Post your interesting exotic hides here (with identification) Walrus Skin (tricheco) but you can see the follicles, so unlike the back area I think it must be the front and up near the whiskers: NOTE: other areas from the walrus have a more grained/"rougher" hide. For example, see here (has a very different appearance, grain, etc.) Hippopotamus: Thick lines, similar to course adult bull hide, but thicker/gnarlier. I've seen it both as a regular leather, and "sueded": Elephant: Also thick lines, but depends on the area of the animal from which it comes. Tends to have tiny pockmarks all over the surface, instead of smoother skin beneath the wrinkles. Elephant and sharkskin wallets (my own pics): Sea Turtle: Looks at first like a "cross" between alligator and snake. But, in person, the scales tend to be smaller than alligator. I've seen wallets and shoes in this hide in Japan; they're quite lovely but look rather delicate (the wallets I've seen tend not to age well, IMHO.) Emu: Like ostrich, only the quill is over the whole body, and the follicles are smaller. The hide is slightly rougher looking than ostrich. Shark: I tend to mistake this one a lot for hippo, walrus, seal, etc. A very thick, sturdy, gnarly sort of hide. Very tough. They used to cover the handles of samurai swords in this stuff. Very unique in person, but not particularly "elegant" for smaller leather goods. Lizard: What others? Feel free to post individual items in various hides. Others I've seen, that others can add if they wish: Fish leather (salmon, etc.), Chicken, slink (fetal calf), stingray, water buffalo.