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13" Grandfather Case

$549.00

How It's Made - Leather Grandfather Case

13" Grandfather Case - What It Fits

What People Think

5

Durable handmade case in the perfect size for keepsakes

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 13” is probably the Goldilocks size for this purpose. The proportions are perfect. You won’t go wrong with any of them, but everyone I know who has bought the 13” case absolutely loves it. 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

Wow!!

This case is absolutely beautiful!! I expected it to be well constructed but in person it looks so much better! It’s not as heavy as I thought and it looks amazing in dark coffee brown. It’s soft but the construction is tough. This case is amazing!!
9th May 2022
Antonio Ramos
5

Pure work of art

I rarely submit reviews. In fact, Saddleback is the only place I’ve bothered to submit one for. The 13” Grandfather case is a pure work of art. While it could be used as a carry bag, I find it a bit small for that. Instead, I use it to store items I want to keep safe and the occasional trip to the range with one of my smaller pistols. I’m eyeing one of Dave’s pistol cases next!
16th Apr 2022
Don S.
5

Excellent Product

All I can say is, if you can get one of any color, get it! I am very pleased with the quality of the build.
Dave- Please make more 15 inch units.
15th Mar 2022
Tony Jackson
5

"It's A Beauty..."

Dave wasn't lying. This case is a work of art and wonderfully functional. The craftsmanship is second to none. This size seems perfect for my daily commute (I do not carry a laptop). The pockets are stuffed full of wallet, keys, chargers, cords, knife. I also carry a moleskine, two bear trap pencil cases, eyeglass case, work papers (folded in half) and medications (because I'm old and probably wouldn't remember then otherwise). And there is still plenty of room if I wanted to bring along a book and a bite. Very impressed.
10th Mar 2022
Daniel
This 13 inch leather briefcase is made of top-quality materials and is designed to last a lifetime.

The Grandfather Collection was created from a look back at the old ways when a man’s word was his bond, and a handshake meant something. It is said that the contents of a man’s briefcase can tell you everything about him. It was also a time when you shop for something, you knew it was quality craftsmanship. We set out to fulfill those same expectations in this 13” Hard Leather Case. From the vintage style look to the professional craftsmanship, we created the best hard-sided case.

The Best Hard Leather Briefcase

This leather case is made of top-quality materials. The Grandfather Hard Case exterior and interior are tough and durable, yet it has a soft, smooth feel. The interior is lined with a super strong pigskin that protects your belongings. The stitching is strong and precise, and the hardware is heavy-duty. This leather case was made to last a lifetime and includes a 100-year warranty.

The full-grain leather briefcase is made of the strongest and most resistant cow leather and is lined with pigskin for extra toughness.

Design of this Hard Leather Briefcase

This leather case is excessively over-engineered, with no breakable parts like snaps, zippers, or magnets. The stitching is purposeful, with only 5 stitches per inch, so there’s more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear. Stress points are reinforced with steel or copper rivets. The hinge is made entirely of leather - it will never rust or break. You can use the sturdy handle to carry it when you’re on your daily commute, or you have the option to wear it on your shoulder or crossbody.

Watch the fascinating “How It’s Made” video below to see how the leather Grandfather Cases are made at our factory.

Two Large Interior Pockets

This leather case has two roomy interior pockets that can hold things such as chargers, USB power hubs, thumb drives, and even that extra phone you don’t like to answer.

Carried by the Handle or Adjustable Shoulder Strap

You have options on how you want to carry our leather briefcases. There is a leather handle that looks very elegant, but we didn’t stop there. We also included a removable shoulder strap on this case. This is also an adjustable shoulder strap, so you can make it the perfect length for you.

This full-grain leather briefcase is made with the strongest and most resistant cow leather available, and includes two roomy interior pockets and a removable shoulder strap.

Materials Used To Make This Full Grain Leather Briefcase

From the best leather we can get, full grain leather, ultra-tough pigskin lining, marine-grade polyester thread, and 316 stainless steel hardware, this small briefcase is made with only the best materials available. We want you to feel secure that this will be the last briefcase you ever buy, one that will last decades, so we used the best materials.

Full Grain 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. See, those cheap genuine leather briefcases that you find at the department store are just making a sale to the uneducated. Most people do not know genuine leather is leather that has had the top part shaved off. Like a home without shingles, it will not last. God knew precisely what he was doing when he created an outer layer of skin, the epidermis. That is what protects us, as well as animals.

Genuine Leather is Missing The Best Part

Like us, cattle can get scars from bug bites, branding, and scratches from trying to get to the much greener grass on the other side of the barbed wire. So while other companies will shave that off to make more profit and call it genuine leather, we just cut around it. That is why we can use the term full grain leather. We keep the protective layer on, making it extra elegant and lasting forever.

This hard leather briefcase is perfect for anyone who wants a high quality case that will last.

Pigskin Lined Briefcase

As tough as full grain leather is, pigskin is even tougher. So the inside is lined with pigskin, instead of being lined with some brittle fabric with flowers on it that rips and tears with minimal use. These are things other briefcase makers typically will not do, but we are in the business of creating functional works of art, and that is what this is. From the finest material to the best design in our classic vintage style briefcases, we want you to be excited to take this case with you just to show everyone.

Serious Thread To Hold Together This Vintage Briefcase

Everything is sewn together with the strongest thread we can get, marine-grade polyester. It’s the same stuff sailmakers 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.

Only The Best Hardware In This High Quality Leather Briefcase

We only use 316 stainless steel, so it will never rust, giving the leather case a great look and even more durability. This is a medical grade alloy. It is also used when salt water is involved because it will never corrode. That is how confident we are in the materials that we use.

Our full grain leather briefcases are made with the highest quality materials and construction.

A Hard Leather Briefcase Made By Skilled Craftsman

This vintage style hard leather briefcase is not slapped together with machines overseas. This was handmade by skilled craftsmen who have been making leather goods for years. The process takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it when you see the final product. From start to finish, this briefcase is a work of art.

More than an Attaché Case

Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, or collector of fine leather designs, this hard leather briefcase is for you. You don’t have to use it as an attaché case for important files and documents, even though it is perfectly suitable for that. You can use it for outdoor gear, or your stock of pens and a calculator. Feel free to use it however you like.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

13.25” W x 9.5" H x 5.5” D (OUTSIDE)

11.75” W x 7.5” H x 4” D (INSIDE)

Weight: 4.0 lbs.

Write a Review
  • Posted by Mike Abbey on 12th May 2022
    5
    Durable handmade case in the perfect size for keepsakes
    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 13” is probably the Goldilocks size for this purpose. The proportions are perfect. You won’t go wrong with any of them, but everyone I know who has bought the 13” case absolutely loves it. 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 Antonio Ramos on 9th May 2022
    5
    Wow!!
    This case is absolutely beautiful!! I expected it to be well constructed but in person it looks so much better! It’s not as heavy as I thought and it looks amazing in dark coffee brown. It’s soft but the construction is tough. This case is amazing!!
  • Posted by Don S. on 16th Apr 2022
    5
    Pure work of art
    I rarely submit reviews. In fact, Saddleback is the only place I’ve bothered to submit one for. The 13” Grandfather case is a pure work of art. While it could be used as a carry bag, I find it a bit small for that. Instead, I use it to store items I want to keep safe and the occasional trip to the range with one of my smaller pistols. I’m eyeing one of Dave’s pistol cases next!
  • Posted by Tony Jackson on 15th Mar 2022
    5
    Excellent Product
    All I can say is, if you can get one of any color, get it! I am very pleased with the quality of the build.
    Dave- Please make more 15 inch units.
  • Posted by Daniel on 10th Mar 2022
    5
    "It's A Beauty..."
    Dave wasn't lying. This case is a work of art and wonderfully functional. The craftsmanship is second to none. This size seems perfect for my daily commute (I do not carry a laptop). The pockets are stuffed full of wallet, keys, chargers, cords, knife. I also carry a moleskine, two bear trap pencil cases, eyeglass case, work papers (folded in half) and medications (because I'm old and probably wouldn't remember then otherwise). And there is still plenty of room if I wanted to bring along a book and a bite. Very impressed.