The effort to save the crocodilians is the outstanding success story of the world’s wildlife conservation movement. Of the 23 species all but a few are in good numbers in their native ranges, many with large farming operations providing skins and meat while helping to protect and expand wild populations. Effective programs are in place ensuring the survival of those still considered to be in a less satisfactory state. The crocodile belts and hatbands we offer are from farm raised Saltwater crocodiles (Estuarine crocodiles).
For information on this subject, and the state of individual species, we suggest the following websites:
Crocodilian leather is rich in both texture and variation, with the scutes (horny plates or scales) providing additional interest. Our Hornback Crocodile Belts, suitable for dress or casual wear, are made from the central back portion of the Saltwater crocodile skin. The leather in this section is bone free in the Saltwater crocodile, unlike other crocodilians, so the leather is uncompromised.
Care of Crocodilian Leather
Crocodilian leather, like all fine leather, deserves good care. We recommend a light coating of Pecard Leather Dressing be applied every six months.
Please note: Due to the strict US import and export regulations, we are unable to ship crocodilian leather products outside the US.