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Normal leather scarring?

taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
edited July 2013 in Help / Advice Forum
So, this seems kinda silly based on the fact that i bought it planning to beat the hell out of it and go for an indian jones kinda look but whatever. I know nothing about leather, just bought a fairly pricey 400$-ish leather satchel, and it has what i'm trying to determine if it was a natural scar from the original hide, or something that got gouged after it was made, and if i should be worried about it weakening the leather, any leather savvy people have opinions? I know it makes no sense but if its a natural scar, whatevs, if its a defect during manufacturing i will return the hell out of it :p After extensive google image searching i've as of yet been unable to determine what normal leather scarring looks like.

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It's actually much more noticeable in person because the line is much shinier than the surrounding leather, couldn't really catch it on camera though.

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    ChorazinChorazin Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    Those things happen to leather, it's the whole point of leather actually. It looks great clean, but AWESOME once it's taken a beating and looks like you've actually used it. That's definitely not a manuactuing defect, so just keep using it and break it in and make it YOUR bag.

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Yes, not a defect of the manufacturing, but a "defect" of the cow. If you don't like it and still have the receipt, most companies will let you exchange, although as Chorazin points out, unless you're getting colored leather, any "natural" leather tends to change over time anyway. Your particular bag was apparently made from a cow that had some brushes with a fence or other scarring object, so it is a bit more cool than just "I left my bag out in the rain too long."

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    iRevertiRevert Tactical Martha Stewart Registered User regular
    Just FYI- Paying 400$ for a genuine leather satchel is way too much.

    You're opening a can of worms on that, but your opinion is yours and everyone else is everyone elses.

    The bag is going to get beat up and used and abused, that mark is just the starting point in giving your bag "character"

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