What Is Salmon Leather?
Salmon leather is used a great deal in the fashion industry and for shoes. The main thing to note about tanning salmon leather is to avoid bacteria from the skin and getting bacteria on the skin from people’s hands.
Tanning fish skins is easier to do from frozen fish skins, it makes the removal of the skin much easier allowing the removal of the fat and membrane to happen easier also.
Fish skin may look like it’s a very delicate to handle material, but in fact fish skin is much stronger than most leather due to its crosswire fibres, after all fish have to withstand some extreme pressures deep in the rivers or oceans.
Compared to Shark Skin, Salmon leather is very different.
Shark Leather Hide
Salmon skins are extremely strong along with perch, obviously things like shark and stingrays are extremely tough also. Stingrays are extremely popular and come from managed fish farms today, these are popular for fashion items like handbags and shoes due to its natural bobbly surface, giving them a unique look and texture with a sheen and almost like pearls all over the surface.
Shark skins are very smooth and not with a scally surface at all as most people would expect, but sharks have a smooth leather surface, almost like cow hide or lamb skin.
Shark Hide Leather Close Up