Boiled Leather Skins

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How is a boiled leather skin made?

Boiled Leather Skins

Boiled leather was often used to make war armor. A thick piece of animal skin is boiled in water, wax, or oil to make the leather hard. After the leather has hardened, it would then be shaped into a particular piece of armor. This method was also used to cover books during bookbinding.

   

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