Our leather key chains are designed to keep your keys with you, attached to your belt or your bag. Also, it will provide a stylish look.
This leather key chain featuring the Highland Cow, Highland Stag, or Scottish thistle makes the perfect souvenir from Scotland.
- made from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather
- made solely by hand-crafting processes (cut, punched, stitched, stamped, and burnished by hand)
- comes as a single keychain of your choice
- carefully made by ourselves in our leather workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland
The reason we prefer full-grain vegetable-tanned leather is to make you an item that will be unique to you, that will age beautifully and develop a character, and that will be used for long years. Full-grain leather is the type of leather whose surface hasn't been altered at all. Because of this, it has natural markings (such as blemishes, branding, and stretch marks). However, this means it is the most strong and durable type of leather since it has not gone through any process (alterations). The natural markings on it are welcomed as unique characteristics rather than defects and the items made by full-grain leather are praised because of being one of a kind. Vegetable-tanned leather is processed using natural ingredients (such as tree bark) as opposed to chemicals. Hence, leathers produced using this process are not chemical-exposed and environmentally friendly. The colours of these leathers are more natural, warmer and richer and they age more beautifully.
OUR HANDSTITCHING PROCESS
We choose to solely apply handcrafting processes and use hand-stitching because of which it takes more time to make our items compared to items made with machine-led processes. However, there are two important reasons that make us choose this harder and longer method of making. Firstly, hand-stitched leather items are much superior in strength and durability. Both the type of thread that is suitable for machine-stitching and the way stitches hold together makes the stitching more prone to breakings. The thread used in hand-stitching is thicker and hence stronger. In addition, the way stitches hold together makes it much less possible to break or loosen. Secondly, hand-stitching arguably provides a more aesthetic look. Although the aesthetic perception differs from person to person, most people find hand-stitching more beautiful because of the natural look and strong character of the stitches.
Because of the unique characteristics mentioned above (differences in natural tanning and hand-crafting processes), there may be slight variations in each item. This means your item will be unique to you and may slightly differ from the picture.