My replacement noir paddy is finally here and finally mine!! And WOW!!!!! I thought the first one was soft and smooshy, but it was NOTHING compared to this one!! Even my husband said how much softer and less shiny it was!!! And, most importantly, the stitching was perfect and the padlock / hardware was chip free!!!!!!!! Diabro were fantastic and the replacement bag arrived in lots of plastic and tissue with the key and padlock separately bubblewrapped, and the bag stuffed to keep it's shape. I keep staring at her now, too scared to use her!! Not sure how long that will last! Thanks for all your help guys!!