Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan?

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    Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan leather straps?

    Hey all,

    word has it that this stuff from a horse's behind is some seriously durable and comfortable material. I think it looks pretty good as well - anyone have opinions/experiences as to how the stuff has worked (or is working) out for them?

    First pic below is oxblood coloring, second is black.




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    Re: Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan leather straps?

    I tend to give these straps a miss for one simple bias: in my youth I rescued a beautiful arab mare from the kill buyer. Had I not looked her direction, she would be shell cordovan, glue, and dog food right now. Thanks, but no thanks.


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    Re: Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan leather straps?

    Fair enough - on the manufacturer's website they explicitly state that these horses are not being bred specifically for their leather though - so that's enough to ease my mind.

    Anyone have hands-on opinions regarding the material?

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    Re: Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan?

    horse butt? I have no problem with leather no matter where it comes from. Its a animal, nothing else. I have tried them. the wider the straps are the easier they are to bend.Buffalo feels better.

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    Re: Any opinions on Genuine Shell Cordovan?

    Well I know that this would be the wrong site for animal conservationists, I'm no vegan myself. This is simply something in which I do have experience with not just one horse, and let's just say, no they aren't bred for their leather, but you'd wish they were.


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