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Check Out Our Alligator Skin and Crocodile Skin Comparison Guide!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

While closely related, there are a lot of differences in the hides of crocodilian species. This guide compares 6 different crocodilian hides.Picking the perfect exotic leather for your next project can be tough. There are a lot of really great exotic materials to choose from, each with its own unique properties and challenges.

Even exotic leathers that seem similar, such as the leathers that come from different crocodilian species, can have differences between them that make one type more suitable for your needs than another.

This is why we’ve assembled a convenient mini comparison guide for the different types of crocodilian leathers available on the market.

Which Crocodile Skins Are Covered in the Guide?

In this guide, you’ll find data on six different crocodilian species, including:

  • American Alligator skin
  • American Crocodile skin
  • Caiman Crocodile skin
  • Nile Crocodile skin
  • Saltwater Crocodile skin
  • Siamese Crocodile skin

What Does the Guide Cover?

The guide covers basic information such as the average size of a skin from each type of crocodile, notes on the appearance and workability of each hide, and notes on where each type of hide typically comes from.

This guide also notes some of the current trade restrictions on certain skins and provides tips on working with stiffer crocodile hides.

Read the full guide today to learn more about using alligator skin and crocodile skin and to help you pick out the perfect exotic material for your next project!

Alligator & Crocodile Skin: What is the Difference?

Topics: crocodile skin, alligator skin