They are great looking!
Is it just a special grain finish or actually a special Russian calf? @Leaves
St. C's Russian leather is a calf grained leather, not the 1786 leather.
i figured that it was that one. I remember talking about the Russia calf before in that it has the hatch grain as well as a different tanning process.
they still look great but yes I see the difference from the 1786 russian reindeer in the patina
Yup, I guess that was me.
It wasn't a "lucky guess" though. I figured the swatches in your photo held together with the same kind of string as I've seen on StC swatches before:
Soooo, is there a price for the one who "cracked the code"? Maybe a pair of StC's?