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What makes your hides so special?
At Merlin’s Hide Out each hide is treated individually from beginning to end. This way we have complete control of the quality. We only get buffalo hides that are in their prime. This limits the time frame to about 30 days per year. When we receive a buffalo hide it is immediately inspected for any imperfections. Then the process starts. It takes approximately 45 days to complete the process from the inspection to when the hide is ready to ship. During this time it is, fleshed, salted, rehydrated, shaved (twice), tanned, oiled, dried, tumbled, brushed, tumbled again, brushed again, inspected, sized and graded. Only one person is in charge of the final inspections, sizing and grading which allows us to provide you with the consistency of a great product that our customers have come to expect.