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10" Grandfather Case

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$429.00
SKU:
01-10-0032-SM

Product Overview

We feel like we’ve designed the strongest, coolest, and most eye-catching leather case in the world. It’s like a nice leather briefcase your grandfather would have carried that you just don’t see anymore. We went classic on the Grandfather Collection. Like they used to make them, but better.

Design
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 completely of leather - it will never rust or break. Sturdy carrying handle on top lays flat when not in use. 

Materials
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.
Lining - It’s designed with no breakable parts like buttons or snaps. To add even more durability, the inside 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. 
Thread - 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 everytime 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.
Hardware - 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 case our hardware wouldn't break. There’s no other case out there like ours.

Functionality
This 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.

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.

Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.