The leather is very evenly grained, nicely softened and supple in a beautiful, deep chocolate shade. No scratches or marks to the leather, just the usual light surface scuffs and nicely softened top flap. Corners are unworn with just some light pressure indents to the top flap from the handle bases as is commonly seen on these pieces.
All stitching is strong and hardware is good with scratches to the turnlock end and plate where it twists, (see Photo Gallery below).
Friction rubs beneath the lockplates, the unlined suede of the top flap interior shows natural striations to the grain and the inside is clean, just showing general use.
Shoulder straps are well softened with inking all intact down the handle bases which show wear and inking loss.