Early on human beings discovered the fascinating and unique qualities of real leather. Over time, possibly through trial and error they found that, not only was it extremely resistant to the elements or an exceptional material for making clothing and garments, it was also durable and resilience beyond measure. As history has it, this knowledge spread and eventually became widely used for industrial applications and protective body armors.
During the time of the Industrial Revolution there was a need for industry specific components, but at this point in time we hadn't the resources or technology to manufacture these important components. This is where the knowledge of real leather and it's strength and resiliency was factored into the equation. Soon, various industrial components such as rope, links between chains, fasteners for cranes that lifted enormously heavy weights and so on were replaced with real leather. And from this revelation, the use of real leather spawned a new norm for industrial standards, uses and applications.
Dating back to the Roman Times, real leather was paired with metal in the making of protective body armors. The unique and resilient structure of the leather fibers was found to be more effective in withstanding certain blows than that of the metal armors. And often times full body armors of leather were made in place of metal for this unique purpose. Real leather one of such things that stood between life and death for many soldiers.
Much of today's industrial and commercial applications have been updated through the use of technologically advanced machinery that is capable of producing these complex metal components, and real leather is no longer used for such applications.
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