I recently purchased a side of veg tanned 9 oz. water buffalo to see what it’s like. It’s a dense, rugged leather that should wear well. I decided to make a bag from it. The straps on this one are Horween veg tanned horsehide. The exterior back pocket is Hermann Oak veg tanned steer. There are 3 big Horween front quarter internal pockets. The buckles and clips are solid brass. The rivets are copper and the d-rings are stainless. If anybody is interested in this one it is $200.00 + shipping. Email me at email@example.com for more pictures.