MATCHED TAILS FOR BOOTS & SHOES:
We offer hand-matched tails for boots and shoes. Matches are rare and have to be done by hand. Less than 30% of tails can be matched. We recommend a “boot set” for boot building which includes a pair of matched tails, plus two small or one x-large shoulder. Vamps are often built in 3 pieces. Contact us to talk more about the possibilities for matched tails.
This leather is 100% legally obtained in the Eastern half of the U.S. from commercially caught common snapping turtles. They are harvested for meat by licensed fishermen during state-regulated seasons which ensures sustainability. The hides were being thrown away. This leather is a reclaimed by-product. It is chrome tanned in upstate New York. Help support the traditional lifestyles of the east coast Watermen.