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Dads Grads Sale Vintage Ghurka Marley Hodgson Sonoma No 175 In Brown Leather- Handmade In USA - Distressed

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Ghurka bags are unique high end quality bags handmade in the U.S.A.. If you are interested in this bag and not familiar with Ghurka, please read up on Ghurka bags to learn about their quality and reputation by starting with the links below this description.

This is a Ghurka Marley Hodgson Chestnut Leather No. 175 "The Sonoma" Registration No. I-36. This bag was the 36th "No. 175 Sonoma" handcrafted by Ghurka in 1986. Every Ghurka bag is carefully identified by a coded by style number and name, year of production and the number where the particular bag fell in production. [ Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/bag-numbering-coding ]

This is a medium sized bag with a zipper closure and adjustable shoulder strap. Inside there is a fabric checker lining with one zipper pocket. While authenticating this bag I visited the Ghurka website. Currently Ghurka has a Vintage Sonoma No 175 listed for sale on its website for $1195.00. [ See photo # 5 collage, lower right hand corner showing the Sonoma No 175 Ghurka has listed.] According to Ghurka " The Sonoma No. 175 is one of the few hobo styles they made back in the 80’s and 90’s. It is made from their special Vintage Chestnut Leather 38, tanned in an organic tea of mimosa and Quebracho tree barks. This bag is large and roomy. It has signature check lining, zip top closure and a zipper pocket inside. This bag can be worn as easily during the day to the office or even in the evening at the theater."

Dimensions:

Length: 10.5 inches
Height: 7.5 inches
Width: 3.5 inches


Condition:

This bag is in a distressed condition. It appears to have been the victim of a leaky ink pen. The ink very likely penetrated the fabric lining and soaked into the leather on the side. As a result there are dark spots on the sides of the bag and some on the bottom. I have cleaned the exterior of the bag with Lexol and I have cleaned and conditioned it again with Leather CPR. However, the spots are still on the bag. I have also thoroughly cleaned the interior fabric lining. However, some stains from the ink leak remain. There are also tears on the leather piping on the corners of the bag. However, the tears have not permeated into the inside of the bag. Although the bag has spots and tears it is structurally sound and has many years of use to give. The stitching is in tact except in those areas where the tears are. Please see

To purchase the rehab'd vintage Ghurka Sonoma for $1195.00 go to this link: https://www.ghurka.com/sonoma-no-175-u19

To purchase our vintage Ghurka Sonoma No 175 for far less put this bag in your Etsy Cart

About Ghurka:

The name Ghurka was taken from the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas who since the days of the British Raj, according to the Ghurka website, have been known throughout the world for their bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty. The Company founder, Marley Hodgson, came up with the idea of starting a company creating handmade leather bags and naming it Ghurka after attending an antiquities auction in the 1970's and bidding on gear made for Ghurka regimental officers stationed in India in the early 1900's. According to the Ghurka website, Marley Hodgson was Inspired by the rugged elegance and workmanship of the 75-year-old leather and created the Ghurka leather company to make similar bags. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/about-ghurka
Ghurka bags are unique high end quality bags handmade in the U.S.A.. If you are interested in this bag and not familiar with Ghurka, please read up on Ghurka bags to learn about their quality and reputation by starting with the links below this description.

This is a Ghurka Marley Hodgson Chestnut Leather No. 175 "The Sonoma" Registration No. I-36. This bag was the 36th "No. 175 Sonoma" handcrafted by Ghurka in 1986. Every Ghurka bag is carefully identified by a coded by style number and name, year of production and the number where the particular bag fell in production. [ Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/bag-numbering-coding ]

This is a medium sized bag with a zipper closure and adjustable shoulder strap. Inside there is a fabric checker lining with one zipper pocket. While authenticating this bag I visited the Ghurka website. Currently Ghurka has a Vintage Sonoma No 175 listed for sale on its website for $1195.00. [ See photo # 5 collage, lower right hand corner showing the Sonoma No 175 Ghurka has listed.] According to Ghurka " The Sonoma No. 175 is one of the few hobo styles they made back in the 80’s and 90’s. It is made from their special Vintage Chestnut Leather 38, tanned in an organic tea of mimosa and Quebracho tree barks. This bag is large and roomy. It has signature check lining, zip top closure and a zipper pocket inside. This bag can be worn as easily during the day to the office or even in the evening at the theater."

Dimensions:

Length: 10.5 inches
Height: 7.5 inches
Width: 3.5 inches


Condition:

This bag is in a distressed condition. It appears to have been the victim of a leaky ink pen. The ink very likely penetrated the fabric lining and soaked into the leather on the side. As a result there are dark spots on the sides of the bag and some on the bottom. I have cleaned the exterior of the bag with Lexol and I have cleaned and conditioned it again with Leather CPR. However, the spots are still on the bag. I have also thoroughly cleaned the interior fabric lining. However, some stains from the ink leak remain. There are also tears on the leather piping on the corners of the bag. However, the tears have not permeated into the inside of the bag. Although the bag has spots and tears it is structurally sound and has many years of use to give. The stitching is in tact except in those areas where the tears are. Please see

To purchase the rehab'd vintage Ghurka Sonoma for $1195.00 go to this link: https://www.ghurka.com/sonoma-no-175-u19

To purchase our vintage Ghurka Sonoma No 175 for far less put this bag in your Etsy Cart

About Ghurka:

The name Ghurka was taken from the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas who since the days of the British Raj, according to the Ghurka website, have been known throughout the world for their bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty. The Company founder, Marley Hodgson, came up with the idea of starting a company creating handmade leather bags and naming it Ghurka after attending an antiquities auction in the 1970's and bidding on gear made for Ghurka regimental officers stationed in India in the early 1900's. According to the Ghurka website, Marley Hodgson was Inspired by the rugged elegance and workmanship of the 75-year-old leather and created the Ghurka leather company to make similar bags. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/about-ghurka

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Reviewed by FilCoco
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2018
The strap is dry, but the bag is oiled and shined as new:). thank you
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Reviewed by Sacha
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 14, 2018
This item was shipped off extremely quickly and arrived fairly quickly, even though it had to go through customs. The bag itself was described correctly in terms of condition, the only critique I might have is that perhaps a better resolution image might be more helpful, I wondered if the photo quality was just an etsy issue but I think it might be camera related. That being said, I struggled to find this particular bag anywhere else and I'm very happy to have it. Thanks very much!
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Dads Grads Sale Vintage Ghurka Marley Hodgson Sonoma No 175 In Brown Leather- Handmade In USA - Distressed

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Solid brass hardware, Brass zipper closure, Leather strap with brass peg adjusters, tanned in an organic tea of mimosa, and Quebracho tree barks, Checker fabric lining, Interior zipper pocket, 10 and a half inches L x 7 and a half H by, 3 and a half inches Wide, Handmade in USA, Ghurka Sonoma No 175, Great gift
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