rebar works uses only full-grain leather (unaltered hide) allowing the richness and natural character of the hide to show through. These characteristics––wrinkles, grain and subtle variations in color––prove the quality of the leather, and are not seen as flaws. The leather will patina with age, and develop more character with use. With sensible care, your bag should last a lifetime.
We design our own hardware and have it crafted locally. All of our hardware is solid brass that has been meticulously polished and plated in either 14K gold or nickel. Hardware can be cleaned with a soft rag and gentle soap and water if necessary. Do not use jewelry cleaner.
Direct, prolonged exposure to sunlight may bleach the leather. When not in use, store your bag in the provided cloth dustbag. Should your leather piece come in contact with water, be sure to wipe it dry to prevent staining. The solid brass hardware can be gently buffed with a clean, soft cloth to remove smudges.