Knowledge: Leather Sample

Knowledge: Leather Sample

Leather sample book:Cowhide is not the only leather Leather sample book

Leather sample bookCowhide is not the only leather
Leather sample book

There are as many leathers as there are creatures!
Here, we introduce leather in their ‘original form’ from major materials to rare ones.
Just looking at it should stimulate your imagination and desire!

From "Japanese Leather No. 2" published in 2009


[Horse] The rear part of a fairly large horse

Cordovan, also known as "glasses," is known for its durable and supple material and beautiful luster. Processed as men's accessories, bags and luxury school bags. The gloss increases as you use it.


[Elephant] A fluffy feel and natural texture

The photo is leather from the nose. It is elastic like a sponge and features unique wrinkles and a fluffy texture. There are import restrictions on the country of origin and processing process. Suitable for items that require robustness such as bags.


[Goat] A supreme feeling of smoothness

Goat leather is unbelievably soft. It is beautiful, durable, and blends smoothly into the skin, producing a beautiful drape. Often used for dresses, jackets, gloves, etc.


[Crocodile] Beautiful luster polished with agate

This is the belly of the crocodile. This unique mysterious luster is made by polishing with agate beads. The back part is used as a patch part for denim pants and as accessorizing parts for bags and wallets.


[Snake] A python over 4 meters long

Snake is a material with different patterns and scales depending on the type. This is a common python, which is over 4 meters long. Leather of this size is also used for bags.


[Eel] Softness like sheepskin

Eels can also be processed into leather. Since each animal is small, the pieces are stitched together. This processing is done in South Korea, and the delicate technique is amazing.


[Ostrich] Characterized by quill marks after removing feathers

The unique protrusion is called a "quill mark". Ostrich leather, which is said to be several times stronger than cowhide, is light and supple. Also, about 80% of the world's production is not wild, but ostrich bred in South Africa.

Unborn Calf

[Harako] Prenatal cow child

Harako is a processed skin of a stillborn calf. It is densely packed with soft and fine hair, and is used not only as shoes and bags, but also as cushion covers and rugs.


[Stingray] The hard oval pattern gives a sharp impression

Ray leather called Stingray. In Japan, it has been used for the tomo (archer’s wrist protector) and Japanese sword handles for centuries. It features a hard skin and pattern covered with calcium, and requires a special cutter for processing.