Thank a cow for his skin!
Leather is one of man’s earliest and most useful discoveries. Our ancestors used leather to protect themselves from the elements. Primitive man hunted wild animals for food, then made clothing, footwear and crude tents from the hides.
Modern technology has allowed for innovation in the leather industry, as the development of chemicals and sophisticated processing methods have greatly expanded the aesthetics and feel of leather as well as the possible applications. Leather continues to be the luxury material of choice.
Where most man made materials lack, Leather stands tall. With simple proper care leather wont crack/melt/break/shatter/spoil/crush/etc. essentially if taken care of it just doesn't wear out! Is grand dads gun belt still hanging on the wall? sure is!
Leather wont scratch or mar surfaces, trap moisture, or stain with chemicals.