Hermès HAC Birkin 40 Black Matte Porosus Crocodile Palladium Hardware
The HAC Birkin, commonly referred to as the "original Birkin," has a rich history dating back almost 100 years. Initially designed to carry a saddle, these bags have become a favorite for their spacious interiors and durable handles, making them the perfect travel companion. This absolutely stunning and rare example boasts Black Matte Porosus Crocodile, a grand travel companion.
The HAC Birkin was first created in 1892 by Émile-Maurice Hermès, who was inspired by the totes used by Argentinian cowboys during his trip to South America. Over the years, other bags, such as the Kelly in 1956 and the Birkin in 1984, have been created with the HAC as their muse. While the Birkin was modified to be shorter and smaller with slightly longer handles, it still embodies the original form and size of the HAC, ranging from 40 cm to 55 cm. However, its large size can also be seen as a hindrance, as it may not be as popular among men. Spotting a HAC Birkin in the wild is a rare sight, but when you do, it's hard not to stop and admire its grandeur.
Material: Matte Porosus Crocodile
Collection: 2016, X
40cm: 16" L x 9.5" W x 14" H
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.