- Jul 5, 2010At 06:39 AM 05-07-10, Doccia mka Amy wrote:
>Finally, I'm looking for any references to the use of eel skinSadly for your plans, eelskin leather does not come from eels. It
>leather in the period. From what I understand it is a very fine and
>useful material in this age, but I don't know if eel leather was put
>to any purpose in the middle ages. I really hope eel skin was used,
>as if I have the eels already it should be short work to cure or tan
>the skins and make something lovely. I could use a good pair of shoes.
comes from the Pacific Hagfish, a jawless fish which is also known as
the slime eel. The Pacific Hagfish lives in the mesopelagic to
abyssal Pacific ocean, near the ocean floor, so it is unlikely that
it was known in Europe in period.
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