Okay, so it's not such a big secret. But you can only find these deals on this website.
Our products are all handmade in a small American factory. Our leather is sourced from American steers and each hide is as unique as the bovine brother that donated it.
No handmade product is 100% perfect in the conventional sense of the word. There is always slight variation among handmade products, which is a natural part of the process of handcrafting leather. After all, that's why you buy handmade leather products - for their character and uniqueness. In fact, it's pretty darn cool that the product you buy will be the only one in the world that is exactly like it.
Occasionally, these natural processes will yield a product that is a little more "unique" than customers might expect. It may have a more prominent blemish or other cosmetic anomaly. While these items are perfectly functional and durable like all of our other products, we don't feel right about charging customers full price on these.
So if you're okay with a cosmetic blemish and want to save some money, shop our blemish items by going to Products. If we have a blemish version of a particular product, it will be listed there. Or, you can use the search feature at the top of the page and search for "blemish".