Economy Grade Natural Veg Tan Shoulders

4.78 out of 5
(9 customer reviews)


Full Grain, Natural, Vegetable Tanned, Un-dyed Shoulders including Cheeks. Economy Grade. Average sizes vary with thickness.


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UK Mainland Standard Delivery upto 15Kg : £12.60 : Next working day delivery if ordered before 1.00pm BUT - see Covid note in the basket and checkout. Small Items are at a reduced shipping charge.
UK Highlands and Offshore - depends on location and weight, price calculated at the checkout.


Our Economy Grade Natural Veg Tan shoulders offer extremely good value for money. A reasonable quality at a great price.

These shoulders are available in small sizes or half shoulders where applicable, and so offer the perfect starting point for the novice leather-worker and those just starting out in leathercraft: you can practise your skills without breaking the bank. Then once you’ve mastered your craft you can consider progressing onto the regular and even premium grades. 

These are of a lower quality, with marks, blemishes and more irregular shapes. Great for re-enactment. Not suitable for belts. 

Re-enactment Soling, Embossing, Carving and Tooling Practice, Armour, Scabbards, Sheaths

Average sizes – prices vary for each size

The 1.2-1.6mm thickness: half shoulder approx 10sqft, then 16-19sqft, 19.25-23sqft

The 2.0-2.4mm thickness: half shoulder approx 9sqft, then 16-19sqft

The 1.6-2.0mm and 2.5-3.0mm thickness average size of 11-16sqft.

The 3.0-3.5mm thickness: full shoulder: 13 – 17 sqft or larger size full shoulder: 18 – 21 sqft. 

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1.2-1.6mm, 1.6-2.0mm, 2.0-2.4mm, 2.5-3.0mm, 3.0-3.5mm




Full Shoulders (with cheeks)

9 reviews for Economy Grade Natural Veg Tan Shoulders

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sam Potter (verified owner)

    If you’re after a really tough and stiff veg tan, this is what you need.
    Edges slick beautifully and whilst tooling takes a good amount of effort, it holds the forms really nicely.
    Ideal for stiff, structural panels on bags (I use it for the front panels of sporrans)
    Make sure your knife is freshly sharpened!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michael Wright (verified owner)

    A great buy, in my opinion. For economy I was expecting marks and damage all over, this was not the case. A beautiful piece of leather with only one slight flaw that is obvious (and easy to work around).
    A good, stiff, workable leather. I’ve just finished a knife sheath out of it and am really happy with the results. I’d definitely buy again

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bridget Mitchell (verified owner)

    A good strong leather with very little by way of imperfections considering it is the economy stock. Would defiantly consider buying it again.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jim Kane (verified owner)

    Ideal for the price paid. Nice light tanning so it colours well. Great for wet moulding. NIce on the flesh side too.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alison Bates (verified owner)

    Arrived swiftly and was larger than I thought it would be 3specially for the price. Good, stiff, with a regular thickness and an even light colour which is perfect for my pattern. Will definitely purchase again.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Liz May

    A great piece of leather for the price and larger than expected too. Only one or two marks which I can easily work around. I ordered 1.6-2.0 but it was 1.2-1.6 according to my gauge but I’m not an expert and it’ll be good enough. Nice colour. Prompt delivery too.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Darren Chadwick (verified owner)

    Really happy with the quality of this leather. Not many flaws at all, and nearly as good as their regular grade leather. Flesh side good too.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alan (verified owner)

    I bought the economy grade leather to make up prototypes, but now looking at the quality, I’m in two minds now. Good quality leather for the price. I ordered it about 12:30 and it arrived the next morning. Great service. Highly recommend JWoodleathers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alan Godward (verified owner)

    Mainly bought for practicing tooling, I think that idea is out of the window mainly now. For an economy piece of leather the quality is good. Very pleased with the service, delivered the next day. I have visited the warehouse previously and got some great advice when I was first starting out.

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