Texas Steerhide

Texas Steerhide leather processed by the 3rd-generation, family-owned Seto Tannery, known for being one of the best baseball glove leather tanneries in Japan. The tanning process includes double vacuum drying of hides which increases the density of leather produced and results in a tight, smooth grain texture and ultra-durability.

Seto Tannery

Seto Tannery is located in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, known for being one of the best leather tanning regions in the world. A company specifically known for producing a limited quantity of leathers of the highest quality [each season], a considerable amount of time and money is required to secure Seto Tannery as a supplier.


Java is an island of Indonesia, lying between Sumatra and Bali, and has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather all year round. Due to this, the pores of cows in the region are denser, smaller, and more consistent than cattle raised in different regions, thus producing leather that is thinner, lighter, and more rigid-perfect for baseball gloves.

Buckler uses supple leather made with Java Steerhide which has gone through Tumbling, which is the process of softening the leather by rotating it in a high, narrow rotating drum.

To ensure best results, Java kip leather is produced from young calves that are 6 months or younger. Java kip is also widely used to manufacture shoes by the top luxury brands.

Nakasaki Tannery

Buckler selects pro stock leather from the top 5% of available Premium USA Steerhide, which is then processed by the world-famous Nakasaki Tannery with a focus on less weight and smooth texture. These models are for high-level players who need the best performance when it comes to transitions and exchanges during play.

Nakasaki Tannery, known for being as the largest baseball leather supplier in the world, is capable of producing leathers with different features which allows for custom-manufactured gloves in various options.