Number of Reviews: 2 Write
Not for beginners, but...
Reviewed By: Billy Metcalf
from Grand Forks, B.C. Canada April 5,
As someone with a good deal of experience braintanning deer, this video had a
lot to offer me in terms of how to go about handling a whole buffalo hide with
the hair on. I've often marveled at the image of Native women working these huge
heavy hides into beautiful robes. Wes gives a us a good view at how it could
have been done and how we can do it today.
I wouldn't suggest that an inexperienced tanner tackle this project with only
this video to go on though. Wes shows us all the steps but assumes a certain
amount of knowledge on the part of the viewer. The Elk horn scraper is an important part of his process, and having one of
high quality is critical. His use of bone marrow grease was a new revelation to
If you've done braintanning before, your familiar with the steps involved
with tanning deer and elk, and your ready to try tanning a buffalo robe, by all
means this video is essential.
Reviewed By: John Shaffer
from Rochester, Minnesota October 12, 2006
I'm new to tanning, but like a sponge, I'm absorbing all of the information I can.
This video is a bit primative in production, but full of great information and techniques
for brain tanning a buffalo hide. I would have like better sound quality and editing, but
all in all, an excellent resource. The next best thing to standing around with Wes for a
couple of weeks and watching him work.