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4 Reasons to consider purchasing Beaver Tail leather for your next boots

Posted by Tim Urling on Apr 24th 2021

When most people think of exotic leather boots, they usually picture python, alligator, stingray, or ostrich.  However, there is a "new" exotic skin that we are introducing to you today - Beaver Tail leather. 

One type of exotic leather  boots that most people are not  aware of is Beaver Tail Boots — this needs to change, considering the unique qualities of this Leather.

Why should you use beaver tails in your next exotic leather boots? There are 4 good reasons:

The Hide’s Toughness

Beaver tails are naturally thick and sturdy to survive strong river currents and support the beaver’s weight when it stands upright. These tails are incredibly thick and sturdy compared to most other exotic leathers. These hides are also highly scratch-resistant, able to take a fair amount of abuse without marring the hide.

Water Resistance

As a semi-aquatic creature, the hide of a beaver naturally resists absorbing water. This allows the hide to survive exposure to water without getting damaged or becoming discolored. Because of this water resistance, products made from the hide are less likely to get damaged from everyday use than more water-permeable hides would be.


Compared to many other leathers, beaver tails have a relatively high tensile strength. This allows a beaver tail product to resist tearing from being exposed to stresses such as holding a heavy use or being stretched. High tensile strength materials are a bit tougher to work with because of their strength, but that also makes them great for your next pair of boots.


A beaver tail has an intricately textured surface that might surprise some who haven’t seen a tanned skin before. Upon close examination, the natural grain pattern of a beaver tail is most comparable to that of a lizard or ostrich leg skin’s grain pattern. The skin has a many deep grooves that form tiny, matrix-like patterns across its surface.

Because the skin itself is uniform in color, it is also easy to get consistent dye colors. So, beaver tail bootswill be a great addition to your wardrobe.

In short, the reasons for using beaver tails hides are that they’re durable, water-resistant and have a finely-textured and very unique grain pattern.

We now offer these unique boots in four Standard colors but there are others available upon special request.

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