How to distinguish the real leather?

There are many kinds of leather, and the quality is different, so the price is also totally different. How to distinguish between real and fake leather?

The main types of leather are pig skin, cowhide, sheepskin, horse skin and so on. The cowhide is divided into yellow cowhide and buffalo leather; the sheepskin is divided into goat skin and sheep skin. There are top, second and third layers according to their level.

Here are some common ways to identify the leather:

First, feel

The surface of the leather that is touched by hand is smooth (the grain is processed into a thick skin), and the soft, full and elastic feeling is the leather.

Second, the eye view

It is mainly used to identify the type of skin and the quality of the leather grain. Observing the surface of the leather has obvious pores and patterns, while the synthetic leather is similar to the pores, but it is not clear. In addition, the reverse side of the synthetic leather has a layer of textile as the bottom plate. This textile bottom plate is used to increase its tensile strength, and the back side of the leather is without this layer of textile. This identification is the simplest and practical method.

Third, smell

Good quality leather generally has no odor. Any leather will have smell, If there is a pungent smell, it may be poorly handled during the tanning process and excessive use of certain chemical materials.

Fourth, ignite

The scent of the leather after ignition is similar to that of the hair after igniting, and it is not crusted after burning, and can be pinched by fingers; the artificial leather ignites and gives off a pungent odor, and it burns to form a cockroach.


Post time: Oct-13-2018