This item sold on October 31, 2012.
Leave it to the Swiss Army to create a beautiful way to haul their ammunition around. Now, you can peacefully use these handmade bags to haul your items on your bicycle's rack. Made from a heavy duty sage green cotton twill and saddle leather, these bags measure 11.5" Wide x 9.25" Tall x 4.12" Deep. Their capacity is approximately 3 liters. Your iPad will fit inside quite nicely. The lid is held in place by a leather thong.
I've added a simple but effective rack mount to each bag which secures the bag to your rear rack's horizontal rails (Just like a pannier would mount) with a pair of hooks. Then, a nylon strap and cam-lock buckle hold everything on and securely at the bottom. They will fit any standard diameter rack tubing (The hooks are approximately 10mm wide at the opening). You'll need a rear rack. Any of these will work: Axiom, Nitto, Tubus, Trek, Blackburn, Old Man Mountain, Jandd, etc. Contact me if you have some unique rack need!
Each bag is one-of-a-kind. Each has it's unique patina and character. I will do my best to match them up to make a pair. The leather ranges in color--Honey, Dark Amber, Espresso . The last photo shows the approximate shade of the three colors from left to right respectively. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A COLOR PREFERENCE. I'm pretty much down to the HONEY colored bags right now--ask, what I have!
They have been used and do show signs of use. The leather might have some scuffs and discoloration. The fabric may have some very light stains.
Generally, they look pretty great and it's remarkable they are about 40 to 45 years old (they are all dated with maker's marks--from the mid 1960's). They've all been cleaned by hand and the leather treated with preservative.