verified owner)

    I had really high hopes of finally finding a reliable place to order tooling leather after I ordered a small piece that was really nice. After receiving two 2×3 pieces of different thicknesses I was pretty disappointed. The pieces I received were wrinkled beyond use, some of the worse leather I have ever ordered. I have had it sitting in my storage room for months and will never use it. The search continues.

  4. whitetailscout (verified owner)

    Most of the piece I received is nice and clean, but one hand -size piece is so bad that I’m going to need to dye it to use it.

  5. deerhunter08 (verified owner)

    Ive never tried herman oak first time trying it. love it great price aswell

  6. Steve Hartkopf (verified owner)

    Beautiful piece of leather for a good price and the piece was a few inches bigger than described. So, 5-stars.

  7. tommycarl50 (verified owner)

    First time purchase… nice consistent color and thickness, no defects on this one. Engraved very nicely on my laser.

  8. Jameson Pace (verified owner)

    Excellent products with shockingly fast shipping. Great customer service!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Leather piece was ok but not cheap, shipping took forever!

  10. Rick (verified owner)

    good stuff

  11. Mark Johnson (verified owner)

    Was totally elated with my last purchase. Superior, top quality, # 1 product. I was actually surprised that the sheet of leather I received was so good. I used it on my crafts projects ( two 18” American Native Medicine Shields ) the left overs I’ll use to make chokers, wrist bands, etc…
    Keep up the good work guys. I ordered another sheet yesterday. Very happy with my purchase. The photo is of a unfinished shield, but the hard part is done. FYI : the leather was thick, but actually easy to cut.
    Once you know the trick. 🤣

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  12. timothy weahry (verified owner)

    Thickness as described, excellent quality.

  13. Richard B. (verified owner)

    Very nice piece of leather and quickly shipped. Definitely recommend!

  14. Eva Brown (verified owner)

    I haven’t used this leather yet, but the piece in nice and should work great for my next purse.

  15. Dee (verified owner)

    As a native Montanan, I always enjoy supporting my neighbors. I received my order, exactly as described, in a timely fashion.
    Thank you!

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great products and great service

  17. Dan Valverde (verified owner)

    First time I purchased something from Montana Leather. Leather I received was exactly as described. Very pleased with what they sent me. Will definitely order more different leather pieces in the near future.

  18. James Carter (verified owner)

    This is some of the most consistent leather I have ever worked with, and although you can expect extremely minor blemishes, its perfect for any project you have in mind. I make holsters for a side business, and my customers are always satisfied and impressed at the quality of the leather. Thank you for your quality products Montana Leather!

  19. Corrie (verified owner)

  20. Art (verified owner)

    I’m fairly new to leatherworking but, I was trying to find a better place to buy leather. I ordered a small piece that I thought was a good quality. You can see in this picture that it is has waves (un-even) and has lines the length of the piece. Maybe you can direct me to a place I can buy better leather.

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  21. Pat@MontanaLeatherCompany (store manager)

    Hey Art! Sorry to hear you’re not happy with the quality. Perfection is of course never a thing with full grain leather, but it does look like you got a piece that we wouldn’t normally send out. I’d be happy to arrange for return if you’d like, just give me a call or email and ask for Pat.

  22. Chuck Rolston (verified owner)

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  23. Donald Powers (verified owner)

    fast and just what i need

  24. George (verified owner)

  25. woody collins (verified owner)

    fast delivery service

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent products. Fast and effective service.

  27. William Fiske (verified owner)

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  29. Robert Rondinelli (verified owner)

    Excellent deal.

  30. Gunar LaMay (verified owner)

    I work around moving conveyors and have caught my shirt sleeve more than once.
    Made a set of bracers so that won’t happen anymore.

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  31. Nancy Larson (verified owner)

    Better than expected. Received a phone call from the company about product not available in ordered thickness. They were great in explaining a substitute. The leather is beautiful. Order arrived in a few days after placing.

  32. Stephanie Arnold (verified owner)

  33. David S. (verified owner)

    I called and ask if it was supple, or soft and was told it was, but it is not. Perhaps I need to send them a piece that I got else where so that they know what soft is, meaning not stiff. There service was fine though.

  34. Pat@MontanaLeatherCompany (store manager)

    Hey David! I’m not sure how the confusion arose exactly, but veg tan leather like this is generally as stiff as it gets with leather. We can arrange for a return to be made on your current piece, as well as find a better match for what you need. Just give us a call at 406-245-1660 or email us at

  35. Jef Crisman (verified owner)

    Montana Leather Co provides a great product. Their customer service is great as well.

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  36. parick corman (verified owner)

  37. Byron Hook (verified owner)

    As advertised. Good tooling leather

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  38. Dave wright (verified owner)

    Great Deal on quality leather.
    Fast reasonable shipping.

  39. Michael P. (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  40. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Blotchy, varying thickness, much of the 4-6 sf piece is unusable. Premium HO? I doubt it, never again.

  41. Scott McCaskill (verified owner)

    Nice piece of leather, used for shoe insoles. I’ll be back.

  42. Pat@MontanaLeatherCompany (store manager)

    Hello! I’m sorry to hear the leather was not to your liking. We definitely strive to send out high quality leather, especially in cut pieces, and if we didn’t send you a good piece we will make it right. Please give me a call or email so we can get you fixed up!

  43. Jack (verified owner)

    Great service, on time delivery.

  44. Wesley Deyton (verified owner)

  45. Richard (verified owner)

    Excellent piece of leather, excellent service as usual.

  46. Dave wright (verified owner)

    great deal on good leather. fast fair shipping. courteous phone service

  47. Greg (verified owner)

    Excellent quality, generous cut.

  48. Bruce Connally (verified owner)

  49. Dale West (verified owner)

  50. Dan Valverde (verified owner)

    The veg tan piece of leather I had ordered was exactly as described. The thickness or weight of the leather was spot on. Thank you for shipping it out so fast…

  51. Anonymous (verified owner)

  52. Randy Weeks (verified owner)

    Good fast service b grade leather but no blemishes

  53. Kenneth (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with the quality and I’m now hooked on Hermann Oak.

  54. Roger Seilstad (verified owner)

  55. LuAnne Malnory (verified owner)

    Made Wine Totes with this. Carved beautifully!

  56. Charles Barrett (verified owner)

    Very Pleased quality is excellent

  57. Gordon Hood (verified owner)

    The size was good, however there were some imperctions.
    The biggest problem was the shipping box was torn and the delivery was made in the pouring rain and left on the front step, consequently over 1/2 of the piece was soaked. Not very happy with USPS.

  58. keith (verified owner)

  59. Bart (verified owner)

    Its exactly what I wanted. Thanks

  60. Dave wright (verified owner)

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  63. Lanita T. (verified owner)

    Great leather for sheaths

  64. Corrie Lanham (verified owner)

  65. Scott Hays (verified owner)

  66. Cole H. (verified owner)

    Pretty legit leather. Minimal cosmetic issues. Front and back looks great. These guys have good quality leather. It’s a little pricey for a reason. Everything I’ve received from them has been really good.

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  70. Rob Roeder (verified owner)

    Will purchase again.

  71. Maddison Korthas (verified owner)

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  77. Tom S. (verified owner)

    This is a very nice piece of leather that is ample in size.

  78. Michael Barrett (verified owner)

    This is great leather, thanks for sending such a fantastic piece. H.O. leather is the best

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  79. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Not as good quality as previous orders.

  80. alan warren (verified owner)

    Thanks guys for a great piece of leather,
    I think it’s great that you cut this piece from top of shoulder to bottom of belly so we know what we are getting.

    Thanks again

  81. Brooke (verified owner)

  82. Chuck B. (verified owner)

    Always my go to store for Hermann Oak veg tan.

  83. Will D. (verified owner)

  84. Randall Tafelmeyer (verified owner)

    I like the product and the service is great!

  85. Anonymous (verified owner)

  86. Michael S. (verified owner)

    Very satisfied. Great delivery time.

  87. Rob Roeder (verified owner)

    Perfect for my projects.

  88. Chris G. (verified owner)

    Nice and thick, just as ordered. Gonna make some great straps.

  89. Michael Shiyou (verified owner)

    Very satisfied

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  92. Rodney J Asay (verified owner)

    The leather I received is top notch! Tis is the second time I ordered this leather and both times I was pleased with what they sent. Will order it again when I use this up.

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Q & A

Would these leather pieces be a suitable material to cut insoles from? Ian Rudie asked on January 21, 2023

Hey Ian! You certainly can cut from these to make insoles. Typically though, insoles are cut from sole bends that are a bit stiffer that typical veg tan leather like Hermann Oak. We have sole bends on the website here as well, just do a search for them and they'll pop up.

Pat@MontanaLeatherCompany answered on January 21, 2023 store manager
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Can you tell me what part of the animal this would be cut from? Gabriel asked on November 26, 2022

Hey Gabriel! These are cut from Hermann Oak veg tan leather sides, from the back down to the belly. Horizontally, the pieces can come from anywhere from the butt to the shoulder.

Pat@MontanaLeatherCompany answered on November 28, 2022 store manager
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