Shinki Hikaku 🇯🇵 - Antique Horsehide Leather (HIDES)

Shinki Hikaku 🇯🇵 - Antique Horsehide Leather (HIDES)
Shinki Hikaku 🇯🇵 - Antique Horsehide Leather (HIDES)
Shinki Hikaku 🇯🇵 - Antique Horsehide Leather (HIDES)
Shinki Hikaku 🇯🇵 - Antique Horsehide Leather (HIDES)

Shinki Hikaku (Japan)

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Sale price$ 229.99 USD


    • Article:  Antique Horsehide
    • Tannery: Shinki Hikaku (Japan)
    • Tannage: Vegetable Tanned
    • Finish: Full Aniline 
    • Firmness: Soft (4/10)
    • Cut: Side
    • Grain (Top): Antique and Rustic
    • Flesh (Bottom): Smooth
    • Dye: Completely Through 
    • Burnishable: Yes
    • Restocked: Yes, every 3-4 months
    • Yield: High 80%+, With a natural product like leather, there can be areas with neck and back wrinkles, veins, scars, bites, loose grain, but in general this article can expect an overall high cutting area. Whole hides and sides do include bellies where there can be some loose grain. This leather being full aniline (meaning the leather is very natural with no extra finishing on the surface to hide any flaws) darker colors will better hide any areas of concern. A key skill of using full aniline leather is the ability to work less desirable areas of the hide into the less visible areas of your projects. Overall this leather has a moderately high cutting yield

    Please note the images are a representative of the actual product, however computer and device screens vary as do dye lots. The leather you receive may look different than it appears on your screen. We suggest that you request sample(s) before ordering when color is critical. Product descriptions are to the best of our knowledge, if you notice any errors please contact


    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 its subtle differences than the other tanneries, it has a beautiful polished luster and has a less waxy feeling. The horsehide has a dense grain provided added durability and resistance. The Antique leather is an aniline finish showing off its natural grain. This means you will see blemishes, veins, bites and scratches in the leather hide. You can choose to embrace them into your design or hide them as necessary. The benefits of an aniline finish is the beautiful patina it will develop as it ages.  The antique finishing grain of this leather will make for great for both small and large leather goods

    Great For:

    • Watch Straps
    • Small Leather Goods
    • Totes
    • Handbags
    • Clutches


    • 3.0oz (1.2mm) +/- 0.2mm  


      • Full Side:  ~10-12 square feet


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