Pack Basket

In a fit of energy I got around to putting proper and better shoulder straps on my pack basket made last summer.  The pack is willow and the leather work is approximately 10 oz. Hermann Oak harness leather.

Once the leather ages a bit they will be beautiful and rustic-looking.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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6 Responses to Pack Basket

  1. Greg Merritt says:

    Very nice work on both counts! A little trail sweat and dirt with have it looking perfect.

  2. Very super work!!! Why don’t you use natural leather grease or olive oil and sun exposure ?

    • I use home made dubbin. This is an old recipe made from beeswax (from a friend’s bees) and pure neatsfoot oil. I used to use more olive oil but I have been led to believe it may break down leather over time.

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