Why Camel?

Performance, "a leather and a half..."

 

 

Cattle leather grain surface

(Scanning Electron Microscopy)

Camel leather grain surface

(Scanning Electron Microscopy)

Camel leather has 55% fewer hair follicles per unit area than cattle hide and the follicles are found to be arranged closely in groups whereas the cattle hide leather has more evenly distributed individual follicles. This results in much larger spaces between the follicles (or groups of follicles) in camel leather allowing the presence of a greater proportion of strength-giving collagen protein fibers between the follicles than in cattle hide leather.

Cattle leather cross section

(Scanning Electron Microscopy)

Camel leather cross section

(Scanning Electron Microscopy)

Comparisons between the structure of camel hide leather and cattle hide leather found that the large interweaving collagen fibers, typical of the corium layer, appear at a much shallower level in the camel

 Camel hide has a thinner grain layer than cattle resulting in

a greater proportion of the strength-giving corium layer