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On the Wickett and Craig website the most expensive in in their tooling leather is what they classify as "Standard"..

Is this the "A" or #1 grade or do they have a premium grade that you have to ask for?

Thanks in advance,

Chris

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Chris J, 

Standard is their "grade A"....if you have any questions, give them a call or email them...they are good to work with.

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4 hours ago, JLSleather said:

it's the 3 young fellas I'd need to help me carry everything I liked!

 

Kind of creepy post...

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Prolly is, if a guy was thinkin about something other than the topic.  I guess other people just use girls to carry bulky items. :dunno:  

'Course, that makes good sense, actually.  Put 'em ta work, that's what I say.

 

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2 hours ago, Troy I said:

Chris J, 

Standard is their "grade A"....if you have any questions, give them a call or email them...they are good to work with.

Thanks

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As an employee of Wickett&Craig in the finishing department. I can say that most small orders go through me and a lot of work goes into making these sides. 

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Welcome to the Board Rcf! 

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LOTS of posts about ALD, not a single pic of some of it.  So, I'm a fan of both HO and W/C leathers, but also just ordered a couple different types from ALD -- tough to just go on taking someone's opinion without seeing it myself. 

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I’ve ordered a couple of sides from these people lately. I know it’s probably foreign tanned, but it’s been good leather and the price is right. 

Rich Leather International 

Savannah,Ga

i live in Ga. so I get it the next day on ups.

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I shot them an email awhile back after reading a post that referenced their website.  I got a response back the same day, and they were very helpful and sent out a box of samples with a couple goodies and a personal note inside, got it a couple days later.  I am all for buying American, but I'm also all about supporting businesses that value customers, and treat people (regardless if i'm buying pallets of leather, or a few small pieces) the as such.  I like the quality of the samples i received and will give them a shot when the need arises.

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On August 10, 2016 at 7:11 AM, Studio-N said:

Mexico is in North America.  MANY US hides are tanned in Mexico and returned.

And Argentina. They also cost half of what american tanned hides cost. I can't afford american tanned leather.

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I tried ALD.  I would not do it again.

 

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