As if the evenings weren’t busy enough. I had the urge to create something large from leather. This is probably my biggest project of this type to date. It’s a bit heavy compared to lightweight nylon of modern packs but it will probably outlive me.
It took the better part of an oak tanned cow side and some harness leather for the straps. It was a load of work for somebody as lazy as I am but an interesting puzzle to design and put together.
It can hold a long weekend’s worth of goodies or a laptop, small SLR camera bag, and field gear.
It will darken and become much softer with some neatsfoot oil.
Oiled and ready to use.