I just can't help comparing that case to the brand new canvas case Jeff's Outfitters has on sale for $129.95...Geo
There really is no comparison. Vintage English made cases are just the best. Modern discount cases are just that.
In what way or ways are vintage English made cases just the best versus newer modern discount cases? I am not trying to start an argument here. I simply want to know what design or manufacturing feature make the difference you present here.
Just my opinion;
The leather is a better quality. The construction is solid, the interior baize is better quality, and the lock/latch is superior. There is a downside though. They often smell like a mix of some English castle dungeon and Rangoon oil. Buy what you think is best and what you can afford. The OP case is a nice quality case.