What material is Toron?

Kitsunegrl

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I was just looking at the Kensington on the LV website. The descriptions says Toron handles and a cowhide strap. What is Toron? Thanks!
 

fabuleux

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I was just looking at the Kensington on the LV website. The descriptions says Toron handles and a cowhide strap. What is Toron? Thanks!
Toron actually describes a rolled handle. It's the process of building a handle around a piece of leather or other material. Sorry, it's hard to explain but here is a picture (non LV):
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The "Poignée Toron," which you find on many LV bags, is a more difficult handle to construct than let's say the leather strap on a NF.