Shell cordovan is the product of 115 years of experience, thousands of skilled hands, and lots of patience. The ingredient of time is perhaps the most valuable thing in shell cordovan. I am lucky enough to frequently get my hands on new pieces of shell cordovan on a regular basis. Every time I look at, touch, and even smell shell cordovan I think about how much time is represented inside each piece of leather. I am constantly reminded about this by carrying my shell cordovan wallet everywhere I go.