Baseball gloves made in-house, in-hand
Texas Steerhide leather processed by the 3rd-generation, family-owned Seto Tannery, known for being one of the best baseball glove leather tanneries in Japan. The tanning process includes double vacuum drying of hides which increases the density of leather produced and results in a tight, smooth grain texture and ultra-durability.
Seto Tannery is located in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, known for being one of the best leather tanning regions in the world. A company specifically known for producing a limited quantity of leathers of the highest quality [each season], a considerable amount of time and money is required to secure Seto Tannery as a supplier.
Premium Steerhide from the island of Indonesia; Java Island, lying between Sumatra and Bali, and has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather all year round. Due to this, leather in the region are denser, smaller, and more consistent than cattle raised in different regions, thus produces thinner, lighter, and more rigid leather - perfect for the baseball glove
Java Supple Leather
Java supple leather made with Steerhide which has gone through Tumble Tanning technique. It's the glove specific process tanning the leather in a high, narrow rotating drum for significant amount of time. This tanning skill softens the leather without loosing the texture and the durability.
Java Kip Leather
To ensure best results, Java kip leather is produced from young calves that are 6 months or younger. Java kip is also widely used to manufacture shoes by the top luxury brands.
Buckler selects pro stock leather from the top 5% of available Premium USA Steerhide, which is then processed by the world-famous Nakasaki Tannery with a focus on less weight and smooth texture. These models are for high-level players who need the best performance when it comes to transitions and exchanges during play.
Nakasaki Tannery, known for being as the largest baseball leather supplier in the world, is capable of producing leathers with different features which allows for custom-manufactured gloves in various options.