Shell cordovan (or cordovan) is a rare leather made of a specific layer of hide - "cordovan". The cordovan layer exists only in equine hides and has its maximum thickness on the rump area.
One horse hide yields only two small oval pieces of cordovan - two shells.
Using the centuries-old method of pure vegetable tannage and hand finishing, the tanning process takes a full six months to complete.
The outcome is one of the world’s finest leathers and one that is highly coveted for its unmatched durability and wonderful patina.
At Ted Su Straps, we use Japanese Shell Cordovan exclusively.
1. Color: Olive Green. Royal Blue. Dark Brown. Light/Natural Shell Cordovan color. Red.
2. Width: 26/24mm, 24/22mm, 22/20mm, and 20/18mm. Other sizes, please contact us.
3. Length: 75mm/115mm Standard, 65/105 Short, 85/130 Extra Long