Anyone know someone that makes stuff out of alligator hides?

ibhuntngibhuntng Posts: 90 Greenhorn
I've been looking and haven't had any luck


  • bgeorgebgeorge Plant City FLPosts: 1,570 Captain
    are you looking to have something made out of hides you have or just someone who makes alligator products?  What product in particular are you looking for?
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  • KayakMacGyverKayakMacGyver Posts: 1,005 Officer
    I found a guy in Tallahassee that makes a darn good belt, but that's it.  His other work is crappy.  Had him make a purse for my wife and a wallet for my mom, both of which came back very poorly done.  I had him make 5 belts before those which were outstanding, though. He also makes really good guitar straps and gun straps.  Basically anything doesn't require a complicated pattern.
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  • ibhuntngibhuntng Posts: 90 Greenhorn
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,381 Admiral
    Dave's daughter at Sebring Custom Tanning makes purses.........they've been featured in Gun & Garden Magazine (

    Mike Cenci.....( ) does inlays in various types of furniture that he makes. He also inlays it into picture frames.......the ones made of driftwood are especially interesting.

  • GreatwhitehunterGreatwhitehunter Posts: 30 Greenhorn
    Dale at Creative Aztec in mims

  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,381 Admiral
    Dale at Creative Aztec in mims

    Doesn't he also do full thickness vegetable tanning of hides? Saw a 8-9 foot one at a reptile show a few years ago and it was amazing, thick, and like a fine cow hide. Though not buffed and surely so thick that for a lot of purposes you could not work with it......but it was assume. 
  • ibhuntngibhuntng Posts: 90 Greenhorn
    Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!
  • 3fingerbill3fingerbill Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Lucas Coffield does nice wallets. [email protected]
  • ibhuntngibhuntng Posts: 90 Greenhorn
    Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!
  • gatortrout19gatortrout19 Posts: 244 Deckhand
    Mike Hammonds in Oviedo is top notch, makes some nice wallets, belts, rifle slings, etc.  If he can make it, you won't be disappointed.  I'm not sure if he does big purses or stuff like that but you can ask.  If he doesn't do it, he'll tell you up front.  He's a good guy to work with and no BS.

    He used to sell on etsy also, not sure if he still does
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