Brass hardware on Epi Alma bags: one solid piece, or 2 pcs held together with pins?

  1. I have a question about the Epi Alma bags that are older and have the brass/gold tone hardware... Was the hardware holding the straps to the body of the bag one solid piece ? Or were the hardware two thick vertical brass pieces held together at the top and bottom with brass pins? The latter would be four individual pieces, connected by two pins.

    I hope this makes sense... If anyone has pics of the brass hardware/handles I'd appreciate seeing them. Thanks!