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    Corbin seats are not made in the U.S.A. anymore. Until a few years ago, they were advertised in V-Twin catalogs as using leather from Herman Oak Leather Co. in St. Louis. Herman Oak has been around since 1881. It's a shame they had to go the cheap route.

    Craig

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    I bought a Tedd 'Corbin' solo sheepskin cover once, Craig!

    It had ball-point hand-written instructions all over inside for how it was supposed to be sewn.

    Imagine the ink settling into your leather or vinyl.

    Didn't matter, because it would only go over a bare pan..

    ....Cotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by 41craig View Post
    Corbin seats are not made in the U.S.A. anymore. Until a few years ago, they were advertised in V-Twin catalogs as using leather from Herman Oak Leather Co. in St. Louis. Herman Oak has been around since 1881. It's a shame they had to go the cheap route.

    Craig
    Herman Oak is the top tanner in the USA and the Americas, but you still have to have the knowledge on what type of leather to buy. There are no cows in China, just water buffalos and their hides are thinner than thin upholstery leather, so they grind it up and add adhesive to form a particle leather, somewhat like particle board, this is why the leather flakes and falls apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    There are no cows in China, just water buffalos and their hides are thinner than thin upholstery leather, so they grind it up and add adhesive to form a particle leather, somewhat like particle board, this is why the leather flakes and falls apart.
    I believe there are more cows in China than the US. China doesn't need to grind up cows or water buffalo. China buys hides from the US. Don't know which leather falls apart, but China may get most of its hides from the US.
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