Contract tanning Overview

Black Diamond Tannery provides contract tanning services for farm raised and wild alligator skins with the option for crust tanning and full custom finishes. We solely specialize in tanning alligator skins that go on for use in the luxury leather market worldwide. Our tanning services and knowledge are now available to you for your own quality custom leather. 

The Black Diamond team has years of experience in the processing of alligator. While this internationally assembled team posses the skills required to produce world class alligator skins, it is their passion that is most reflective in the Black Diamond's insurmountable quality.

 
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Pricing and Information

Black Diamond Tannery offers both crust and finished leather options for your convenience. Our price for contract tanning is based upon the measurement of the skin in centimeters measured at the widest point in the belly after crust tanning or dyeing to your specified color choice, and final polishing or glazing.

Our crust tannage results in soft, mellow hides receptive to excellent color variety to allow for finishing at a later date.

Black Diamond Tannery averages four months to complete the tanning process, and additional information can be found here.

 Prices are as follows:

*estimate finished size of your skin, multiply the skin length in feet x 6 to get the approximate width in centimeters

*estimate finished size of your skin, multiply the skin length in feet x 6 to get the approximate width in centimeters

Hide Delivery and Preparation

Located conveniently in Central Florida, skins may be delivered by appointment Monday through Friday 8 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4 PM. Each skin should be properly skinned and fleshed in raw, wet-salted condition. 

View our guide for suggested skin preparation and shipping instructions. 

CRUST, COLORS, AND FINISHES

Our crust tannage results in soft, mellow hides receptive to excellent color variety to allow for finishing at a later date. 

Every finished hide is handcrafted into some of the softest most exquisite alligator leather in production ready to be made into a custom luxury product.

View our photo gallery of finished matte, classic , and pull up skins.

Contact

To arrange contract tanning, delivery, or request additional information please send email to:    

Jim Devaney, Owner     

jdevaney@blackdiamondtannery.com