Although Tandy Leather Company and The Leather Factory are one and the same, the stores have quite separate and distinct personalities. Tandy is a typical retail store. The Leather Factory is pure warehouse.
Once inside, I headed straight for the big wall of leather and located the petite tooling calf hides. I spread each hide out on the inspection table and checked it carefully for leather weight and surface flaws.So, that's it--our big Black Friday excursion. Now to enjoy the rest of the day at home, away from the crowds and playing with leather!
Typically a hide will last me nearly two years and will yield over forty saddles. It's definitely worth taking the time to pick a good one. That smile says I've made my choice.
Hide in hand, I headed down the aisles to look for Edge Kote.
Still browsing the shelves--there are so many interesting books and products and tools... I could easily spend a fortune at the Leather Factory.