How To Tell if Alligator Leather is Real

There are a few thing you can do to see if an alligator leather is real or not: First, you should know what real alligator skin feels like and smells like.  Any “alligator leather” or “crocodile leather” should feel leathery – if it feels artificial or plastic, it is probably not the finish, it probably IS artificial or plastic.  Real alligator hides are thick and denser than the fake alternatives.   Give it a good smell as well – does it smell fishy/swampy or like tanning chemicals?  If it doesn’t have a smell or a very light smell, it is...

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Is Crocodile or Alligator leather skin bullet proof?

We’re frequently asked by children and adults alike about the real strength of alligator skin.  It’s a common misconception from movies, games, and cartoons that alligator skin is so strong and dense that it can protect you from bullets.  This idea has existed as long as guns have existed – I would like to to dispel that myth with facts about alligator leather. A genuine alligator leather hide is one of the strongest and most dense materials for leathercrafting.  As alligators grow, their skin becomes increasingly thick, making them an ideal predator in the wild with few...

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