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SKU 01-10-0032-SM

10" Grandfather Case

$429.00

How It's Made - Leather Grandfather Case

What People Think

5

Small but mighty

I have the 10” Grandfather Case in tobacco, the 13” Grandfather Case in DCB, the 15” Grandfather Briefcase in chestnut, and the Grandfather Overnight Case arriving today in chestnut. Needless to say I’m crazy for these cases. From my earliest days of collecting vintage Hartmann cases of similar construction in belting leather, I’ve always loved this boxy old school style. I was shocked when I saw that Saddleback was reviving this style, but I’m grateful. Even when not in use, they make excellent display pieces and storage for prized keepsakes. The 10” case is the smallest but would make an awesome wedding gift, jewelry box, keepsake box, or even a purse. I have the 10” Grandfather Case in tobacco, the 13” Grandfather Case in DCB, the 15” Grandfather Briefcase in chestnut, and the Grandfather Overnight Case arriving today in chestnut. Needless to say I’m crazy about these cases. From my earliest days of collecting vintage Hartmann cases of similar construction in belting leather, I’ve always loved this boxy old school style. I was shocked when I saw that Saddleback was reviving this style, but I’m grateful. Even when not in use, they make excellent display pieces and storage for prized keepsakes. The 10” is the smallest case but would make an excellent wedding gift, jewelry box, keepsake box, or even a purse. I’ve had to sell much of my leather collection to afford these, but I was glad to do it. I’m even considering selling some of my extremely rare pieces made from hides recovered from the 1786 shipwreck of the Dutch ship Metta Catharina in order to afford new Grandfather Collection pieces that might be on the horizon.
12th May 2022
Mike Abbey
5

10 inch grandfather case

Great bag very well made. Great for everyday items and art supplies water is needed fits a mini iPad and all the other things you need during the day. That said I do want to find some kind of a insert or divider to keep it more organized and easier to find stuff, but love it and carry it everyday
3rd Mar 2022
Shawn Woolley
5

10" Grandfather Case

Not a grandfather yet ( but soon) and have been looking for a case like this for a long time. Bought wife & I one each. I use mine like a mini briefcase, but for my grab & go items. With the side opening like a briefcase it is so easy to grab what you need without rummaging deep into a bag. Perfect carryon too. Only had it a very short time and it is already getting a nice patina and markings.
22nd Feb 2022
JOHN B.
5

A lifetime keepsake and a work of art

I bought this for my daughter on her 16th birthday. She absolutely loves it and will be with her for decades to come. The craftsmanship is exceptional. Not my first purchase from Saddleback and not my last. My daughter is now hooked as well.
6th Feb 2022
Chris B.
The 10-inch Grandfather Case is a high-quality leather case that is built to last.

We feel like we’ve designed the strongest, coolest, and most eye-catching leather case in the world. It’s like a nice small leather briefcase your grandfather would have carried that you don’t see anymore, until now. See, in the old days of our grandfathers, craftsmanship meant something. Things in those days were made to last and quality was highly valued. The Grandfather Case is like that, built to last a lifetime. It’s made from top-quality, full-grain leather that will only look better with age. The stitching is impeccable and the hardware is solid surgical-grade 316 stainless steel. Like they used to make them, but better.

See, in the old days of our grandfathers, craftsmanship meant something. Things in those days were made to last, not slapped together in some factory overseas but handcrafted by skilled artisans. The Grandfather Case is like that.

This case was built to last a lifetime and maybe even longer. So go ahead and take it on your next big adventure because we know it can handle anything you throw its way.

Design of this Leather Case

The 10” Grandfather Case, like all of our leather pieces, is over-engineered. We only use the toughest materials: full-grain leather, strong pigskin lining, and premium UV-resistant marine-grade polyester thread (the stuff they use on ship sails). The bottom of the hard case is lined with durable and smooth pigskin, which is even tougher than our leather. Constructed by hand every step of the way, all corners are reinforced with hand-hammered rivets. The hinge is made entirely of leather - it will never rust or break. A sturdy carrying handle on top lays flat when not in use. 

Materials

The Grandfather Case is made of top-quality, full-grain leather that will only look better with age. The stitching is impeccable, and the hardware is solid surgical-grade 316 stainless steel.

The 10" Grandfather Case is made of full-grain leather and is over-engineered with tough materials, including pigskin lining and UV-resistant marine-grade polyester thread.

Full Grain Leather, Not The Cheap Genuine Leather

We only use full-grain leather, which is the strongest and most resistant cow leather you can find. It’s called “full-grain” because none of the leather is shaved off. The full toughest top layer is still there. That’s why it’s so thick and strong. The next step down would be top grain. You have top grain with a small amount of the best stuff shaved off. After that, you can shave more and end up with genuine leather.

Everyone wants to know one thing after learning this. If the full grain is the best, then why wouldn’t everyone use it? The answer comes down to profits. See, that outer layer can have scars, from bug bites and bat bites to branding and scratches. So to get a beautiful piece of full grain, you have to cut off all of that. That is what we do. We cut off the damaged pieces and use only the best part of the hide, so our leather cases look great and age beautifully.

Lining of these Leather Cases

It’s designed with no breakable parts like buttons or snaps. To add even more durability, the inside top and bottom of the entire case is lined with pigskin, which is even tougher than cowskin, instead of being lined with some brittle fabric with flowers on it that rips and tears with minimal use. 

This full grain leather case can be used to store a variety of items, including jewelry, a camera, or a pistol.

Thread to keep the Leather Case Together

Everything is sewn together with the strongest thread we can get, marine-grade polyester. It’s the same stuff sail makers use on boat sails, and those things take a beating from high winds every time they’re used. It’s much better than using the typical nylon thread because it never decomposes, so it’ll hold the case together forever.

The Finest Hardware in our Leather Cases

When it comes to over-engineering, our hardware takes the “Excessive Award.” We only use 316 stainless steel, so it will never rust. If you could load 750 lbs. in the leather case, our hardware wouldn’t break. There’s no other leather case out there like ours.

The 10” Leather Case Includes An Adjustable Shoulder Strap

We even added an adjustable shoulder strap because we know you’ll want to take this case with you everywhere. It is also removable if you prefer to carry it by hand. You are bound to receive a compliment from almost anyone you pass, from the rich to the nomad, even a rich nomad. No one will know what you have inside, but they might all assume it is either full of hundred-dollar bills or protection. But you can just carry the content of your pockets in it.

The full grain is the best part of the hide, so we use it to make our leather cases look great and age beautifully.

Functionality of the 10” Leather Case

This full grain leather case was designed with the intent to be a small camera case when we travel for product videos and photos. We soon realized that it could be used for far more: organize your jewelry or keepsakes, use it as a range case to show off your prized pistol, pilots can use it as a headset case, or give it to your kid and they’ll have one of the coolest (and most expensive) lunch boxes at school.

A Leather Case for Jewelry

You invest in your jewelry; shouldn’t you invest in an exemplary, elegant, yet rugged leather case to keep your jewelry together? You could even place costume jewelry in it, and no one would suspect a thing if it came out of such a fine leather case.

A Leather Case For Your Keepsakes

Even if the keepsakes have personal value and no monetary value, they’re still important to you. Therefore, they deserve to be kept in a case that will protect them.

A Pistol Case for the Discerning Gun Owner

If you’re going to spend the money on a fine firearm, why not get a display case that does it justice? Our leather cases are perfect for showing off your prized possessions.

A leather case is perfect for keeping your jewelry together. Whether you have costume jewelry or valuable pieces, a leather case can help protect your items and ensure that they stay in good condition.

A Headset Case for Pilots

If you’re a pilot, you know just how important it is to have a good headset. So keep your headset safe and sound in one of our leather cases.

The Perfect Lunch Box

Forget those flimsy plastic lunch boxes that tear easily and get bent out of shape. Instead, our leather cases make the perfect lunch box for kids and adults alike. Sure, it might be the fanciest lunchbox and the most expensive, but you will never have to replace it.

A Full Grain Leather Cigar Humidor

If you are, or you know someone serious about their cigars, you might have just discovered the perfect use for this leather case. Just grab this and a portable hydrometer and a humidity stick, and you are good to go.

GoPro Leather Case

The perfect size to store your GoPro and accessories. Whether you’re using it for photography or videography, this case will keep your GoPro and accessories safe and sound.

We believe art is something one puts skill and talent into that brings joy to people. And it’s not always something we need. It can take the form of songwriting, filmmaking, photography, woodworking, sculpture, painting and more. Saddleback Leather

A Leather Case To Store Old Phones In

People like to hold on to their old phones, from that outdated iPhone 12 Pro to the old Samsung or other android phones. You can toss each phone in here to remember the old days. So pull that old apple phone out of your leather case and reminisce about the good old days.

A Leather Case for Gold and Silver Bars

You’ve finally done it. You’ve saved up enough money to buy gold and silver bars, and now you need a safe place to store them. Our leather cases are perfect for storing your precious metals. Keep them safe and sound until you need them.

As you can see, there are so many uses for our 10” leather cases beyond just storing cameras. We’ve designed them to be versatile and durable so that they can stand up to whatever you throw at them. Our leather cases are the perfect solution for you, whether you’re a pilot, a photographer, a gun owner, or just someone who likes to keep their things organized.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

10.75” W x 8.5" H x 4.25” D (OUTSIDE)

9” W x 6.5” H x 3.25” D (INSIDE)

Weight: 3.0 lbs.

Write a Review
  • Posted by Mike Abbey on 12th May 2022
    5
    Small but mighty
    I have the 10” Grandfather Case in tobacco, the 13” Grandfather Case in DCB, the 15” Grandfather Briefcase in chestnut, and the Grandfather Overnight Case arriving today in chestnut. Needless to say I’m crazy for these cases. From my earliest days of collecting vintage Hartmann cases of similar construction in belting leather, I’ve always loved this boxy old school style. I was shocked when I saw that Saddleback was reviving this style, but I’m grateful. Even when not in use, they make excellent display pieces and storage for prized keepsakes. The 10” case is the smallest but would make an awesome wedding gift, jewelry box, keepsake box, or even a purse. I have the 10” Grandfather Case in tobacco, the 13” Grandfather Case in DCB, the 15” Grandfather Briefcase in chestnut, and the Grandfather Overnight Case arriving today in chestnut. Needless to say I’m crazy about these cases. From my earliest days of collecting vintage Hartmann cases of similar construction in belting leather, I’ve always loved this boxy old school style. I was shocked when I saw that Saddleback was reviving this style, but I’m grateful. Even when not in use, they make excellent display pieces and storage for prized keepsakes. The 10” is the smallest case but would make an excellent wedding gift, jewelry box, keepsake box, or even a purse. I’ve had to sell much of my leather collection to afford these, but I was glad to do it. I’m even considering selling some of my extremely rare pieces made from hides recovered from the 1786 shipwreck of the Dutch ship Metta Catharina in order to afford new Grandfather Collection pieces that might be on the horizon.
  • Posted by Shawn Woolley on 3rd Mar 2022
    5
    10 inch grandfather case
    Great bag very well made. Great for everyday items and art supplies water is needed fits a mini iPad and all the other things you need during the day. That said I do want to find some kind of a insert or divider to keep it more organized and easier to find stuff, but love it and carry it everyday
  • Posted by JOHN B. on 22nd Feb 2022
    5
    10" Grandfather Case
    Not a grandfather yet ( but soon) and have been looking for a case like this for a long time. Bought wife & I one each. I use mine like a mini briefcase, but for my grab & go items. With the side opening like a briefcase it is so easy to grab what you need without rummaging deep into a bag. Perfect carryon too. Only had it a very short time and it is already getting a nice patina and markings.
  • Posted by Chris B. on 6th Feb 2022
    5
    A lifetime keepsake and a work of art
    I bought this for my daughter on her 16th birthday. She absolutely loves it and will be with her for decades to come. The craftsmanship is exceptional. Not my first purchase from Saddleback and not my last. My daughter is now hooked as well.