it does scratch easily, especially fingernails etc, but they can be rubbed and do not look too bad. I find the fragility still outweighs the durability of the caviar, as the leather is just so so soft and puffy
You will love the lambskin and the FEAR of it will just become careful care after a few times having it out. I was so concerned and fearful at first but now I am much more relaxed about the lambskin. Mindful, still very careful but not losing sleep over them.