Is this bag real crocodile or embossed?

verychic555

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Hi all,

Can someone please tell me if this bag is real croc? I bought it about 16 years ago from overseas. It was from a handbag shop. The inside tag says, “Leather home” so I’m guessing it is from a local supplier? I bought it not really caring about the material, but the guy did say it was made of real leather. The price wasn’t too outrageous, but I remember it being pricier than average (maybe real calf leather embossed?). I’m evaluating my bag collection and would like to see what to keep and what to sell . I included d pics of front and back with close ups of both. The inside (pic #6) seems to be made from a different leather. I’m leaning towards embossed calf leather, but would appreciate any feedback. Thanks
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verychic555

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Thank you for your reply. It was actually bought on a trip to Egypt! Im impressed you could tell :smile: but what is the difference between embossed and printed, assuming the guy was truthful when he said it was natural leather? It was if I remember 700 Egyptian pounds, average bags were “maybe” 200-300 back then.
That's actually printed nile croc not even embossed or carved, just for reference a nile croc skin cost at least 1200$ and since that bag look like it used all of it, expect at least a peice of 2000$ for a croc bag of this kind and size , other things factor in but that's a minimum cost for the producer side
 
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