I am in the process of making a bag similar to the hermes depeche briefcase. Its definitely a daunting task and i have recently been stuck on making the handles.
As you can see there is something inside the leather and i dont know what to put inside. i was thinking maybe something like in this video
at 1:15 theres something that he puts into the handle and i wanted to know if that could work although i have no idea what that is, maybe rubber?
Also i dont have the filetuesue or whatever its called from mando (the edge burning tool) and i know that hermes uses that to finish edges. If i follow Bob Park's tutorial on finishing edges without doing the polishing is it possible to get the same kind of matte edges that hermes has?