Botkier Essex Opinions... Please help!

  1. I noticed several people here owned or were eyeing a Botkier Essex. I was hoping I could get some opinions on the quality, looks, etc. What does the leather feel like? Is it heavy? Is the hardware shiney gold or more of a bronze color?

    I'm interested but haven't seen one in person.

    TIA!

    Here's a pic.
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