If the shagreen is today synonymic of ray leather, originally it was ... originally it denoted the Shark Dogfish leather. Indeed, from the beginning of the 18th century,) European sheath craftmen used it to line cases meant for any kind of implements. The spectacular side of the ray leather, either is gross or polished, had slowly removed of our memory the Dogfish leather that is more discreet. However, this skin - less known- is not without charm, far from it. The amateur will moreover appreciate its delicate sobriety and unique aspect. For your information, the Dogfish (or small Dogfish) is one of the smallest sharks, it lives in Atlantic Ocean, from Norway to Ivory Coast, as well as in Mediterranean Sea. Harmless for man, it is 1 meter length for 5 kg only.