I've been enjoying working with some nice 4-5oz oiled leather this week. I really love oiled leather. This stuff is soft and supple, but extremely durable as well. I chose it for the messenger bag I made over the weekend because oiled leather is much better at holding up to the elements than other tanning methods. A good messenger bag for a guy like me should be able to handle a little rugged use, so it seemed the logical choice. It also happens to look gorgeous, smell great, and feel wonderful. I'm happy with the finished product, and will be offering bags like this made to order.