A canvas and leather work apron made from tough 16oz canvas and Oak Bark tanned leather. Leather straps riveted with solid copper rivets and stress points reinforced with copper rivets and leather washers. Solid brass or nickel on brass buckle.Can be custom made depending on the required use. Available in a selection of colours.
I recently acquired a very limited number of vintage ‘Sakebukuro’ bags. These are bags used in the Sake making process in Japan, for filtering the rice water. They are dyed using persimmon juice, which acts like a preservative and germ killing agent for the bags. It also strengthens them and prevents them from being attacked by insects when they are stored. The resulting colours of the canvas material are beautiful and varied depending on the wear and how many times the dye has been re-applied. Some of the bags have lovely repairs which add a lot of character. A very limited number of these bags are available, and each varies in size depending on the characteristics of the piece of material. Please Note: As the fabric is many years old, the bags are suitable for light use only.
The first item is a bicycle tool bag which can be strapped to your front or rear rack, or it can be used for a multitude of other purposes. Ideal for carrying your spare inner tube, puncture repair outfit and multi-tool. If you use it for carrying tools, I suggest you wrap them in a rag to keep the shape of the bag. Sizes vary a little depending on the original bag, around 255 x 320 mm. The second is a small shoulder bag, of the same size. Both are unlined, and feature straps and closures in beautiful oak bark tanned leather, with hand burnished edges.
Supplies of these vintage bags are very limited, so hurry!
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A versatile roll top canvas and leather back pack. Big enough for a 15 inch laptop and lots of other stuff. Tough 16oz canvas outer with double thickness at the base and where straps are attached on the back. Lined with natural 12oz canvas. Straps are made from Baker’s Oak Bark tanned bridle leather with extra thick and wide 5mm stirrup leather sections for comfort on the shoulder. Inside phone/wallet pocket with snap fastener and pen holder. Heavy duty stitching and solid copper rivets, solid brass buckles. Available in Brown, Black, Olive or Orange, with Dark Havana or Light Tan straps. Ideal for cycling or general use.
Price: £250 to order
Solid leather document wallets made to order and to size required. The light tan version below is made for A4 documents with space to spare. Constructed from beautiful oak bark tanned Baker’s leather, with hand stitched Sun logo detail and solid copper rivet corner reinforcements. The other is a larger capacity version in a softer Tobacco coloured leather with riveted inside canvas pocket. All leather hand creased and edge burnished.
Price: from £120
A luxurious leather shoulder bag or musette, in simple, timeless style. Inspired by the classic cyclists musette, but in a larger more practical size for everyday use. Approximately 38cm wide and 30cm deep. Other smaller sizes available to order. Body in soft, thick, grainy leather. Various colours available depending on stock. Unlined. Internal phone/pen pocket in contrasting colour canvas, riveted into place. Adjustable strap in oak bark tanned leather in either dark brown or light tan, hand burnished edges and creasing lines. Solid copper rivets at corner stress points. Solid brass button closures. The leather used for the body of this bag was chosen for its softness and pliability and it will quickly acquire an attractive patina with use.
A classic canvas and leather bag, in simple, timeless style with the added detail of a fancy knotted rope shoulder strap. Approximately 35cm wide and 38cm deep. 16 ounce canvas outer in brown, black, olive or orange, with natural 12 ounce canvas lining. Internal phone/pen pocket in outside colour or contrasting colour canvas. Natural hemp rope strap sections with beautiful knots tied by master knot tyer Des Pawson. Type of rope and knot varies. Shoulder pad, strap fixings and closure in oak bark tanned leather in either dark brown or light tan, hand burnished edges and creasing lines. Solid copper rivets, reinforced internally with leather washers. Solid brass strap rings and button closure. A classic bag with a knotty twist.
A versatile canvas and leather hand bag with roll top. The roll top can be unfurled to expand the capacity of the bag. Large enough to accomodate a 15 inch laptop in this mode. Simple and stylish. Approximately 38cm wide and 24cm deep, expanding to 42cm deep. 16 ounce canvas outer in brown, black, olive or orange, with natural 12 ounce canvas lining. Front pocket with button closure. Straps and closure in oak bark tanned leather in either dark brown or light tan, hand burnished edges and creasing lines. Solid copper rivets, reinforced internally with leather washers. Solid brass fittings.