Hartmann Very Rare Antique Vintage Belting Leather Executive Writing Folio NWT. Dimensions are 12.5" x 9.75" x 1.75. This item is made of real Belting Leather and is old stock. The interior is new and has never been used! The quality of leather is no longer used by Hartmann.The current Belting Leather being offered by Hartmann is not as high quality as this item. For a longer explanation, see below. Some notes and thoughts about Hartmann and Belting Leather. Hartmann has changed in many ways over the years. The ownership has changed several times. It remains to be seen how Samsonite will handle the brand, the quality of the leathers used, the quality of the craftsmanship, the parts and repairs business and more.
Seeing as how Hartmann has completely closed it Tennessee manufacturing, repairs and parts operations since August, I don't have high hopes. During the reign of Clarion, Hartmann moved the vast 95%+ majority of its manufacturing overseas (mostly to China). The craftsmanship from China has been better than I expected, but the quality of the leather from China has been absolutely terrible.
What they are using is a top grain (corrected grain) leather, with some sort of coating on it. It looks cheap and plastic-like. It looks like this coating will peel off over time. I refer to this newest version of Hartmann Belting Leather as "Fake" Belting Leather.
I do not sell any of this product whatsoever- everything I sell is real Belting Leather. I hope Samsonite takes note of this false advertising and begins to use real Belting Leather again, which is a full grain top quality product. In the early Clarion years and dating back to 1997 under Brown-Forman Corporation ownership, Hartmann used a leather that is real Belting Leather, but it had a slightly more "pink" tint to it than most of us would expect. This is still very high quality product. This generation of Belting Leather is "2nd Generation" Belting Leather.
Prior to 1997 Hartmann used its highest quality real Belting Leather, sourced from the best tannery in the world. This is the true tan colored Belting Leather that is the most coveted, and becoming nearly impossible to find in good condition.
This is "Original" Belting leather. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Accessories\Bags".The seller is "nlwsys1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.