shell cordovan black (MTO)

50€ | 56$ per ft²

leather type: high quality genuine leather;
tanning: vegetable tanned, vacchetta;
animal: horse;
substance: 1.6 mm or 4.0oz

Shell cordovan (or cordovan) is a vegetable tanned, world-famous leather made of a specific layer of horsehide - "cordovan". Cordovan can be found only in equine leather and, speaking scientifically, its nature is closer to cartilage than to skin. Cordovan is made by shaving tanned horse rumps. One horse rump yields only two oval pieces of cordovan - two shells, we never know what area we can work out of each rump: sometimes shells are large, other times they are small.
We ask maximum 4 weeks for the MTO items production and then we ship them to the customers.
If your order contain MTO articles along with the stock products, please let us know would you prefer them to be shipped when the entire order will be ready or separately (additional shipping costs will be charged in that case).



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Article _ _ _ _ _ _ SHELL CORDOVAN
Tanning_ _ _ _ _ _ Vegetable, Vacchetta
Finish_ _ _ _ _ _ Aniline with greasing, aniline, mechanically glazed
Face_ _ _ _ _ _ extremely tight surface with deep colour variations and reach shine
Underside____ _ _ polished, unfinished
Thickness _ _ _ _ _ _ 1.6mm or 4oz
Density _ _ _ _ _ _ 9/10
Feeling _ _ _ _ _ _  tight, durable, greasy
Aroma _ _ _ _ _ _ light, pleasant
Patina _ _ _ _ _ _ rich patina formed from the first days
Raw hides source _____No horse is killed for its skin. The raw hides that we use are the by-products of the food industry.

Which Payment Methods Are Available?

We accept credit cards, bank wire transfers and PayPal.
All credit cards transactions are processed throughusing 256-bit SSL encryption. Your credit card information is never stored.
If you prefer to pay with T&T please place an order choosing Bank wire payment option and we will send you an invoice accordingly.

Which currency am I buying in?

All of the prices on our website are in Euros (EUR, €), you'll pay in Euros.
We give indicative prices on our product pages in different currencies, however the order total in your currency depends on the exchange rate at the time of placing the order.
Please note that all refunds are made in Euros (EUR, €) and are subject to exchange rates at the time of refund, not the time of purchase.

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Which Shipping Methods Are Available?

Domestic (European countries): Postal delivery / TNT Express.
International: First Class (7-14 days) include tracking / TNT Express.

Orders ship from Slovakia, Europe.

Do You Ship Internationally?

Postal delivery is available to all countries worldwide.
If you're shipping outside the EU you may be required to pay import duties and tax before, on or after delivery.
Deliveries to the USA with a value over $800 may attract import duties and tax. Please visit for info on importing to the USA. If you're looking to purchase multiple items that are over this amount and don't like the idea of import duties, we recommend placing multiple orders.
Very important: we cannot declare lower value on customs form as that's illegal and affect our VAT exemption.

What Is the Average Delivery time?

We aim to despatch all orders within 2-3 working days, this does not apply to preordered items and might be different during high seasons. Our delivery times are as follows:
• Domestic (EU): 3-5 business days;
• USA: 7-10 business days;
• Russia (European part): 7-10 business days;
• Russia (Eastern part): 10-14 business days;
• Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia: 10-14 business days;
• Japan: 7-10 business days;

I'll do my best to meet these dispatch estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on many factors including the seasons and your local carrier's work.

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