HOW SADDLE TOOLING IS DONE
WHY DO GOOD SADDLES COST SO MUCH.
Many people ask why a good quality western saddle is so expensive. Things that go into making a good saddle expensive and worth the cost are the following.
1. Good quality leather costs more then cheaper quality leather. Good quality leather will hold a hand tooled pattern for many years to come. Cheap leather will not hold a pattern for very long and after a short period of time will begin to fall apart.
2. Some tooling patterns are very intricate and are very labor intensive. A good saddle can take many hours of time and weeks to complete. The simpler the pattern, the less expensive the saddle is to make. Many saddle companies now emboss their leather with big machines versus hand tooling.
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