When the bag was delivered and I opened the package, I thought the bag looks good but what's the horrible smell? A very strong sour stench... it is not the good smell of new leather that you would expect. I decided to get rid of the smell using the good old saddle soap and to my absolute shock and horror I discovered that the dye used on this leather is water-soluble. I have been very lucky that I did not use this bag straight away, if not it had definitely stained my jacket. I have cleaned the bag three times so far with saddle soap and the smell is nearly gone, I think a couple of more times and it will be fine. And, regarding the dye, even though it still leaves a little stain on the cloth, I will be able to fix that too. The workmanship was not of the quality that you would expect from this price range as the workman has left a couple of stained hand-prints inside the bag; which is not a big deal to me, but should have been spotted in the quality control and rejected. Overall, very very disappointed. This bag did not live up to the price that I paid for it, even for a quarter of this price... I wouldn't buy it again.
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