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For sale here is a leather messenger bag which was entirely hand made by me at my workshop in Yorkshire. This bag was made using top quality materials and traditional leatherwork techniques; it took many long hours over a period of several months to create.

The bag is described here as a messenger bag but has no specific purpose; it is equally for a lady or a gentleman and can be used for any event. It would be equally at home as a bag for work, travel, outdoors or leisure.

The bag is made from premium quality, full grain vegetable tanned leather which has been dyed with chocolate coloured professional oil dye. The leather has been finished with a penetrating beeswax based conditioner in order to protect the leather from the weather as much as possible (please note bags such as this should still be kept out of heavy rain if possible).

The bag has been hand stitched throughout with a traditional saddle stitch using a subtly contrasting, high quality Havanna coloured Tiger thread.

The size of the bag is ~ 9.75" (w) x 10.5" (h) x 3.5" (d). The bag is suitable for carrying a full sized iPad and a slip pocket is provided internally which can be used for this purpose (as shown in the photos).

The inside of the bag is otherwise kept plain to allow you to best use the space however you like, except for a small D-ring which can be used to attach your keys on a lanyard.

On the outside of the bag is a grab handle which is secured with traditional, hand-hammered copper rivets for unparalleled strength. This comfortable handle can be used to turn the bag into hand luggage if you remove the strap, or just to make it easier to manoeuvre.

The fully adjustable and removable strap is made from a combination of olive coloured cotton canvas webbing, matching chocolate leather and solid brass British hardware. It attaches to the bad with a pair of high quality nickel swivel clips.

Underneath the flap of the bag is a small additional pocket which can be used to store items which you need quickly to hand such as travel passes, headphones etc. Finally, the bag closes with an attractive yet simple turn buckle clasp.

All edges on the bag have been dyed, bevelled and burnished to give a smooth and glossy appearance.

You can watch me make this bag in the following video:


This special item would give any owner many long years of service, it took an awfully long time to make but I am very proud of the end result!


If you would like to buy this bag and are outside the UK you have a couple of different options regarding postage. Because the value of the bag is over £250 I cannot send it using the normal postage service, it has to be sent with ParcelForce Worldwide. This increases the price for postage quite dramatically! I can ship the item to you fully tracked and insured at the prices indicated or I can ship it with only £250 insurance using the normal service which should save around 50-65% on the postage. However if shipped with lower insurance and it is lost in the post I can only refund £250 of the purchase price so that is a risk you would be taking. If you would like to do this please go ahead and purchase the bag and I can then refund any difference owed. Please feel free to discuss this with me if you are a genuine buyer interested in the item. All postage is at cost.

Leather Messenger Bag (Chocolate)


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, nickel, brass, cotton canvas, copper
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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