Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan | Cognac
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan | Cognac
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan | Cognac
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan | Cognac

Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan | Cognac

Sale price$175.00
Shipping from NYC by: Wed, May 31
Shape:Shape A
Quantity:
  • Type: Horse Butt
  • Tannage: Vegetable 
  • Thickness: 1.6 mm - 1.7 mm
  • Shell measurements: 20" by 15"
  • Uses: Shoes, Wallets, Bags, Watch Straps, Small Leather Goods

Shinki Hikaku is an internationally known Japanese leather tannery that is famous for its craftsmanship and attention to detail. Shell cordovan is an quine skin made from the flat fibrous muscle under the skin of the horse rump (also called breech). The leather takes it name from the city of Cordoba (in Spain) where it was first produced by the Visigoths in the 7th century. 

This shell comes in two shapes - shape "A" and "B" as shown in the images. Please note that "Shape B" is slightly warmer and more red, than "Shape A".

It is one of the most difficult and expensive leather to make and only highly trained artisans in the tradition can bring the beauty of cordovan shells to life. 

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