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Two years in the making, this video is easily the most detailed, comprehensive and easy to follow guide to brain tanning. Novices get to see what each step looks like: what it looks like when the grain is coming off properly, how much effort goes into softening, what different odd textures on the skin mean, what good, pumping smoke looks like and on and on. This kind of stuff is incredibly helpful in learning this tactile art.
Experienced tanners will appreciate learning the tweaks and improvements that Matt has learned in the six years since he wrote Deerskins into Buckskins (and received ideas and feedback from thousands of tanners); including the 15 minute step that makes a whole series of improvements in the process (easier, more thorough brain penetration, easier to soften hides, and hides that turn out incredibly, incredibly, soft in the end). We guarantee that you'll learn a lot from this video!
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I would recomend this material to anyone interested in learning this skill.
I have brain tanned with the native Americans useing primitive tools and Matt has made it easier even though the process is pretty much the same.
Matt goes through every step in the process showing you the right way to do it and how to correct mistakes.
In this DVD Matt Richards helps by telling you how to fix your mistakes and he doesn't make the video super long by showing you every tiny detail he just shows enough information... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eliza
Matt Richards is a pretty good instructor and has made it so if you don't know anything about brain tanning you can follow very easy! If you have the DVD too it is all the better.Published 13 months ago by Zuke
If you watch this and read the book, then you can't go wrong. I have done two hides, and they turned out great. Read morePublished 13 months ago by William E. Bailey
This was a item I needed. It is a great item and has been read quite a bit. A plusPublished 17 months ago by Robert L. Allen Jr.
Great DVD. Combined with Matt's book it is the closest thing to going and doing a course with Matt himself.Published 19 months ago by A J Travers
Matt did a great job of putting this together. I have his book as well and this compliments that perfectly so don't have any doubts about buying both.Published 20 months ago by Juan
Excellent addition to the book! It was very informative. He kept the content fun and interesting. Never was dry or boring.Published 20 months ago by mms