- May 30, 2010
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^ 10 years hey? InterestingI still find that the grain hasn't darkened that much over 10 years (I would expect the leather to be a dark brown if it has indeed seen 10 years of daily wear)...a couple of my natural belts sitting next to me right now are darker than this one (without the grain abrasion of course), and have only had around 4 months effective wear. This is what I mean by the tonal changes not in keeping with the wear on the grain. Although I have to say the design is very interesting, especially how they chose to fold the grain back on itself so the corium is showing at the front buckle fold. I would have thought it a stronger/more durable design (especially considering it's military origin) if the grain is showing and the strap is folded to the backside? Unless of course the soldiers were instructed to dub the corium portion with wax or something. Can anyone shed some light?