- Jul 2, 2015
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Just curious, I'm not familiar with the plating terminology. Are you talking about grain printed shell? Or shaved/marbled/etc?It could be Lis Royale/Rocinante which is a family owned South American tannery that produces shell. Or patrick is right and these are shells from Horween that weren't up to spec. Horween has done some different things with shells that weren't visually up to spec to made into Shell Cordovan, usually tumbling, or tumbling and plating, etc.
Of the 8 shell tanneries I'm familiar with, 4 are Italian, 1 is Japanese, 1 is North American, 1 is English, and 1 is South American.