|04-07-2002, 12:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Southern Kalifornia
I am new to the world of custom holster and have a question. What is Corovan?
I 've seen this used in many holster catalogs on in this forumn and wanted to find out what it is. Pictures would be most benefitial.
|04-07-2002, 12:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: City of Champions--Artesia, NM
Cordovan the color is a deep blood red. Some makers almost get it to a brown-red color.
Shell Cordovan is actually a muscle in a horse's butt. It very tough, has a very tight grain to it also.
Rumor has it that it is scarce right now. We usually get it mainly from England.
|04-07-2002, 05:01 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Amherst, NY
Monty got it right. Shell Cordovan is actually a membrane / muscle under the horses first layer of skin located in the butt of the animal, and it only comes from draft horses. Don't ask me why, that's what I'm told by the people who produce it. It is normally thin, and requires bonding to a foundation leather for strength. It is beautiful, but I can't really justify the cost. Last time I bought some, it was 45.00 a square foot, and that was a few years ago.
Makes a beautiful holster, but IMO the cost far outweighs the benefits.
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