What is Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather?
Full Grain leather items will be very strong. They will withstand a fair amount of abrasion. They can be cut thin without sacrificing strength. They tend to have beautiful natural markings and scars. You don’t need to attach linings to it to hide the backside (as is typical with other lower grade leathers).
They cost more. Some don’t like their leather to have any natural markings on them.
They age well. The color gets richer over time. It’s an earth friendly tanning method. The leather fibers are kept intact and not artificially broken/softened. After a week of use they soften right up naturally, but remain strong. Apply a bit of oil once in a while to keep it healthy.
Not waterproof, but can be made to be water resistant with wax. They don’t do well if it gets soaked. More expensive to buy.