About Each Case Color
Khaki Brown Leather Case – Mud Leather
The Khaki Brown case of KANN MAX uses Walpier vegetable tanned leather. This is Astell&Kern’s first-time using Mud leather, which is a leather product that contains a unique beauty with a strong, yet soft feel. Mud leather is processed using raw hides from northern France that have narrow pores and excellent quality.
This high quality, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather undergoes minimal artificial post-processing which produces a beautiful, natural luster while maintaining some of the original and natural markings. Since Mud is milled leather, the original grain is well preserved and remains true to its natural embossed texture. Although it is a very tough and durable leather, it has a unique feature of having a soft, smooth feel that is achieved by applying a light paraffin wax one time prior to milling.
Black Leather Case – Buttero Leather
The black color case of KANN MAX uses Walpier’s Buttero leather. Buttero leather is a leather made by milling the leather to make it soft and natural on the surface. Buttero leather, like other leather used by Walpier, is manufactured from the finest French hides, so the texture is dense, and the surface is smooth.
Due to Walpier’s highly regarded method of vegetable tanning, the Buttero leather boasts excellent color with a perfect surface finish and is highly resistant to scratches. This allows manufacturers to utilize the original texture of the leather without the problems normally associated with other vegetable processing.
Bluish Green Leather Case – Minerva Leather
Minerva leather, unlike Minerva Box, is a plain, un-milled leather that looks matte at first, but as it gets used, the color deepens and the luster increases, so you can see and feel the change over time. Minerva is a vegetable tanned leather made using the unique Vacchetta method from Tuscany. At first, the leather looks matte with a lack of sheen, but over time it adds a natural luster and deepens the color. This is because there is no artificial coating on the leather surface, so the gloss rises naturally from the oil contained in the leather itself as it is used. As with other vegetable tanned leathers, Minerva is especially beautiful with time.