I am looking to learn and get information on how to source leather to a specific military specification.
In my current situation, I need to source leather that is speced to MIL-DTL-32092, specifically Type IV Class 1 0.062" thick. The specification is available online and to break it down, I need:
- Cattle Hide, flesh splits for garments and equipage
- Mildew Resistant Treated.
- 4 oz +/- 1/2oz
- Chrome Tanned
- No Finish
- Smooth, Free of loose flesh. Not to be made of Middle, Head, Belly, or Shoulder Splits.
As you can see, Mil Spec does not mean fancy or high end. It just means this specific grade. What I am struggling to do is interpret these characteristics into a supplier's product. Does anyone have any suggestions?
For some background - I am usually lurking on this site from the perspective of a canvas sewing shop. We have a dozen people sewing heavy canvas products for commercial and military use. I thought you guys might be able to help me on this leather sourcing that is outside of my normal product.