At first review this stunning bag looks as if it were brand new.
Well shaped, colour consistent and entirely without wear. Corners, curves, stitching and shoulder strap immaculate. All lock plates have had hardy, replacement protective film applied without any visible scratches present prior to application.
The tiniest, flex crackling to the inking, (edge sealent) at each side of the flap, as is commonly seen on these pieces.
Only on very close inspection can you note some 'crazing' to the finish of the top LH sides semi circular shoulder strap attachment, (shown in the close up photos above). To the naked eye this is barely even visible.
The main reason for the condition rating is due to the dots* to the hide, as present from the time of purchase. A combination of teeny tiny, pin prick sized orange and black dots throughout the piece......all shown in the collage above. If you didn't know these were there, you'd never ever know they were there as are just a part of the dying process, (that I think didn't go quite right!). Absolutely miniscule, without a maginifying glass they are all imperceptible but have, of course, been reflected in the price.
Lined in soft, cream microfibre with a side zipped pocket displaying two, vague round, sticker mark residues.
Made in England
33cm wide maximum / 28cm minimum
Intertwined leather and chain shoulder strap when doubled has mid point drop of 28cm and 53cm single
Weight is 874g
Includes - NPNP, Care Card & Mulberry soft cloth dustcover.