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post #1486 of 1964
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

PB - i recently gave my ghurka express a good saddle soap bath, followed by dubbin, followed by renovateur and then a lot of brushing.  nothing has come off on me.

I personally wouldn't use saddle soap on anything.
post #1487 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I personally wouldn't use saddle soap on anything.

 

"Saddle" is just colloquial, it was Saphir's leather soap.  At any rate, the bag needed a serious cleaning.

post #1488 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Exactly, that is what I am saying. We hear about the stuff then all of a sudden there are a million key fobs, wallets, bracelets, shoes, watch bands, briefcases. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of it out there was bullshit. I never said Cleverly was duping people. I just said there might be potential for a lot of fakes either on purpose or by accident. I think it is fishy.
edmorel has said same.
post #1489 of 1964
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

I had a very interesting conversation with the guy who salvaged the leather a year or two ago. I wont go into the details, but the upshot was a) its potentially very fragile and b) there was much more of it on the market than had ever been salvaged - he wondered if things that were being sold as "Made with 1786 blah blah" should more accurately be described as " Containing a little bit of the 1786 blah blah". Not pointing fingers at a specific company by any means and Im sure the reputable people are doing what they say, but makes you think...

Charlie
How would they be able to make something that contained only "a little bit" of 1786?
post #1490 of 1964
The handle on a briefcase could be 1786, while the rest was not, etc.
post #1491 of 1964

There are also folks putting out leathers that are made to replicate the look of 1786.  If one doesn't read the description carefully, they could be easily duped into thinking it is authentic.

 

This for example.

post #1492 of 1964
[quote name="patrickBOOTH" url="/t/34253/briefcase-porn-thread/1470#post_6488683" I never said Cleverly was duping people. I just said there might be potential for a lot of fakes either on purpose or by accident. I think it is fishy.[/quote]

Well, you certainly implied it when you said:
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have seen so many shoes, gadgets, and accessories made with that leather that I have doubts that any of it is the real thing anymore.

when say question whether "any" of it is real, that would be an all inclusive statement, and as Cleverley is the main marketer and largest holder of the supply of the supposed 1786 leather, to me your statement questioning "whether any is the real thing anymore." to my reading that would include Cleverley.
post #1493 of 1964
There's a reason many tanneries and leather good makers are using the hatch grain calf now generally referred to as "russia calf" for their products : it is a great looking texture. It is quite different from a scotch grain and I think has its place in the spectrum of leather styles. Even Horween produces one. Now, is the generic name "russia calf" misleading? Maybe... but honestly, anyone who actually knows the history of the Metta Catherina wreck is probably educated enough to look for something in the name or description that says that it's a genuine vintage hide. Anyone who has no clue what "russia calf" even references wouldn't care either way. If someone actually claims it is from the wreck and sells a simple hatch grain leather, then they're essentially selling a fake, I agree.
post #1494 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have seen so many shoes, gadgets, and accessories made with that leather that I have doubts that any of it is the real thing anymore.

I got a pair from N&L a while back. I can safely say that the patina and odor are all but impossible to fake. I can also safely say that I hadn't heard of the stuff before I bought the shoes and now I see it everywhere.

As the firm with sole distribution rights, if you're buying from Cleverley you're good. But I wouldn't touch anything else, especially given the often ridiculously high price.
post #1495 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Oh fuck you, seriously.

No not this week, I'm busy. cool.gif
post #1496 of 1964

Can anyone tell me what brands make bags like this? Loving this style - The below is Ohbacorp

 

 

 

 

 

Like the soft leather, gives it a more relaxed feel, and a bit more room to squeeze stuff in... 

post #1497 of 1964
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

There's a reason many tanneries and leather good makers are using the hatch grain calf now generally referred to as "russia calf" for their products : it is a great looking texture. It is quite different from a scotch grain and I think has its place in the spectrum of leather styles. Even Horween produces one. Now, is the generic name "russia calf" misleading? Maybe... but honestly, anyone who actually knows the history of the Metta Catherina wreck is probably educated enough to look for something in the name or description that says that it's a genuine vintage hide. Anyone who has no clue what "russia calf" even references wouldn't care either way. If someone actually claims it is from the wreck and sells a simple hatch grain leather, then they're essentially selling a fake, I agree.


I'm sure that everyone here knows this already, but I'll just chime in at this point and note that the leather on the Metta Catherina was actually reindeer leather, not calf leather.
post #1498 of 1964
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I'm sure that everyone here knows this already, but I'll just chime in at this point and note that the leather on the Metta Catherina was actually reindeer leather, not calf leather.

Primarily reindeer. But there is calf as well, I believe.
post #1499 of 1964
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Originally Posted by couldnthaveknow View Post

Can anyone tell me what brands make bags like this? Loving this style - The below is Ohbacorp







Like the soft leather, gives it a more relaxed feel, and a bit more room to squeeze stuff in... 

Ohba bags are nice, but you certainly don't have to go all the way to Japan for soft leather bags.


Beretta


Felisi

Tramontano and Zanellato also offer briefcases in soft/shrunk leather. I'm sure there are slew of other Italian brands that also do...
post #1500 of 1964
would love you to add to this thread with Japanese briefcases / bags
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