Leather thickness sample sets are a group of small leather samples grouped together and each marked with the specific leather thickness of the sample that it is. Different leather projects require different leather “weights” (thicknesses), so it’s helpful to know which will work best.
A leather thickness sample may be comprised of 10-20, 3” x 2” pieces of leather of varying thicknesses (weights). They are usually joined with a metal ring, or a string, to neatly keep them all together. Leather thicknesses range from about 1oz (1/64” or .4mm) to 20oz (5/16” or 8mm). Being able to hold, feel, and see the specific thinnesses is quite helpful when deciding what weight material will be most useful for the work.