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Leather Messenger Bag (Antique Brown)

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, nickel, brass, cotton canvas, copper
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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  • Favorited by: 2 people

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, nickel, brass, cotton canvas, copper
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Favorited by: 2 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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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.

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 a light brown antique finish. Please note that this is full grain leather and as such the surface scars and imperfections from the animal are present and highlighted by the antique to give a rugged finish; this is unlike cheaper leather where the surface is removed (taking all natural beauty with it) and a false grain is imprinted.

The tabs, interior pocket and closure strap on the bag are dyed in a contrasting chocolate colour. They have been additionally secured with traditional copper saddler's rivets for maximum strength. The closure works by a simple strap loop and grommet mechanism which is securely locked in place by the passing the tongue through the loop when closed.

The bag has been hand stitched throughout with a traditional saddle stitch using a subtly contrasting, high quality brown 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 (a leather lanyard is provided and can be removed if not needed).

The fully adjustable and removable strap is made from a naturally coloured cotton canvas webbing and brass hardware. It attaches to the bag with a pair of brass 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.

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

You can watch me make a similar bag in the following video:


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.

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