If American Alligator is the King of exotic leathers then to my mind, Ostrich Leg skin is surely Queen.  Ostrich Leg shin is strong soft and very durable and shows incredible patterning with large scales and small grain pebbling, which results in a unique and visually compelling strap.  Based upon the success of our SuperMatte Alligator and SuperMatte Teju Lizard, we have collaborated with an Italian Tannery to develop this great finish in Ostrich Leg skin.  We Currently offer this finish in Carbon Black and Deep Atlantic Blue and expect to be adding additional colors in future.  The SuperMatte Ostrich, like it’s Alligator and lizard counterparts, are extremely durable, have a great hand feel and are highly water-resistant.

Navy SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skins (NEW):

Our below reference Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skins have become so popular with our customers that we’ve decided to add a darker color version, which I have named Navy SuperMatte Ostrich Leg.  This, I think will be especially welcome for those customers whose watch has a darker Navy colored dial.  This color shows a bit of black between the scales which gives this color a really great two-tone effect.

Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skins:

Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skins

The Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte shares the same gorgeous finish as the Carbon Black, but in a deep blue that while dark will not be mistaken for Black and has not a hint of red, which is an issue I have with many Navy Blues – sometimes they are so dark, they can be mistaken in some light for black and sometimes, they show a hint of red or purple which I don’t like at all.  No, Andrea and I searched for weeks for just the right color to provide a sample and having provided it, our tannery matched it perfectly!  Needless to say, I could not be happier.

To view examples of straps which I have made from the Deep Atlantic Blue Ostrich Leg skin, please follow this link: Straps Made From Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin

Navy SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skin (NEW!):

Navy Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin: Based on the success of our recently introduced Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin referenced directly above, I have decided to add a new Navy Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg.  This new color really adds a great new darker blue color option to the mix for those seeking a wonderful blue strap.

This is a new material for us, but already I have straps on order from this great new Navy blue option, so I will be posting up some photos as soon as I’ve completed a strap.

SuperMatte Carbon Black SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin:

SuperMatte Carbon Black SuperMatte Ostrich Leg Skins

The SuperMatte Carbon black is perfectly finished deep black with not a hint of shine and a beautiful hand that is wonderfully tactile.  This is the same finish that I so love that we offer in both Alligator and Teju Lizard. Due to the nature of the SuperMatte finish, the skins used must be essentially flawless, as any imperfection or flaw in the surface of the leather will be amplified when finished in SuperMatte.  As a result, these Ostrich Leg skins are quite an expensive proposition.  We, however, think that our customers will find that extra expense worth it.  In addition to fully custom straps, we offer a limited selection of beautifully handcrafted Pre-made straps from this material in our Webshop in 22mm lug width

To view examples of straps which I have made from the SuperMatte Carbon Black Ostrich Leg skin, please follow this link: Straps made from SuperMatte Carbon Black Ostrich Leg skin

Cigar Brown Ostrich Leg:

Cigar Brown Ostrich Leg Skin

I’m very happy to share with you these newly created ‘Cigar’ Brown Ostrich Leg skins.  I’ve been hunting for a nice deep brown Ostrich Leg skin for a while now without finding just the right one.  And so, I’ve decided to give it a go myself and here are the happy results.  I cut our Ostrich straps on an angle which I find offers the best and most interesting look starting with pebble grain at the lug, transitioning to the large shin scales in the upper portion of the strap and then transitioning back to pebble grain at the buckle interface.  In addition to fully custom straps, we offer a limited selection of beautifully handcrafted Pre-made straps from this material in our Webshop in 20mm lug width

To view straps made from our new Cigar Brown Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this Link: Straps Made from Cigar Brown Ostrich Leg Skin

Matte Tobacco Ostrich Leg:

Tobacco Ostrich Leg skin is the deeper Darker version of the ‘Cigar Brown’ Ostrich leg referenced just above and this was the original forbearer.  This is a very dark brown indeed having much drier (less Red tones) color.  I’ve been offering this color for years and it’s become one of our perennial favorites.

To view straps made from Tobacco Brown Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this Link: Straps Made from Tobacco Brown Ostrich Leg Skin

Antique Tan Ostrich Leg:

Antique Tan and Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg skin

Our Antique Tan Ostrich Leg is a wonderfully hand-rubbed finished color which has a tan base with nice brown Antiquing finish between the scales.  This tannage has a waxy finish and a soft hand.  This looks really great if you are looking for a rustic finish strap.  I addition to fully custom straps, we offer a limited selection of beautifully handcrafted Pre-made straps from this material in our Webshop in 22mm lug width

To view straps made from Antique Tan Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this Link: Straps made from Antique Tan Ostrich Leg

Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg:

Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg is a very sophisticated medium blue with subtle lighter tones between the scales.  This tannage features a soft hand and a slightly shiny/waxed finish.  In addition to fully custom straps, we do stock a limited supply of pre-made straps in our Webshop in 22mm lug width.

To view straps made from Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this Link: Straps made from Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg

Desert Tan Ostrich Leg:

Desert Tan Ostrich Leg Skin

Desert Tan Ostrich Legs are a wonderful tan color with a much less rustic and more sophisticated finish that our Antique Tan with much more even color tones and a wonderful semi-satin finish.  The overall color, finish and hand feel doesn’t get any better than this. In addition to fully custom straps, we do stock a limited supply of pre-made straps made from Desert Tan in our Webshop in 24mm width.

To view straps made from Desert Tan Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this link: Straps made from Desert Tan Ostrich Leg Skin

Martinique Ostrich Leg Skin:

Martinique Bleu Ostrich is one of the few tannages of Ostrich Leg skin which our premium Alligator Tannery ‘France Croco‘ has done.  These were prototypes for one of their very large luxury leather good manufacture customers and we were lucky enough to get our hands on these extremely limited supply Ostrich Leg skins.  Needless to say, there will be no possibility for a re-stock.  If you like this color for your custom strap project you should contact us right away.

To view straps made from Monaco Blue Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this link: Straps made from Martinique Bleu Ostrich Leg

Hot Pink Ostrich Leg (NEW!):

Hot Pink is a beautifully tanned color with white low lights very similar to our Monaco Blue, and Ocean blue tannages with a soft hand and a waxy finish.  While I have not yet made a strap from this color, I think I have only one or perhaps two hides of this color and so at most can only make four or five straps.  If you like the color of your custom strap project, please don’t hesitate, because I don’t expect I will be able to re-stock this color in future.

Satin Black Ostrich Leg:

Our Satin Black Ostrich Leg has become one of our perennial favorites among our customer, with a soft hand and a beautiful semi-gloss finish it is perhaps the most dressy of our Ostrich Leg skins and has consistently made beautiful and elegant straps for all kinds of watches.

To view straps made from Satin Black Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this link: Straps Made from Satin Black Ostrich Leg

Emergency Orange Ostrich Leg:

Emergency Orange has alway been a popular color for watch straps among sports watch enthousiasts and that popularity continues.  This strap looks great combined with Dive and other sports watches with feature orange-colored accents in the dial or hands.  Stitch with black, white of grey thread it does look rather sporting.

To view straps made from Orange Ostrich Leg Skin, please follow this link: Straps Made from Orange Ostrich Leg

Gloss Tobacco Ostrich Leg:

Gloss finish Tobacco Ostrich Leg skin is the more formal version of our Matte finish Tobacco and works great with more formal dress watches.

Gloss Midnight Blue Ostrich Leg:

Gloss Cognac Ostrich Leg:

Nubuck Grey Ostrich Leg skin:

Gloss Cigar Ostrich Leg skin:

Nubuck Sand Ostrich Leg:

Ocean Blue Ostrich Leg:

Commando Grey Ostrich Leg: