Our specialist team of master craftsmen who work on exceptional projects involving Alligator and other exotic skins; use their skills handed down from generation to generation to cut and handle these, often difficult, natural materials.
But despite this patient and exacting work, it all pays off in the end and produces a wonderful piece of craftsmanship which stands out in any crowd. There are many “mock-crocs” produced (some we have used for clients wanting the look without the cost) but there is nothing quite like the real thing which folk “in the know” will instantly recognise.
There are many materials we often put Alligator together with; from Shagreen, Ostrich, Water Snake and our Dauphin calf to compliment the Alligator if clients only require this for the case (it is not possible to obtain a perfectly flat playing field due to the scales on the skin, so a mix of other skins with Alligator or an entirely different field skin is often used for playability).
Please note that the lead time for articles like this is often 6 months due to the CITES regulations in the country of origin where the skins originate from and the other countries they have to pass through to arrive here in the UK and then again to be re-exported to their final destination. Do not worry, – our team handle this process regularly and you will only get involved at the final stage when these are processed by FedEx and your local customs.
Prices: Below is a rough idea of pricing, although skin prices vary depending on rarity, age and colour availability this will give you an idea of costs when twinned with other precious materials.
A firm cost will be given when our Special Commissions team know exactly what your requirements are and have sourced the specialist materials required for the job.