Ok...I purchased a beautiful english saddle over the weekend and have been unable to find any info on the maker. I'm going to describe it to the best of my knowledge...It is a 17" narrow tree, tan suede-like pitted material with kneerolls. I say suede-like because it is not smooth leather, yet it isn't rough suede like you would normallly see on items such as kneerolls or chaps (more like a shaved suede). Perhaps it is a synthetic material??? Now here is the best part... the billets show normal wear as if this saddle has been ridden in quite a few times. However, the seat & flaps show virtually no wear at all even where the leathers would have rubbed. I have ridden H/J most of my life and have never come across this particular brand. I normally ride in a County saddle. The tag under the flap says Martin Custom Saddlers Great Britain. All the research I have done has produced only Martin Custom Western saddles. If anyone can provide info on this brand it would be very helpful as I need to know how to clean this type of material as well as an approx value.
Thanks in advance!