A question. As you all know, this is the model for my proposed Half-Japanese boot (originally a one-off from a sample sale). I think the current ebony latigo gets us close to this leather color, which I like for the shoe. I also like just about this amount of contrast with the eyelets. I thought at first these were antique brass, but now I am wondering, are they perhaps just regular brass..? Whichever they are, I think this is what we want.