CROCODILE BELLY SKINS
Crocodile leather is the processed hide of one of twenty-three crocodile species in the world. Crocodile leather is an exotic leather that as a group, makes up less than 1% of the world's leather production. It is rare compared to other hides such as sheep or cow and requires elevated levels of craftsmanship to prepare it for use in the consumer industry.
Crocodile leather is considered a luxury item utilized by high fashion brands such as Hermes, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and Gucci. As a material, crocodile leather is rare and expensive because of limited numbers of crocodiles, their small size and the scarcity of dependable farms and tanning facilities to process and prepare the product for market.
Crocodile skin is primarily used in the production of handbags and other luxury items such as shoes, belts, wallets, upholstery, and furniture. The Nile crocodile, mostly available across Africa, is durable, making it desirable for heavy-duty items such as footwear and belts.
Crocodile belly skin leather is typically sold in grades, ranging from grade A to grade C, with grade A being the highest quality and most expensive. The grading system is based on the size and quality of the scales, as well as any blemishes or scars on the skin. Grade A crocodile belly skin leather is characterized by large, symmetrical scales with no blemishes, while grade C leather has smaller, irregular scales with more blemishes and scars.
The pricing and grading of crocodile belly skin leather depend on several factors, including:
Quality: The quality of crocodile belly skin leather is graded based on the size, symmetry, and consistency of the scales. The highest quality leather has large, symmetrical scales with consistent patterns and no blemishes or scars.
Size of the leather: The size of the crocodile belly skin can also affect the price of the leather. Larger skins are typically more expensive than smaller skins.
Supply and demand: The supply and demand for crocodile belly skin leather can also impact the price. If there is a limited supply of crocodile belly skin leather and high demand, the price may increase.
Tannery processing: The tanning and finishing process used to treat the leather can also affect its price. The more time-consuming and expensive the process, the higher the price of the finished leather.
SHOP CROCODILE BELLY SKINS
For the price of each hide, first choose Size and Grade, sizes are measured based on square foot (Sqft).
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