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We have the great selection of genuine Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius skin alligator products! All of our alligator products are priced at near or below wholesale. We are a small, vertically-structured, family owned producer of high-quality Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius skin products. Our products include, but are not limited to, alligator belts, alligator wallets, alligator money clips, purses, alligator leather handbags and other small alligator accessories. Most of our alligator products are manufactured in Granada. We have been in the alligator business for over twelve years. We have built a reputation for product quality, integrity, honesty and customer satisfaction. We maintain high quality, value and low, stable pricing by controlling the handling, processing and manufacturing of our alligator products.
Alligator products are extremely expensive and time consuming to produce; therefore very few retailers will stock genuine American Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius products. Due to economic and availability issues, the public has no access to these luxurious, high-quality, hand-crafted, all-American Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius products.
A top quality alligator belt or wallet can be a source of pride every day, and serve you well for a decade or more. In addition to their elegant look and feel, accessories made from alligator and crocodile offer functionality, durability and prestige well beyond similar items in common leather. For these reasons, alligator and crocodile items make excellent, long-remembered gifts.
It is important to exercise some care in selecting alligator and crocodile accessories, don't be discouraged from buying a beautiful gift for someone special, including you. While there is essentially only one species of alligator ( the "American Alligator" or " alligator mississippiensis"), there are a dozen species of crocodiles, in varied shapes and sizes found all over the world. The trade in alligator and all species of crocodile is regulated by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).
Alligator and crocodile leathers are similar in several ways, including their classic great looks, relative exclusivity and their ability to look great thru many years of service. However, based upon the body section of the donor animal, and the tanning and finishing processes utilized, the value and quality of the leather can vary widely. In selecting an accessory made from alligator or crocodile, it is far more important to consider the quality (scale pattern, softness, and finish) of the leather, rather than the species of the animal.
Generally speaking, (there are a number of variables discussed later), alligator skin is much nicer, with more symmetrical scale patterns, with thicker and softer skin, and with a smoother and more three-dimensional feel than the typical crocodile skin. Though relatively rare, top quality skins from the Nile crocodile and Australian Saltwater Crocodile are the equal, and in some ways better, than the best alligator. Caiman is the most common type of crocodile leather. The caiman can often be identified by small pits in their scales; these pits are far more common in caiman relative to other crocodiles, and are non-existent in genuine alligator.
All of our leather transactions involving in-stock leather goods carry a satisfaction, exchange or full refund guarantee. The product must be returned to us in the condition in which it was received within fifteen working days. The only cost to you is the shipping and insurance. See our return policy or the frequently asked questions section, for information on our Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius Leather Products.
Many leather producers sell only to manufacturers or other buyers that place large orders. Small companies and craftsmen that need one piece of finished leather sometimes find obtaining an alligator skin in the specified color and grade is almost impossible. Our goal is to fill every order.
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All of the Alligator Caiman Crocodilus Chiapasius products on this site are all genuine alligator Caiman leather skins that have been CITIES authorized.