This full-grain leather tote bag is as plain and simple as we could design it, yet with enough of a distinct function and look to say Saddleback. There are no snaps, buttons, zippers or any other breakable parts so it will be handed down for a few more generations. And although they don't need it, we reinforced the stitching of the handles with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. It's designed with the fewest and biggest pieces of leather that made sense. The reason was to have fewer seams. And those seams only have 5 stitches per inch so that there is more leather between each hole. Holes are really just the beginning of a tear in any leather briefcase. And then if that wasn't enough, we completely lined this leather tote with pigskin, which is tougher than the cowskin. Maybe we overdid it, but I'm okay with that.
Our cow leather is the toughest we can find because it's full-grain. The grain of leather is like the shingles on a roof. If you take off the top part of the leather (the grain) to get rid of the scars then that's like taking the shingles off of the roof. We only have one piece of hardware on this bag, which is the key strap clip, but that is custom hardware made of 316 Stainless Steel. If you are a metallurgist, then I'm sure you just gasped. It's the metal you want to be used when your life depends on it. And if all of that isn't enough, our thread is unbelievably strong and UV resistant industrial Polyester thread. It's more expensive, by far, but doesn't deteriorate when the sun hits it like Nylon does. Honestly, there is no other leather tote bag like this one.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
13" x 16" x 6"
Weight: 2.4 lbs