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Arnia - Badalassi Carlo

This special finish from Badalassi Carlo is a unique extension of their famous line of minerva box leather. The hide first goes through vachetta tanning and milled to become minerva box. It is then heavily oiled producing a slight pull up effect and buffed for a soft napped surface. The extra finishing steps makes this leather distinctly different from the minerva box giving it much more vintage characteristics.

Available colours: dark brown, olive.

Tannery: Badalassi Carlo (Italy).
Temper: Medium.
Surface: Milled, natural grain and lightly napped (suede effect).
Tanning: Vegetable tan & heavily oiled.
Patina: Excellent, napped surface will smooth out over time.
Other notes: Exhibits light pull up effect. Has unique grainy character with a napped surface.

Arnia (left), minerva box (right).

Arnia (left), minerva box (right).

All of our products are hand made with traditional leather crafting techinques. They are cut, saddle stitched and burnished by hand. Each product will have slight variations from one another due to this hand made process. Our stock of leathers are sourced from the finest tanneries around the world. They are full grain which tend to have different characteristics within each hide. The combination of this process results in a unique feeling between every product.