Mill Handmade Leather Goods

hand made leather goods | Brisbane, Australia

handmade leather goods

Shell Cordovan - Horween and Toscana

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.

Available colours: no.8, black, dark cognac, bourbon, bottle green (Horween), navy, forest green, grey, whiskey (Toscana)

Tannery: Horween (United States), Toscana (Italy)
Temper: medium firm temper (Horween is slightly softer than Toscana)
Surface: famous natural shine
Tanning: mixed tan, very long process
Patina: natural beautiful shine, will slightly bleed showing marbling of surface
Other notes: famous for its unique non wrinkle property. Very hard wearing, considered as luxury leather

no.8 shell cordovan (Horween)

forest green shell cordovan (Toscana)

Horween bottle green (left), Toscana forest green (right)

Bourbon shell cordovan (Horween)

navy shell cordovan (Toscana)

black shell cordovan (Horween)

dark cognac shell cordovan (Horween)

whiskey shell cordovan (Toscana)

All of our products are hand made with traditional leather crafting technique using leathers sourced from the finest tanneries in the world. They are cut, saddle stitched and burnished by hand. Each product will have slight variations from one another due to this hand made process. The leathers we use are full grain which will show variations within each hide. This results a unique feeling between every product