Shinki Hikaku Natural Horsebutt Kilties
This natural Shinki Hikaku Horsehide leather comes from Kobe, Japan. Shinki has been in business since 1951 and are one of the few remaining tanneries producing this special article. They are well known for their attention to detail, beautiful hides and rich colors.
Shinki Antique Horsehide has subtle differences compared to the other tanneries, it has a beautiful polished luster and a less waxy feeling. The horsehide has a dense grain adding durability and resistance. The Antique leather is an aniline finish showing off its natural grain. The benefits of an aniline finish is the beautiful patina it will develop as it ages.