Author Archives: Merlin's Hide Out

The History of the American Bison is the History of the American West

The history of the American Bison is interwoven with the history of the early American [...]

2023 Begins with Production

Enter your email below to be notified when production resumes for made-to-order products: What a [...]


Handcrafted Tradition is Worth the Wait

Here at Merlin’s Hide Out we’ve been committed to the tradition of handcrafted products since [...]

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Tips for Storing Natural Fur Products

Natural fur products will last for generations to come with proper care and storage. We [...]

Introducing Mark & Liz Dean: Continuing the Tradition of Tanning

Merlin’s Hide Out is excited to announce their new partnership with Kirby Creek Tannery. After [...]

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Holiday Hours & Shipping Plus a Thank You Note

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and like many things in 2021, it looks [...]

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Introducing: New Fur Headbands

We’ve been busy handcrafting new products, and we’re excited to announce our fur headband is [...]

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Season’s Greetings . . . . . and stuff

Originally sent to our newsletter subscribers. It’s hard to believe we are 2 weeks from [...]

What Makes a Buffalo Hide the Perfect Accessory for Your Home?

When it comes to choosing the perfect accessory for your home, what do you think [...]

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How To Care For and Protect Your Natural Fur Rug

A fur rug centerpiece is one of the most striking and attractive ways to add [...]


4 Best Rustic Accessories For Your Home Decor (That Are Comfy Too)

There’s no denying that the natural world is pretty impressive. Soaring mountains, great plains, serene [...]

Visit Us at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2020

We’ve brought our world famous Buffalo Hides, Fur Coats, Buffalo beards, and more fur and [...]

Jackson Crawford: Author of The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

Jackson Crawford met Merlin and Barb in 2014 when he was working at a museum [...]

Buffalo Hide Grades

When buying American buffalo or bison hides for the first time, it can be hard [...]

How to Get the Most From Your Buffalo Hide or Bison Apparel

A grey sky kept the light of the sun from reaching the rocky ground. The [...]


Is it a Buffalo or Bison — What’s the Difference?

Buffalo and Bison The terms ‘buffalo’ and ‘bison’ are obviously very common in this business. [...]