The Silton Backpack
THE SILTON DEERSKIN BACKPACK
Small artisan tanners and curriers working in the valleys of mid Europe, produce this beautiful leather from animals that have lived a wild and free life in the surrounding higher altitude scrublands. Using pure mountain stream water, they pit tan the skins over many months. The skins produced are amongst the most natural you will find and retain the cuts, grazes insect bites and natural growth wrinkles that define the character of each skin. Every skin of course being different.
Super soft to handle yet strong and absolutely full of character. The exceptional colouration and grain of this leather is a joy to study and everyone loves the oily feel of this beautiful soft leather.
The main chamber is designed to carry all you need for an afternoon walk. Pack a sandwich, a cagoule or jumper and of course a bottle of water. The two-inch (50mm) cotton webbing shoulder straps are comfortable to wear and adjustable using the solid brass tri glides. The straps are secured using a combination of leather tabs, solid brass oval loops and traditional copper rivets for strength.
Solid brass buckle, tri-glides and loops hand cast in England. Brass and copper rivets.
Hand stitched using 100% 'Tigre Thread’ for rot resistant durability (Tigre is a brand name).
DYE and PROTECTION
Tannery dyed. Protection includes ‘Aussie Leather Protection’ for water and weather temperature resistance.
APPROX. INTERNAL DIMENSIONS:
WIDTH12” (300mm) HEIGHT 11” (280mm) Thickness 1/8” (1.2mm)
LEATHER AND COLOURS CHOICES AVAILABLE
Bridal leather is firm and hand dyed by me: Black, light brown, dark brown, chocolate, mahogany, saddle tan, red, green, blue. Look through my range to see shades
Tannery dyed is softer and offers a wider choice: See my Leathers page and choose any option between 1.4 and 2.0mm. Please contact me with your requirements. All subject to availability.
Please read Understanding Leather and Handmade on the About page.