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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by brax View Post
Unless my memory is playing tricks on me, this shell comes from the Japanese shell tannery. I have never seen a Horween that size but if someone else has, please correct me.

I would guess that the belt is mostly shell, but there are probably areas there that Horween would dismiss as actually being shell. So basically it is not cut and trimmed to just get the pure shell.

Ron Rider did some sort of experiment with that Japanese Tannery's shell and Horween. He like folded one shell each into like a bowl and filled them with water. Apparently after a bit the water soaked the leather and began dripping through on the Japanese Tanned hide, but not the Horween hide.
post #17 of 25
Prior to 1948, a key piece of USMC kit was a brownish-red "fair leather belt," worn outside the tunic and made of a single piece of shell cordovan. Marines used to keep two--an "inspection" buckle and a "liberty" buckle (with a sharpened brass buckle for the inevitable bar brawl). I actually have an unissued example (size 36) I was thinking of selling if anyone's interested. It's too wide for suits but looks great as a casual belt.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I would guess that the belt is mostly shell, but there are probably areas there that Horween would dismiss as actually being shell. So basically it is not cut and trimmed to just get the pure shell.

Ron Rider did some sort of experiment with that Japanese Tannery's shell and Horween. He like folded one shell each into like a bowl and filled them with water. Apparently after a bit the water soaked the leather and began dripping through on the Japanese Tanned hide, but not the Horween hide.

Have you seen the Japanese shell? It is pretty easy to tell the difference even by sight. Brooks Brothers carries items made from both. The briefcase is Horween while the wallets that I have seen are Japanese.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I would guess that the belt is mostly shell, but there are probably areas there that Horween would dismiss as actually being shell. So basically it is not cut and trimmed to just get the pure shell.

Ron Rider did some sort of experiment with that Japanese Tannery's shell and Horween. He like folded one shell each into like a bowl and filled them with water. Apparently after a bit the water soaked the leather and began dripping through on the Japanese Tanned hide, but not the Horween hide.

The Japanese tannery, Shinki-Hikaku, does not call their products "shell" cordovan.
http://shinki-hikaku.jp/main/cordvan.html

I imagine only Horween produces "shell"???
post #20 of 25
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Looks big enough to me.




Haha, I think it is my picture!
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Newlaw View Post
Looks big enough to me.




Haha, I think it is my picture!
This piece of shell is made by Shinki-Hikaku.
They do call it shell cordovan.
They come with two kinds of finish, one is called oil cordovan, other just cordovan.
post #22 of 25
How about 1 piece croc belts? Are they something unusual?
post #23 of 25
OMG! It looks amazing!
post #24 of 25
That's a huge horse ass. How tall is a horse with an ass that big?
post #25 of 25

That's definitely not a Horween's shell and I doubt that's really a genuine

Cordovan. Looks like bastardized horse butt with some additional processing.

JMHO

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