*CRY* After telling krazee4coach not to worry about scratches on paddies (see her thread Would you consider a small scratch on lock imperfection?) I did the worst thing today and it tore my heart out! I was rummaging for my keys in the side pockets and somehow, I twisted one of the handles so that it was crooked on the bracket that holds it to the body of the bag. When I noticed, I just grabbed it and twisted it back quite firmly (but definitely not roughly) and the stud that goes through the base of the handles scraped stright across the square bracket and now i have a deep DEEP 1 centimetre-long crazy wiggly scratch right across my beautiful buff bracket The worst part is, the scratch seems to have gone so deep, it's showing silver! My previous scratches have been more like faint scuff marks... Has anyone encountered this before? Have the scratches and dents on your paddy hardware ever gone through to the silver underneath?