Is thin, flexible and very strong. Salmon leather offers the largest range of colors. The appearance is smooth and refined, characterized by a narrow line in the middle of the skin. Salmon leather absorbs color well. Even with subtle coloring, colors appear clearly. Even in clear white!
No coincidence that salmon leather is often the most popular fish leather. It is flawless with everything.
Salmon leather is therefore called the classic fish leather.
Length and width: The skins of the salmon are 60-65 cm long and 8 to 12 cm at the widest point.
Size: Sizes are measured in sqft. The average size is 0.8 sqft.
Thickness: Average 0.6 mm
Strength: 90 Newtons
Heat resistance: Normal: 90-100 ° - NAC: 60 ° C
Two base colors: We know two different processing methods - normal and NAC - The basic color is a crucial factor in the dyeing process.
In addition to these two basic colors, we have both washable salmon leather and vegetable tanned salmon leather.
Normal (Solid color effect, without contrasts). The natural gray base color has been removed, and this allows us to achieve clear colors,
even pure white. In this case, the color of the salmon leather is solid, without its natural two-tone effect of the back and abdomen,
and the scale pattern is less striking. This method is used the most and is called "normal".
NAC (a natural contrast): With this method we retain the natural look of the salmon leather, the always two-tone, with a dark back and pale belly. The gray base tone remains, and the flaky texture is more noticeable, especially on the dark parts of the back.
Coloring of NAC salmon leather is more limited and less clear. Pure white, for example, is not possible.
When working with unpainted NAC, the catching season influences. The salmon skin is naturally darker in winter than in summer.
This color difference is largely eliminated with painted NAC leather.
Color: "Normal" salmon leather offers a considerably larger color range than other fish leather, especially in clear shades. The color range is more limited for NAC salmon leather.
Texture: Salmon leather offers two important textures: with open scales - a rougher structure - or with closed scales, this is a more refined structure.
Finishes: Both textures (open or closed scales) offer a wide range of finishes, mastering almost fifty different finishes.
Origin: Salmon lives wild in the North Atlantic, and returns to fresh water rivers to breed.
Salmon for human consumption is also farmed in the fjords of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and elsewhere.
All our salmon skins come from salmon farms in the Scandinavian countries.