Yes, it's hard to the touch, probably more so than fjord if possible
Some of the colors in it are lovely but I dont think its worth the extra $500 over Togo, clemence, fjord, epsom, box, etc
A Birkin??There is one comfortably sitting in the Montreal Boutique. It's quite lovely to the touch...looks a bit plasticky. Incredibly lightweight and from what I understood on of the more expensive non-exotique leathers.