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.
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.
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. Their cost, pending any additions, is about $480.
I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me.
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.
I mailed this bag out and the woman who purchased it replied: