TURTLE BROWN 1914 A very special leather, finished extra aged on both sides (no need of suede leather inner finishing since its one single layer of tick leather with a external special finishing that remind a turtle carapace or crocodile backbone). Extra strong (since just 1 unique layer of leather) and any hairs of colors on your camera. Its very costly leather since its tick and finished on boths sides with a special extra ageing process from tannery, its a vintage leather that remind the half cases done in the first part of last century. This special finishing of leather doesent release any hair on camera body and any color on rubber part of camera ! The dark/yellowish ivory stitching color had also a special ageing process, it look like thread was stiched on case 1 century ago A CLASSIC AND UNIQUE PRODUCT ! (for what we have seen no one is using this kind of leather for producing half cases....)
Each our leather is worked by tannery for us following our requests, using the same traditional methods for hundreds years (all vegetable tanned, no chemicals at all). Our leather is very thick (up to 3-4mm) and was received by natural ageing process to fit Leica owners' taste. Our case are Hand made by some of the most skilled italian artisans with more then 30 years of experience in this field. Each half case requires one day of work, all process is carefully handmade, the bottom of the case is stitched by hands (not glued to the upper part).
The inner finishing is done with an extra soft high quality suede leather (color red porpora usually)
The case includes also a optional neck strap (adjustable in lenght up to 105 or 123 cm ) with the same leather used for the half case