Our Briefcase handles are made from leather, and leather only. This includes the post handles. The handle has a surface of grain leather. The core is made up by many layers of leather that has been glued together. The result is a handle that is light, that will breathe, that will not break, and that will not irreversibly bend. Other briefcase handles that we are aware of have cores that are of carton (that can absorb sweat and rot or smell bad), plastic (that can brake) or metal (that can irreversibly bend and will make the handle heavier). Read all about what we think about Construction.