The eighteen-panel leather ball.
Until 1970 this was the football used in
official matches and international tournaments.
This splendid Manufactum ball is even
better than its predecessors: made
from bark-tanned Allgäu cowhides, it is
sewn together from 18 leather strips, as
is the tradition.
Inside, it is reinforced with two layers of
textile and a latex bladder. It is not cheap,
so you should look after it with leather
oil, but you should also use it, as
weathering makes it more attractive.
The picture shows the difference between
»new« and »used«.