- SINCE 1917
The creation of high quality leather products starts with the tanner. Raw animal skins transform to glossy leather through a tanning process that can produce different expressions and characteristics. With differing textures and the individuality of leather materials, leather products are brought to life and finished one by one. Cutting and skiving require timely judgment. Patiently polishing the cut edges can be said to be the life of leathercraft. Stitching depicts vivid lines. These processes collectively join together to create beautiful, supple, and substantial GANZO leather products.
GANZO, the highest-quality line available anywhere, pursues the concept of “genuine” throughout the entire process, from the selection of materials, to cutting, thinning, sewing and polishing - without compromise. The persistence and energy of takumi (expert workmen) delivers products created by the hands of craftsman who are well-versed in Japanese culture and techniques.
Hida beef is used for the leather of GANZO's 7QS-H. Originally, cows are raised with an emphasis on meat quality, and raising the quality of the meat naturally leads to a higher quality of leather.
GANZO's products are made from bridle leather produced by J & E Sedgwick & Co. in the UK, who rely on traditional techniques and manufacturing methods handed down through generations.
The Horween Leather Company, a long-established tannery in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1905 by Isidore Horween. Isidore, who had worked in tanneries from a young age, came to the U.S. from Ukraine in 1892.