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    types of leather

    I'd like to ask for your help with types of leather.
    I'm trying to translate descriptions of leather bags.


    1. This bag is made of top quality natural cowhide leather.

    Is 'cowhide leather' correct?
    Or should I use just 'cowhide' without 'leather'?
    Or maybe 'cow leather' is better?

    2. This bag is made of finest quality natural pigskin.

    The same problem. Just 'pigskin'? Or 'pigskin leather'?

    3. This bag is made of natural calfskin.

    The same problem.


    We can also have 'grain leather'.
    Is this correct:
    4. This bag is made of top quality natural grain cowhide leather.

    There's also type of leather called 'split'.
    5. This bag is made of natural split pigskin.

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    #2

    Re: types of leather

    I would not add leather to 2-3, and I'd just use leather for 1 & 4 instead of saying cowskin.

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    #3

    Re: types of leather

    The only "pigskin" that is leather is an American football. (Though made of leather, it is often referred to as a "pigskin.")

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    Re: types of leather

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The only "pigskin" that is leather is an American football. (Though made of leather, it is often referred to as a "pigskin.")
    It's probably the only non-spherical "ball" I can think of (correct me if you must, though).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: types of leather

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    It's probably the only non-spherical "ball" I can think of (correct me if you must, though).
    ... apart from Rugby and Australian Rules Footballs.

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    Re: types of leather

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    ... apart from Rugby and Australian Rules Footballs.
    Are these also called "pigskin"?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: types of leather

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    It's probably the only non-spherical "ball" I can think of (correct me if you must, though).
    It's a prolate spheroid. Every schoolboy knows that.

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    Re: types of leather

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's a prolate spheroid. Every schoolboy knows that.
    I didn't know you lived in Utopia!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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