All Blue Claw products are handcrafted at our Minnesota factory using only the finest materials available. Each item is thoughtfully designed with the hope that it will be your favored travel companion for decades to come.
We use only full grain leather from fresh-prepared hides called “Wet Blues.” Wet Blue refers to the blue tone of the hide derived from a “high-exhaustion tanning process.” This leather product is very stable, pliable and durable – a perfect starting point for high-grade leathers.
To get a finished state, the Wet Blue hides are re-wetted, shaved, placed into massive wood drums to soak in a float of tree oils, tanning agents and dyes. This allows for a great deal of penetration into the hide – a helpful trait for concealing future scuffs and maintaining the consistency of colors as the leather is "broken in."
We use a heavy weight 14.7 oz. 100% cotton fabric impregnated with Martexin wax proprietary mixture, a unique formula that gives the fabric lifelong resistance to inclement weather, while cotton fibers allow it to breathe. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina. The patina develops with more and more use, in the same manner leather ages and burnishes with time.
Martexin Original Wax is an authentic American product that has stood the test of time. It is technically superior to other waxed fabrics in performance, longevity, and dryness of hand. The Martexin formula consists of food and pharmaceutical grade waxes, and is completely non-hazardous.
Our polyurethane coated, water-repellent 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon is a tough, synthetic fabric woven from Invista yarns. The basket weave of this ballistic nylon, combined with the resilient nature of Invista yarn, make it the perfect choice for rugged applications where durability and abrasion resistance are a high priority.