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This bag reminds me of my favorite cup of coffee in shoulder bag form! This already awesome bag has been made even more so by a selective over-dye technique. At first glance it appears solid color, but then you notice the mottling where bits of the original brown peeks through on the corners and seams. The vintage bag was used by a Czech soldier in the early 50’s, so he’s broken it in beautifully, but it is in near perfect shape.

Unfortunately the date stamp is covered by the dye, but so are all the mumble jumble of numbers they had written all over it. The army would write numbers on the bag to indicate what the contents were, then as contents changed the number was crossed off and a new one was written on the bag. And repeated until it was chock full of numbers, it was not attractive.
It’s now a gorgeous espresso color and ready for a new life slung over your shoulder! This bag is an awesome way to traipse around with your Ipad!

FUN NOTE: This bag would look amazing with some art painted on it. Convo to discuss options and cost.

• 10.5”h x 9”w x 3.5”d
• 40” adjustable shoulder strap – 1 ½”wide and verycomfy
• 3 compartments to keep all your stuff in order – there are dividers that aren’t attached at the bottom.
• Nifty small pocket with a snap closure – great for a phone, keys, other things that might get lost at the bottom.
• Wooden toggles for closure, but the flap stays closed quite well on its own.
• Man Bag! Man Satchel! But women like them too!
• Ideal for an Ipad as one of the compartments is sized perfectly! Bonus!
• Uber nifty waist strap (see pic) that secures the bag around your waist too - great for traveling to prevent theft! You could also use it to hold your car keys.

. . . . . . . .CLEAN BAGS for your Carrying Pleasure . . . . . . . .

My vintage military bags go through an extensive cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing process. It’s very time consuming (and really no fun at all!) but I would want nothing less than CLEAN in a bag I purchased. Even with the rigorous cleaning, some may retain a tiny bit of the decades old military musty scent - generally only the ones with leather. Even then it’s very minor, and will go away in time. You can be sure all my bags are as clean as they will ever be!

Frequently asked questions about clpstudio

Dimensions for all bags are listed. If you're still not sure, please send me the dimensions of your computer and I'll check it out for you.
Any vintage bag can be hand washed in mild soap and line dried. Hand washing will not affect the art - the paint is permanent. It will also not affect leather trims on vintage bags. The only exceptions would be a few of the newer styles like the vertical messenger with a hard backerboard in it or the new laptop bags with leather trims.
It depends on the time of year with my painting schedule , but generally no more than 3 - 5 additional days.
If it's of similar detail and one color like others in my shop it'll vary between $5 - $10. If it's more detail and additional colors I can provide you with a quote.
This is the beauty of hand painting! Most all of the art can be painted on about any bag, unless there is a size limitation. You choose your bag and you choose your art!
More than likely not. Each style of bag is exactly the same configuration. It may vary slightly in shade or wear/storage marks on vintage bags. I have chosen to do this to keep costs at a reasonable price. If I were to take photos of each bag, by the time I color correct, crop, and edit photos there would be an increase of approximately $10 per bag. If there is something markedly different in the bag I will either note that or I will do a separate listing.

Espresso Vintage Czech Military Satchel ... Canvas Messenger Bag...Limited Edition Color


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage czech bag, dye
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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