Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks.
The skin of the ray is used as an under layer for the cord or leather wrap (known as ito in Japanese) on Japanese swords due to its hard, rough, skin texture that keeps the braided wrap from sliding on the handle during use. They are also used to make exotic shoes, boots, belts, wallets, jackets, and jewelry.
Pacific Collection is blue like the French Polynesia's lagoons. Stingray skins and veal leather.