- Jan 21, 2010
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I assume' expired' horses? Was asked recently how shell cordovan leather is procured from the horses I could not find definitive (or at least reputable) sources on this...
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I imagine it's the same as any other animal. They raise them for the meat and hides and sell them. It would be rather difficult to run around asking people to give you their dead horses...Interesting stuff... however, I guess what I am curious about is are horses specifically bred and then killed primarily for the hides or are the hides obtained from horses that were put to sleep for other reasons then the hides are procured. I assume the latter for pragmatic reasons but just curious if others know specifically.
What is the shell pair in the experiment? Alden or Allen Edmonds? Great video, makes you think how much work was put into making a pair of shoes when wearing shell cordovan.