Lightly carried, its well shaped with a firm frame. Not a structured Alexa but moulds nicely to your side when carried. The leather is supple with lots of texture and depth, though a much less delicate finish than most people imagine.
As is a natural feature of this finish, the intricately hand-carved leather will immediately show dimension and due to its inherent nature, the scales will begin to curl very slightly at the edges with the natural movement of the bag. No peeled scales or lifting away, its just a characteristic of the hide and not a fault.
Base corners show no wear, the plait top handle is firm and the long detachable strap is excellent also with all inking (edge sealant) and stitching excellent throughout.
The reason for the * rating is the scratches to the metal clad strap tips at the front of the bag, (see Photo Gallery above). The Postmans Lock Plate and underneath plates are very good with only a few miniscule hairline scratches visible on close inpsection.
The interior is lined in clean, black Mulberry Tree repeat fabric with a leather trimmed slip section and zipped pocket and still retains its lovely rich aroma.
Made in Turkey
33cm (13") wide
23cm (9") high
17cm (6.7") deep maximum
Plait detail top handle has a drop of approx 4cm
The cross the body strap is adjustable with a drop of 47cm - 52cm
Weight is 912g
Includes - NPNP, Care Cards x 2 and Mulberry soft cloth dustbag.