- Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:04 pm #36283
Does anyone know if salt can effect a hide. When a skin is normally pulled off an animal in Africa it is left straight out to dry in the heat, unfortunately over here that is not entirely possible. I got access to cow skins from a meat factory but they come salted in order to keep them from rotting. I have worked with salted skins before and felt i had good results from the skin but i would like to hear from anybody else who has worked with salted skins. Also if anyone has left a skin in warm water to loosen the hairs from the follicles so they can be pulled off by hand.i did this recently with a horse skin but felt it took a protective layer of epidermis skin and pigment, the sound was good when skinned up and tuned but maybe a little dry. What do you think.