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The term "buffalo split leather" is becoming more and more common in online offerings. Mostly these are office chairs with [[smooth leather]] look.
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The description "buffalo split leather" is becoming more and more common in online stores, mostly for office chairs with a [[smooth leather]] look.
  
The name "Buffalo" might point to [[Water buffalo leather|buffalo leather]], but it can also be a marketing name, whereas the actual leather is normal [[cow leather]].
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The name "buffalo" might suggest [[Water buffalo leather|buffalo leather]], but it can also be a marketing ploy, whereas the actual leather is normal [[cow leather]].
  
The part of the name "split" clearly indicates that this is a [[split leather]]. Split leather is the lower layer of a thick [[cow leather|cow]] or [[Water buffalo leather|buffalo leather]] and is [[Flesh side|velour]] and [[Grain side|not smooth]] on both sides. Since the offered furniture has a smooth surface, a [[Coated leather - Laminated leather|coating]] was applied to one of the [[suede|suede leather]] sides, which has the look of a [[smooth leather]]. Such leathers are not as [[leather quality|durable]] as leather made from the [[grain side]]. A further disadvantage is the [[Haptic evaluation of leather surfaces|haptic]] of the leather. Coated leather feel colder than [[aniline leather|not finished leather]] or only [[Semi-aniline|lightly coated leather]].
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Using the term "split" clearly indicates that this is a [[split leather]]. Split leather is the lower layer of a thick [[cow leather|cow]] or [[Water buffalo leather|buffalo leather]] and is [[Flesh side|velour]] and [[Grain side|not smooth]] on both sides. Since the marketed furniture has a smooth surface, a [[Coated leather - Laminated leather|coating]] was applied to one of the [[suede|suede leather]] sides, which has the look of a [[smooth leather]]. Such leathers are not as [[leather quality|durable]] as leather made from the [[grain side]]. A further disadvantage is the [[Haptic evaluation of leather surfaces|haptic]] of the leather. Coated leather feel colder than [[aniline leather|not finished leather]] or only [[Semi-aniline|lightly coated leather]].
  
In case of [[split leather]], attention must be paid to the price. Split leather is cheap. In case of low price, the price-performance ratio is fair. The reduced [[leather quality|life expectancy]] goes hand in hand with the price.
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In the case of [[split leather]], attention must be paid to the price. Split leather is cheap. So if the price is low, the price-performance ratio is fair. The reduced [[leather quality|life expectancy]] goes hand in hand with the price.
  
  

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The description "buffalo split leather" is becoming more and more common in online stores, mostly for office chairs with a smooth leather look.

The name "buffalo" might suggest buffalo leather, but it can also be a marketing ploy, whereas the actual leather is normal cow leather.

Using the term "split" clearly indicates that this is a split leather. Split leather is the lower layer of a thick cow or buffalo leather and is velour and not smooth on both sides. Since the marketed furniture has a smooth surface, a coating was applied to one of the suede leather sides, which has the look of a smooth leather. Such leathers are not as durable as leather made from the grain side. A further disadvantage is the haptic of the leather. Coated leather feel colder than not finished leather or only lightly coated leather.

In the case of split leather, attention must be paid to the price. Split leather is cheap. So if the price is low, the price-performance ratio is fair. The reduced life expectancy goes hand in hand with the price.


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Typical offer with "Buffalo Split leather".

 



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