I received a call from the seller of Orel retzuos. They make machine and handmade (regular and all black.) I'm not familiar with them. The family has been in the leather business for 40 years and expanded into retzuos. They presently have a local hechsher and am told Rav Moshe Shaul Klein in now giving them a hechsher as well but they don't have the letter from him yet.
They claim there will not be any problem of paint peeling and that they are very good quality and that each stage is done by hand and even the melicha is done by a yid.
I don't know anyone who is familiar with the nor have I spoken to Rav Klein yet. Does anyone have any more information or experience with this maker/these retzuos?