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Ghurka Marley Hodgson Barrister Briefcase In Chestnut Leather- Style No 85- Handmade In The United States- Rare Bag

Ghurka Marley Hodgson Barrister Briefcase In Chestnut Leather- Style No 85- Handmade In The United States- Rare Bag

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Striking chestnut French calfskin, Solid brass hardware, Leather flap over cover, Leather strap and brass buckle closure, Full length pocket under flap, 4 gussets with interior zipper pocket, Full length slip pocket on rear exterior, Adjustable detachable leather carrying strap, Brass feet, Hand made in Connecticut USA, 17 inches L x 11 and a half H x 6 inches Wide, Great gift
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Description

In the United Kingdom legal representatives are divided into Barristers and Solicitors. A Barrister is the professional who advocates on behalf of a client at trial. A Solicitor is the professional who performs legal work outside of the court room. In the United States a lawyer usually performs most functions but many specialize in trial work and many specialize in transactional work outside of the court room.

The Ghurka Marley Hodgson Number 85 is called the 'Barrister'. However, it's the perfect briefcase for any lawyer who wants to impress upon their clients how seriously they take their case.

This is a striking Ghurka Marley Hodgson Chestnut Leather No. 85 "Barrister". It bears Registration No. T 1 which under the Ghurka registration code means it was manufactured in 1997. 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. The code T-1 on this bag means it was the 1st style "No. 85 Barrister" handcrafted by Ghurka in 1997. [ Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. https://www.ghurka.com/the-ghurka-story ]

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 bag is designed for the busy professional. Whether your a practicing lawyer, doctor, accountant, business executive or other professional, this bag provides what you need. The case has ample storage for all of the electronic devices, writing gear, files and books a professional practitioner needs. It has a leather handle, a leather flap over closure secured by leather straps with brass buckles. There is a full length pocket under the flap followed by 4 gussets ( compartments) to facilitate organization and storage with plenty of space between them. There is also a zippered pocket and pen and pencil sleeves. The outside rear has a full length slip pocket. The bag is large enough to accommodate laptops under 17 inches in size. The exterior dimensions are 17 inches long, 11 1/2 inches high, and 6 inches wide. The hardware is brass. It has a detachable adjustable leather carrying strap with brass spring clips. There are also brass feet to assist in keeping the bottom of the case off of damaging surfaces.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 11.5 inches
Width: 6 inches

Condition:

This bag is in good used condition but it is not without signs of use. It has no holes that compromise its structure and it is structurally sound. All hardware works as intended. The inside is very clean and well maintained. However, it does have some tears in the leather beading and bottom corners that expose the underlying protective leather. It also has a lot of scuffing and scratching on the front flap between the leather straps. Finally, there is a crease in the leather on the rear in the center. I have singled out these flaws in the collage in photo 10. Please see all photos for best depiction of condition of this bag and ask for more if you need them.

This bag is a good value at the price we have listed it. At the time this bag was listed there were only 3 other Ghurka Barristers listed for sale in the vintage marketplace. None was under $850 and the highest priced was over $1600. See that bag at this link http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Marley-Hodgson-Ghurka-85-Barrister-in-Saddle-Brown-Leather-FANTASTIC-/272565707902?hash=item3f762ea47e:g:RxMAAOSwWxNYrfLq There may be more scuffs and scratches on our bag but in my mind the difference is not significant enough to warrant paying the $16795 they are asking as opposed to the $549.00 we are asking.

About Ghurka bags:

This is what Ghurka has to say about the materials and process they use for their bags:

Our Leather

Ghurka leather is never pretreated to remove any flaws, we must begin by using the most naturally flawless hides available. While we utilize a variety of leather types based on which is best suited to a particular product, the majority of our goods are made from French calfskin. Calfskin has a finer grain and softer feel than traditional cowhide as the younger age of the animal brings less exposure to the harsh elements, the main cause of imperfection. French calfskin in particular is considered the finest in the world due to the fact that farms in France do not use barbed wire, one of the leading causes of mars and scratches. As no two skins are completely alike, each and every handcrafted leather Ghurka product will have an individual character that adds to its unique patina as it ages.

The Stitching

We use an extra-thick spun nylon that should never snap or fray, and all of our craftsmen ensure that each and every piece is stitched to our exacting standards. A careful review of any two parts of a Ghurka leather luggage piece will reveal exactly the same number of stitches per inch, a requirement for anything that leaves our workshop. The placement of these stitches is equally exact, precisely laid out to the millimeter to ensure that every bit of leather is assembled to last a lifetime.

The Brass

Brass is the only metal we've found that offers the strength, durability, and reliability that have become our hallmark. Every single piece of our hardware - from zippers, buckles, and hooks to the smallest of snaps and rivets are made solely from this rugged and beautiful material. A great deal of time and expense has been invested in perfecting our brass zippers. Every single tooth is individually machined and polished to ensure flawless operation after years of continuous use. And since all of our leather briefcase and leather travel bag hardware is solid brass and never plated, it too will develop a unique character and patina as it ages alongside our famous leather.

The Process

Since our founding, Ghurka has set out to manufacture the highest handcrafted leather goods available in the U.S. This has always begun with using only the finest hides in the world. While there are endless varieties of leather available, only a handful pass the rigorous selection process required to bear the Ghurka medallion. Likewise, our signature solid brass hardware and trademark stitching process ensure that our bags deliver an paralleled owner experience and lifetime of use.

About the Ghurka company:

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

If you like this vintage Ghurka bag and want to see similar leather products from Ghurka, Coach, Hartmann, and other reputable manufacturers at a fraction of the original cost, please visit our shop ProVintageGear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
In the United Kingdom legal representatives are divided into Barristers and Solicitors. A Barrister is the professional who advocates on behalf of a client at trial. A Solicitor is the professional who performs legal work outside of the court room. In the United States a lawyer usually performs most functions but many specialize in trial work and many specialize in transactional work outside of the court room.

The Ghurka Marley Hodgson Number 85 is called the 'Barrister'. However, it's the perfect briefcase for any lawyer who wants to impress upon their clients how seriously they take their case.

This is a striking Ghurka Marley Hodgson Chestnut Leather No. 85 "Barrister". It bears Registration No. T 1 which under the Ghurka registration code means it was manufactured in 1997. 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. The code T-1 on this bag means it was the 1st style "No. 85 Barrister" handcrafted by Ghurka in 1997. [ Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. https://www.ghurka.com/the-ghurka-story ]

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 bag is designed for the busy professional. Whether your a practicing lawyer, doctor, accountant, business executive or other professional, this bag provides what you need. The case has ample storage for all of the electronic devices, writing gear, files and books a professional practitioner needs. It has a leather handle, a leather flap over closure secured by leather straps with brass buckles. There is a full length pocket under the flap followed by 4 gussets ( compartments) to facilitate organization and storage with plenty of space between them. There is also a zippered pocket and pen and pencil sleeves. The outside rear has a full length slip pocket. The bag is large enough to accommodate laptops under 17 inches in size. The exterior dimensions are 17 inches long, 11 1/2 inches high, and 6 inches wide. The hardware is brass. It has a detachable adjustable leather carrying strap with brass spring clips. There are also brass feet to assist in keeping the bottom of the case off of damaging surfaces.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 11.5 inches
Width: 6 inches

Condition:

This bag is in good used condition but it is not without signs of use. It has no holes that compromise its structure and it is structurally sound. All hardware works as intended. The inside is very clean and well maintained. However, it does have some tears in the leather beading and bottom corners that expose the underlying protective leather. It also has a lot of scuffing and scratching on the front flap between the leather straps. Finally, there is a crease in the leather on the rear in the center. I have singled out these flaws in the collage in photo 10. Please see all photos for best depiction of condition of this bag and ask for more if you need them.

This bag is a good value at the price we have listed it. At the time this bag was listed there were only 3 other Ghurka Barristers listed for sale in the vintage marketplace. None was under $850 and the highest priced was over $1600. See that bag at this link http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Marley-Hodgson-Ghurka-85-Barrister-in-Saddle-Brown-Leather-FANTASTIC-/272565707902?hash=item3f762ea47e:g:RxMAAOSwWxNYrfLq There may be more scuffs and scratches on our bag but in my mind the difference is not significant enough to warrant paying the $16795 they are asking as opposed to the $549.00 we are asking.

About Ghurka bags:

This is what Ghurka has to say about the materials and process they use for their bags:

Our Leather

Ghurka leather is never pretreated to remove any flaws, we must begin by using the most naturally flawless hides available. While we utilize a variety of leather types based on which is best suited to a particular product, the majority of our goods are made from French calfskin. Calfskin has a finer grain and softer feel than traditional cowhide as the younger age of the animal brings less exposure to the harsh elements, the main cause of imperfection. French calfskin in particular is considered the finest in the world due to the fact that farms in France do not use barbed wire, one of the leading causes of mars and scratches. As no two skins are completely alike, each and every handcrafted leather Ghurka product will have an individual character that adds to its unique patina as it ages.

The Stitching

We use an extra-thick spun nylon that should never snap or fray, and all of our craftsmen ensure that each and every piece is stitched to our exacting standards. A careful review of any two parts of a Ghurka leather luggage piece will reveal exactly the same number of stitches per inch, a requirement for anything that leaves our workshop. The placement of these stitches is equally exact, precisely laid out to the millimeter to ensure that every bit of leather is assembled to last a lifetime.

The Brass

Brass is the only metal we've found that offers the strength, durability, and reliability that have become our hallmark. Every single piece of our hardware - from zippers, buckles, and hooks to the smallest of snaps and rivets are made solely from this rugged and beautiful material. A great deal of time and expense has been invested in perfecting our brass zippers. Every single tooth is individually machined and polished to ensure flawless operation after years of continuous use. And since all of our leather briefcase and leather travel bag hardware is solid brass and never plated, it too will develop a unique character and patina as it ages alongside our famous leather.

The Process

Since our founding, Ghurka has set out to manufacture the highest handcrafted leather goods available in the U.S. This has always begun with using only the finest hides in the world. While there are endless varieties of leather available, only a handful pass the rigorous selection process required to bear the Ghurka medallion. Likewise, our signature solid brass hardware and trademark stitching process ensure that our bags deliver an paralleled owner experience and lifetime of use.

About the Ghurka company:

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

If you like this vintage Ghurka bag and want to see similar leather products from Ghurka, Coach, Hartmann, and other reputable manufacturers at a fraction of the original cost, please visit our shop ProVintageGear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

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