I've finished my first total leather remake. Already sold to a forum member. Shoulder straps are wider, 2" and longer. This leather is expensive, I don't buy strapping, I cut all parts out of full hides, cutting around and avoiding the weaker areas of the hide. New price will be $130 with a bread bag. After Fiebings oil dye and Obenauf's LP a rich mahogany color is the result. This is an oil finish, it will not be shiny. Upkeep is with Obenauf's wax-grease which I send with each pack. I re-used all the original hardware but I could not duplicate the stud attachments for the shoulder straps, these are new ones. The wax thread hand-stitching keeps to the original Swiss work, I made the sternum strap to match. Notes: I'm still doing the refurbs which keep the original shoulder straps. Those are still $100 shipped. In general the Swiss rucksacks are in decent shape. Not mint. Good enough to justify refurbs. I don't repair small holes in the canvas, I think patches or zig-zag mending looks bad. I will tell you if there are any cosmetic issues. Sincere thanks to my great customers, hope they will enjoy these old rucks that have a lot of class.