Auburn Leathercrafters products are already exceptional for their quality, durability, and appearance. But many collars and leashes go above and beyond with the finishing touches—specifically edge finishing.
Hand-finished edges on Auburn Leathercrafters collars, leashes, and accessories look gorgeous. But this is about more than just aesthetics. These products feel good too—to you and your pet!
Advantages of Edge Finishing
- Regular walks are healthy for you and your dog, and you’ll want a leash that’s comfortable to hold on those long jaunts, plus attractive around town.
- Dogs with short fur will appreciate the feel of a collar with smooth finished edges, as they won’t dig into the skin.
- Long-haired breeds benefit from edge finishing as well, because a nicely finished collar will glide through their fur better than a collar that is rough, either on the edges or the collar’s material itself.
- Finished the edges by skiving to a smooth, gently rounded surfaces results in a collar or leash that is comfortable for you and your pet.
Edge Finishing Methods
Auburn Leathercrafters uses a hand-finishing method called skiving to smooth and gently round the surfaces. The result is comfort for you and your dog, whether a collar or leash.
For some collar designs, Auburn goes the extra mile by finishing the edges with paint or dye plus a clear top-coat for a more “formal” look.
For the product lines with the edges left “natural”—that is, not painted or dyed—and only skiving the edges until they are smooth and gently rounded, the end result is a product that is a little more rustic and natural and that will soften and become more beautiful as it is worn and absorbs the natural oils from your dog’s coat. But just as with the formal collars, the handcrafted edges are anything but “unfinished.”
Edge Finishing… on a Roll