Originally Posted by Roger
Those are intriguing shoes, Thinman! I'm pretty sure they aren't handgrades, given (a) the seller's claim about the full retail price (290 GBP) and (b) the last (325), which I've only ever seen used with regular-grade C&Js, but they do have the closed-channel soles, so go figure. They look like the Onslow--but with a split toe (not normally found on the Onslow). Another intriguing feature: uppers of "antique nubuck"! They sure don't look like nubuck in the pictures, but that's what's stated by the seller (who's been around the block on eBay).
Roger, you're right about the last, but isn't the stated retail price close to handgrade pricing (I don't know the current exchange rate)? I agree that they aren't nubuck, except possibly for the lake in front. It seems to have a matte finish in some photos.
FWIW, I own a pair of shoes on the 325 last and it's generously sized in the toe box.
Andrew, I agree that those BB shoes look like shell cordovan. If they were my size, I'd take a flier, especially at only $26.