Carried but cared for, the leather has richened to a beautiful caramel tone and gained a lovely even seasoning throughout.
A very attractively spaced print, its a well shaped bag, still stiff and nicely structured with a wonderful, heady leather aroma.
Hardware is good with some small scratches to the top plate, friction rubs beneath the lockplates and the usual scratches to the turnlock end.
Corners are unworn, just some minor darkening and a 2mm scuff to the front LH corner, (see Photo Gallery below)
The shoulder straps are very slightly softened with a little darkening at the top where they have been hand held. Inking is intact down to the handle bases, which show softening, loss of inking and wear, as do the recessed section on the top flap.
Overall an extrtemely attractive EW Bays in a sadly discontinued finish, which is becoming harder to find in a good condition.
33cm wide maximum
The shoulder strap is fixed with a mid point drop of 18.5cm
Weight is 876g
Includes - NPNP, Care Card & Mulberry soft cloth dustcover.