WWII Horsehide specifications and tanning methods.

Our customers are still wondering and some people are still confused about what were the specs of the horsehide used for A-2 jackets in WWII.

To give some answer, let’s have a look at what were the Government requirements and standards.

Of course, the color before dyeing is mentioned. And let’s see also what the tanning methods were like at the time.

Needless to say the prevailing tanning method during WWII was Chrome.

Source: War Department document dated 1941. (for exact reference please contact us).


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