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 leather messenger bags 
 made in the USA with leather that is tanned in the USA 
 This bag is made with Rust colored leather. The dimensions of it are about 10" wide by 11" high by 4". It has a large pocket on the front and another similar full width pocket located on the inside/back. It also has side pockets whose 4" width make them quite usable. 
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handbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather constructionhandbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather construction
handbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather constructionhandbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather constructionhandbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather construction
handbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather constructionhandbags and purses made with large brass zippers using braided leather construction
 Another woman from Piedmont, California purchased a messenger bag similar to this one and had the following to say about it: 
Dear Dave - My purse just came and I absolutely love it. The work and detail you put in to it is remarkable. I have never found anything this handsome/lovely in the stores....and believe me I have looked! You definitely are an artist and superb craftsman. Thank you, thank you, thank you - I know I will enjoy my new purse for years to come. Gratefully, Kristin 
 The woman who first requested this design had the following to say about it: 
 This bag is wonderful! The leather quality, craftsmanship, and uniqueness surpass most high-end designer bags. I love it. 
 E. Thielenhaus
 Novato, CA

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  These custom messenger bags are made with 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather. They have large brass (YKK #10) zippers that span the top of the bag and extend down each side a couple of inches - this allows good access. This bag enables pockets on all four of its sides - inside or outside. The wide braided straps can be made to any length. 
 Truly handmade - no electricity is used to make them 
handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
messenger bag built using braided leather construction. messenger bag built using braided leather construction.
messenger bag built using braided leather construction. messenger bag built using braided leather construction. messenger bag built using braided leather construction.
messenger bag built using braided leather construction. messenger bag built using braided leather construction.
handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com  
 or my ISP andlea@paulbunyan.net 

 Most every time I've made this style, it's been made a different size. This two-tone one is about 12" wide by 10" high by 4". I like the ones that are wider than they are high ...they have longer zippers for better access. 

 This bag has four pockets - three on the outside (front and sides) and one on the inside back. 

 The 36" long strap is not braided ...which keeps the price down a bit. 
 This picture shows how good of a photographer I am not. :)  However, besides the lighting, it's not so bad, so here it is. 

 It's about 10" wide by 11" high by 3" and has four pockets and a braided strap. Something different about it than most others I've made ...the front pocket is braided across the top of it. 
 This one is about 8" wide by 8.5" high by 3" and it has two full width pockets - one on the outside front and another on the inside back. It has no side pockets. 

 While pockets can be put on the outside or inside, I recommend they not be back to back on the same wall ...because they tend to compete with each other for space. 
 Another wider than high messenger bag. It's dimensions are about 12" wide by 10" wide by 4". It has a braided strap and four pockets - three on the outside (front and sides) and one on the inside back. 
handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
 I mailed this bag out and the woman who purchased it replied: 

 Subject:   Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You 
 
Text:  THAT IS THE GREATEST HANDBAG OF ALL TIME!!! I just love it. Thank you soooooo much! 
These messenger leather purses are built using a braided construction method with strong, supple, long lasting 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather. Handmade, no electricity is used to build them. They all have large brass zippers (YKK #10) that are attached with hand sewn 5 ply nylon thread. This particular bag is made with Rust colored leather. The dimensions of it are about 10" wide by 11" high by 4". It has a full width pocket on the front and another full width pocket on the inside/back. It also has pockets on each side whose 4" width make them quite usable.
This Black messenger purse is about 8" wide by 8.5" high by 3". It has two full width pockets - one on the outside front and another on the inside back. It has no side pockets. Besides all the seams be braided together, it's 1-1/2" wide strap has braiding down the center length of it.
 This two-tone messenger bag is about 12" wide by 10" wide by 4". I like the fact that these wider than high bags have a longer zippers. This bag has four pockets - three on the outside (front and sides) and one on the inside back. The 36" long strap on this one is not braided.
 Another wider than high messenger bag. It's dimensions are about 12" wide by 10" wide by 4". It has a braided strap and four pockets - three on the outside (front and sides) and one on the inside back. Like with all of these bags, it's large brass zipper that has a long leather strap on the pull tab/slide.
 Another handmade custom leather purse. This one is about 10" wide by 11" high by 3". It has four pockets and a braided strap. Something different about it than most others I've made ...the front pocket is braided across the top of it.