Shell Cordovan - Horween, Rocado, Shinki Hikaku and Ogawa
The famous shell cordovan, smooth and timeless in character. There are only a handful of tanneries that still produces these amazing leather which comes from the hind of a horse. Shells have a very tight grain and develops its own style of patina over time. It is very durable and unlike many other leathers does not suffer from wrinkles , it instead ripples over creases and bends. A fine option for your most prized carry companion.
Horween: no.8, black, dark cognac, bourbon, bottle green.
Rocado: navy, forest green, clay, whiskey.
Shinki Hikaku: lava, honey, black, natural, honey, burgundy.
Redel Ogawa: cigar brown, coffee brown, raw, wine, emerald, blue, glazed natural.
Vintage Japan (unknown tannery): purple black.
Tannery: Horween (United States), Rocado(Italy), Shinki Hikaku (Japan), RedelOgawa (Japan).
Temper: Medium firm temper.
Surface: Very dense fiber, famous for its natural sheen.
Tanning: Mixed, long tanning process.
Patina: Natural beautiful shine, will slightly bleed showing marbling of surface.
Other notes: Famous for its unique non wrinkle property. Hard wearing and luxurious.