This bison leather bag is lightweight and perfectly sized for essentials. It's small but mighty, with a hidden 2" gusset at the base to expand for extra storage. There is a hidden snap under the flap to keep your things safe and secure.
The front flap showcases the natural edge of the hide, and each one I make is different. If you'd like a different shape or look, feel free to get in touch. Please note: the bag you buy will look slightly different from the photo, since each hide is unique.
10" x 7" x 2" (gusset)
Strap drop: 22 1/2"
Strap length: 47"
About the Leather
My collection is made of Horween leather, tanned in Chicago by a family-owned tannery in operation since 1905. Horween has created some of the finest leathers in the industry for over 100 years. This leather is not only durable, but it will age beautifully with very little care. This bag will work hard for years, and it will just keep looking better.
About the Creation
I create each piece one at a time, and every part of a single bag is from the same animal. The pattern is laid out on the hide, making use of the best natural properties of different parts of the animal (along the back is best for the strap, the flanks and belly better for the body of the bag, the hind quarters best for lacing). Each part is then cut out by hand, and the placement of each stitch is measured and marked. Holes are punched with a hand press where each piece of the lacing with go. Finally, the pieces are laced together using long strips of hide. This bag is crafted using an ancient technique that results in a timeless, beautiful, and incomparably sturdy bag.