About Water Buffalo Leather

Recently, Marlondo Leather has added many new water buffalo leather bags to the product line, as well as debuting a new water buffalo leather option for many classic designs. Our water buffalo leather is a bit lighter than our veg-tan cowhide, with a more visible grain and a subtle matte finish. This option is great for people who want to save a bit of money while still getting the top-notch quality and craftsmanship of Marlondo's leather bag designs. 

The Asian water buffalo is plentiful throughout the Asian subcontinent, useful for tilling fields and producing nutrient-rich milk. These strong, hardy animals can be found in both plains and marshes, and provide large, durable hides. 

Water buffalo leather is known for its natural grain and supple feel. Its textured surface and impressive durability has caused it to become a favorite in the equestrian community, where it is sometimes called memel leather. Dressage riders benefit from the comfort and grip of a water buffalo leather saddle or knee block. 

Water buffalo leather has long been used in top-of-the-line leather goods, including wallets, leather duffel bags, leather backpacks, and boots. It’s a proven leather with many high end applications and applications that require durability and longevity.

Marlondo Leather's water buffalo leather is chrome tanned and available in black, dark brown, and tobacco colors. We no longer offer water buffalo as a stock option, but we do occasionally offer limited runs of certain items in our Deals section and our Rarities section. These limited runs are great opportunities to save a few bucks on a classic design, and get a totally unique piece you won't find anywhere else.