I am insane. A few posts back I was analyzing the weave on several potential Christmas presents for moi on the large Veneta in Ebano. Well....fast forward to last Wednesday, when lo and behold I saw the Intrecciato Intagli Hobo on Saks.com. Large, not Maxi size. Well, of course I had to have it. Ordered it. Excited. Saturday at noon, I get an email from Saks saying they are very sorry...out of stock (4 days later on 2 day air??). Not acceptable I told them. They hunted one down for me in San Fran. Shipped it out Saturday at 2:50 pm...just in time to make Fed-Ex cut off. :okay: Got it today. Don't care for it. Took some side by sides to show you all. Differences I noticed right off the bat are the leather seems to be lighter in weight AND color and also spongier. Color seems to have some redder tones in it than the standard Ebano. Braid around bottom seems to be "fluffy." My opinion is they stamped it, then dyed it, which then made it swell. Seems wayyyy more delicate, IMO. Most true color are #3 and #4. I guess I will be a regular old ebano and nero large Veneta gal. Enjoy pics!!