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Rawhide Topgrain Lacing
(Canoe Seat Webbing)

Bundle of 3/8" (9mm) webbing

See a loose bundle of 9 mm 3/8" webbing and its size comparison with a soda can

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Also known as babiche, these cow rawhide full grain laces are ideal for restringing canoe seats.  The full grain laces are best for lacing canoe seats because there is less damage from water to the grain than with the split laces.  The most common size used for canoe seats in full-grain is 1/4".  If split-grain is used, the most common size is 3/8". The amount of lacing required depends upon the pattern used.   Please note that the thickness is approximate.

These are continuous lacings with the odd exception that a piece gets broken here or there.

Please note: rawhide lacing is stiff and must be wetted before use.  It will then dry stiff.  We have had customers order rawhide laces thinking that they are getting a nice soft lace and are disappointed because it is stiff.  

Order Code Description Price per bundle
CR-567-5 Babiche Top Grain:3/16" (5mm) x 197 ft x ~1/16" thick C$143.31
CR-567-6 Babiche Top Grain:1/4" (6mm) x 170 ft x ~1/16" thick C$143.31
CR-567-9 Babiche Top Grain:3/8" (9mm) x 130 ft x ~1/18" thick C$143.31
CR-567-13 Babiche Top Grain:1/2" (13mm) x 98 ft x ~1/8" thick C$143.31

Genus and species:  Bos taurus.  Ranch raised.

There are no restrictions on the export of this item for either personal or commercial uses.

Each bundles weighs approximately one pound.

Product of Canada

Close up Photos of the Lacings

3/16" (5mm) x 197 ft Bundle

1/4" (6mm) x 170 ft Bundle

3/8" (9mm) x 130 ft Bundle

1/2" (13mm) x 98 ft Bundle

Care of Rawhide

The most important thing for rawhide, especially for snowshoes, is to never let them freeze when the lacing is wet.  Store the canoe seat, snowshoes, etc. away from the sun in a cool dry place.  Varnishing the rawhide is prevents it from getting wet.  Re-varnishing once every year is also recommended.