The leather has worn in places so it appears to me to be real leather but
it feels different than standard leather. My father owed a shoe repair shop
and this is not your basic cow hide
Im not familiar with reptile type leather.
I tried the tests for bakelite. When I rubbed it smelled funny but I don't think
its bakelite. I dont have any 409 spray or the other chrome cleaner it indicated
but I have brasso. It cleaned it nicely but it didn't have yellow and if it was
lacquered it would have come off, so my guess is celluloid. I don't know for
sure though. Here are the additional pics of the brush! Thanks!