Hi everyone, This is my first post and I have questions on the 35cm noisette vache liegee (with gold hardware) that I just bought. It is my very first birkin and I love the color very much, but I am not sure about if it is the leather that I want. I found very detailed information from the Hermes(groupie)'s leather book: VACHE LIEGEE: An adult cowhide, this is a natural grained leather. It has been stated on this forum that the leather is stretched in 8 different directions. Apparently this process gives the leather its rigidity, which is why its touted as being as durable as box. The two-tone effect is a result of a 2 dye process. The grain makes this leather scratch resistant, but care must be taken in avoiding deep scratches. The 2 tone effect will be difficult to regain with deep scratches. Does anyone have any comments/feedback on this leather?