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Identify reptile leather (including 9k Bijan's)

mat135ta

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Hi, I have a few pairs of alligator/croc leather shoes. Can anyone help me to identify if the leather is calf print or real reptile, and which species if the leather is reptile? Thanks!

First pair:



Second pair


Third pair


Fourth pair


Fifth pair, my Bijan's! I got them in a trading with a member here, who told me these shoes are worth $9k new.



Sixth pair:

Seventh pair:
 

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1 - not real
2- real (neck skin alligator)
3 - real (alligator belly, the best part of the skin) (also something I might like to buy if thats a 9.5/10)
4- not real
5- real (alligator belly)
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
1 - not real
2- real (neck skin alligator)
3 - real (alligator belly, the best part of the skin) (also something I might like to buy if thats a 9.5/10)
4- not real
5- real (alligator belly)


Wow, thank you so much for your reply. What's the B&S price for something like #3? I can keep an eye for you if I have get something in your size.

Regarding #1, I think the leather is not calf, since right now, it is so hard, and some scale is peeling. They are not quality shoes, for sure. So I guess that they could be cheap croc skin, right?
 

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They all are real.
 

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Originally Posted by mat135ta
Wow, thank you so much for your reply. What's the B&S price for something like #3? I can keep an eye for you if I have get something in your size.

Regarding #1, I think the leather is not calf, since right now, it is so hard, and some scale is peeling. They are not quality shoes, for sure. So I guess that they could be cheap croc skin, right?


I have no idea the price for the shoes, you cannot even see them


Originally Posted by mr monty
They all are real.

Not so sure about that, the texture finish on top of the scales on the last one, and those waves on the first one... doesnt seem kosher.
 

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Hi Mat135ta - Got your PM......been out of the country but I'll answer here:

#1 = Fuscus (must be old...not really on the market anymore)
#2 = Caiman Flanks
#3 = Porosus (this is the best one you have here)
#4 = C. Flanks
#5 = Niloticus
#6 = C. Flanks
#7 = C. Flanks, but from a special tannery in Venezuela that gets these HUGE Caiman skins....sort has a corner on that market. Mainly for Ferragamo in shoes and various handbag makers.

Hope that helps -
 

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All real. No turtle that I can see.
 

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Originally Posted by RIDER
Hi Mat135ta - Got your PM......been out of the country but I'll answer here:

#1 = Fuscus (must be old...not really on the market anymore)
#2 = Caiman Flanks
#3 = Porosus (this is the best one you have here)
#4 = C. Flanks
#5 = Niloticus
#6 = C. Flanks
#7 = C. Flanks, but from a special tannery in Venezuela that gets these HUGE Caiman skins....sort has a corner on that market. Mainly for Ferragamo in shoes and various handbag makers.

Hope that helps -


Thanks for the professional information! I do have another question regarding #3:

One can see the umbilical scars on #3. I heard that only alligators have umbilical scars. Do Porosus also have umbilical scars?
 

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