I had made one of these for my other half last year as a check pen. That one was made out of Shark hide. I was pretty neat and felt awesome to the touch. I guess someone thought the same because this year it disappeared. So, I was asked for another check pen. I had some pink Ostrich from a previous project. Since it required only a small piece, I decided to use this hide for this project. The original idea was not mind and credit needs to go to Big Papa Leather.
I cut the desired size of leather and proceeded to skive the edges especially the jointing edge paper thin. I also removed from of the flesh from the center because I felt that it was a bit thick.