Hermès Birkin 45 HAC Red Buffalo Gold Hardware
What a bag at a great price - Travel in style baby, there is nothing better than a beat up Red HAC Birkin to take on the plane, or the Hamptons for the weekend.
Hermes Water buffalo hide. This leather has the interesting characteristic of absorbing the dye darkest in the center of the grain. Buffalo is known for its softness and rough grain size. Currently Buffalo is being used as trim in some bags that are crafted mostly of fabrics. Due to its water resistance, is commonly used in bags such as the Garden Party line.
About HAC Travel Bags — The “HAC” bag was originally produced for cavalry solders to store their boots and saddles in. Still around but rarely seen the Hermes HAC bags have been referred to by one blogger as the “Unicorn of Hermes bags” as they are so rarely seen. This could be due to the fact that they are a pretty impressive & most practical of travel weekend bags. Condition rank: Good.
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.