Here is an update on the most recent possibles bag I have been working on:
The buffed leather reflects a lot more than I realized while photographing.
Sorry the photos aren’t so great but here is the description: Made from 7 oz (~3 mm) Hermann-Oak full-grain harness leather top dyed and antiqued Fiebings medium brown with a single patch pocket inside. It still needs a little edge detailing, waxing and buffing before it is truly done but that will happen later today.
The interior is natural but will darken with use and waxing.
Rustic, laced construction, unlined, 18th century “English-style” bag. The main pocket is 8 x 8 inches (1.5 litre in volume), while the overall body length is about 12 inches.
The edges are all burnished for a smooth and comfortable feel in hand. The thick oak-tanned will soften with time and use.
The eared shape is to keep the bag from riding around to the front or back of the torso during use. This leather will age nicely and will last longer than any of us with normal rugged use.
All sewing is double needle free-hand saddle stitch.
1 1/4″-wide strap extends to about 56″ to fit the most well-padded or heavily coated hunter. Going out for trade in the next couple days.
Complete Camping Cook Outfit for Only $6.15! Get your’s today!
I want to share a classic camping advertisement for the F. C. Wilson & Co. from the 1916 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. Weighing in at 20 pounds it might be a bit heavy for backpacking but would be great for the car, wagon, pack-horse, or canoe. According to the online Inflation Calculator, this $6.15 kit would cost an equivalent of $149.05 in today’s U.S. dollar. At first this sounds ridiculous but after looking at a recent REI catalog I think it might actually be quite a good deal.