This pre 1972 Alfa Romeo badge is one of our most popular badges -hardly surprising as the quality of the badge is superb.
We have now had several requests from customers for this badge to be mounted into a genuine tan pigskin leather keyfob ……….so have decided to list it as a regular item.
Pigskin leather is a most up-market material which was sometimes used for special keyrings for prestige cars – the main ones being Aston Martin & Jaguar who did make use of pigskin for some of their keyrings.
It is known that Alfa Romeo did have torpedo keyrings produced in pigskin in the late 1950s and 1960s.
Pigskin leather is prized for it’s appearance and also it’s durability which makes it ideal for keyfobs.
Pigskin leather is almost a material of the past – and it took us quite some time to locate a grade of genuine pigskin leather suitable for making a leather keyfob.
Suede & nubuck pigskin seems generally available but is totally unsuitable for keyring production – the pigskin leather which we eventually tracked down was from a manufacturer of hipflasks who had closed down.
The pigskin leather had been used to cover leather panels on the hipflasks.