Blue Shark, Prionace Glauca. Beautifully tanned & finished in Japan. These pieces are strips or flanks, averaging 22-23dm (2.4 sq ft) in size. The leather is soft and supple. It is an aniline leather, vegetable tanned. It has a unique grain which results in very beautiful small leather goods and watch straps.
3.5 to 4.0 feet in length and 9-10 inches wide at the widest. Rare and limited, the leather is not CITES but is monitored and imports are controlled and inspected by US Fish & Wildlife.
The Red is a dark shade, approaching Wine.