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Crocogator: Welts between scales?

SimonC

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I saw a wallet today (unsure if it was croc or alligator) which had raised welts between the scales, clearly a naturally occurring part of the hide.

I've never seen this before, but really liked it. Does anyone know what causes the welts / which part of the hide is used?
 

rnoldh

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Could it have been hornback alligator as seen on this watch band?



Very common on boots too.

 

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^^ Makes quite an interesting watch strap though
 

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Hornback always looks creepy to me, and I'm otherwise a fan of croc/gator.
 

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Hmmm, not like that - imagine a standard hide wallet like this, but alongside the lighter sections between the scales on the horizontal axis, there are raised welts:

 

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^^^ I see this often, even on very expensive items.
 

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Originally Posted by Nick V.
Croc scales are round. Gator more squared.

 

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I buy custom "cowboy" boots out of Texas and I probably have a half dozen in alligator and crocodile in various colors and styles. I can't stand the hornbacks, and that's what it appears you are talking about, so I stay the hell away from them. Don't waste your money on them. They are ugly and creepy looking and cheap. Spend the extra money for a nice gator or Nile croc.
 

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