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Shonan - Himeji

The uncrowned king of vegetable tanned leathers. These are pit tanned in Himeji for 2-3 months stuffed full of oils and tannins. It has a semi firm temper with a very milky texture and a light nap (bounce). A delight for the veg tan purist. Very modest in fresh appearance but will age with a load of character and patina.

Available colours: glazed natural, glazed brown (purple undertone).

Tannery: Himeji (Japan).
Temper: Medium-firm.
Surface: Soft and sensitive. Very responsive to patina.
Tanning: Pit tanned, long tanning process.
Patina: The most responsive leather we have in stock (natural glazed). Glazed brown patinas more subtle compared to the natural.
Other notes: Ages very beautifully over time. The glazed natural is very sensitive to wear during the early stages.

Shonan from Himeji, photo credit to Phoenix Leather Shop

Brown glazed Shonan leather

Glazed Shonan leather

All of our products are hand made with traditional leather crafting techinques. They are cut, saddle stitched and burnished by hand. Each product will have slight variations from one another due to this hand made process. Our stock of leathers are sourced from the finest tanneries around the world. They are full grain which tend to have different characteristics within each hide. The combination of this process results in a unique feeling between every product.