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Horsehide vs. steerhide jacket

I know its more durable, but is it a lot heavier than steerhide?  I am considering getting the 618HH  but I used to have pretty bad neck problems before I started working out so i wanna see if that might be an issue due to jacket weight.

10Ring on 02/01/11 at 10:46 AM

Horsehide is usually thinner than cowhide. It is used to make very hard, thin  handgun holsters, for one example.  It wears very well.

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 11:27 AM

ok so you would say its thinner and stronger but heavier?

10Ring on 02/01/11 at 01:13 PM

I think that if any, it would be a bit lighter than cowhide, but not by much.

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 02:24 PM

Hmm but its stronger?  Basically when i take the plunge jacket wise I am looking for a jacket I can have for years and years and years.  Luckily if i take after my dad, I'll never put on or lose muchw eight from here on out.  I know all perfectos are built to last but the horsehide is probably the most durable?

10Ring on 02/01/11 at 03:42 PM

You won't wear out either material.  Horsehide starts out very stiff and takes awhile to break in. It sheds water naturally. It looks a little different, as it has a sheen to it. When I first got my horsehide jacket I zipped it up and left it standing up on the floor like the top half from a suit of armor. The next morning it had not collapsed. I've never had any cowhide jacket that would do that. The cowhide breaks in a lot faster, feels very good, and looks great.

If you decide to get horsehide, take a look at the Schott-produced D-pocket style offered for sale at LegendaryUSA  Leather. They are a Schott distributer and have been great to do business with.  I went with a D-pocket style because I have an old photo of my dad, taken in the 1940's, sitting on his Harley-Davidson while wearing this same type.



ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 04:16 PM

cool! thanks for the info :)

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 04:36 PM

actually that reminds me.  My girlfriend is 3rd generation biker.  She found her grandfather's Schott cafe racer jacket from like the 60's, in her garage and made it her own.  She covered it in studs and punk band logos.  Poor gal didnt realize that Schott jackets are valuable and people collect them.  I suppose it looks pretty cool but thats like drawing a mohawk on the Mona Lisa!

richgreene on 02/01/11 at 04:38 PM

S0me would have you think that Horse is some kind of exotic leather which its nat. Steer is just as tough.I  like the look Of the HH and its like a raincoat if you ride,as they repel water so great.They sure are stiff but worn regularly they break in and have a sheen and grain thats way different than steer.That guy was right in suggesting Legendary Leather. Shott made Stallion models are so good I got one of each color. Thei guy that answers the helpline phone is more patient and helpful than any other site.Check them out/

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 04:49 PM

ok cool! thanks guys!

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 05:46 PM

still considering getting that Perfecto 626 if they are still offering it in 20 months...

richgreene on 02/01/11 at 08:29 PM

The 626 look real good.but kind of worthless if you ride,no sleeve gussets and they fell victim of Schotts cost cutting measures of saving money by eliminating the leather at the wrist openings.I got one as a Spring jacket but for riding,No. You better hurry and save that cabbage,I noticed theyre sold out on the XXLs. If they run out of more sizes Im sure theyll start restocking (with a price increase of course)

ecfanaddict82 on 02/01/11 at 09:32 PM

The lack of leather at the wrist openings is actually pretty cool, I think. A lot of old school jackets are like that.  I do think I'll get a 613 or 618 instead though.  Looking for something a bit sturdier.  Just wish I didnt have to wait so long to get one.

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