The Tisbury Oak Bark Satchel
THE TISBURY OAK BARK SATCHEL
Tanned by J & FJ Baker in Colyton, Devon, Britain’s last remaining traditional oak bark tannery where all processes, including dyeing and finishing is tasked by hand.
This probably is the best veg tanned leather in the world. It is tactile, strong and for its thickness, light in weight. Its patina improves with age as does its touch. Any product made from this leather will likely become a best friend, probably for life. Learn more about the tannery and their leather here: http://www.jfjbaker.co.uk/the-process/
The large main compartment is sixteen inches wide and so will accommodate most laptops leaving plenty of room for paperwork and other accessories you may need to carry. The front pocket is also generous being approximately twelve inches wide and eight inches deep, big enough for your iPad. The pen holder can be hung either side of the panel shown and holds three biro sized pens and a fountain pen. The shoulder strap is 100% cotton webbing for comfort, clips on using substantial sprung swivel hooks and is adjustable using the brass tri glide.
Brass ‘D’ rings, tri glide, sprung swivel hooks and buckles hand cast in England. Traditional copper rivers for strength.
Hand stitched using 100% 'Tigre Thread’ for durability. Approx. 1200 saddle stitches. Sixty-five hours in the making.
DYE and PROTECTION
Tannery dyed, oiled and waxed. My additional protection includes ‘Aussie Leather Protection’ for water and weather temperature resistance.
APPROX. EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS:
WIDTH16” (410 mm) HEIGHT 11” (275mm) DEPTH 6.5” (165”)THICKNESS 3/32” (2.4mm)
London Tan, Dark Oak, Newmarket, Australian Nut, Dark Havana and Black. See sample colours here: http://www.jfjbaker.co.uk/equestrian-leather/bridle-shoulders/
Please read Understanding Leather and Handmade on the About page.
£700 Item shown is sold but I can make another to order.