(E53) Black Calf Leather Zip Top Tote Bag Carrier Plus Style Handmade in UK
This is a medium sized all leather tote bag that is simple understated quality. It is carrier plus style with a zipped top and interior zipped pocket for added security. Its made from traditional vegetable tanned First Grade Calf leather from one of the premium bag makers in England, it is a very high quality, soft supple leather that has not been painted over or rollered, so its shows the beauty of the natural grain. This is the leather used on premium bags and the hide will not be of uniform appearance...this is fairly subtle, but obvious to a connoisseur. This all leather bag has strong vegetable tanned bridle back leather handles, which are secured with hand hammered traditional saddlers pure copper rivets. These are incredibly strong and skillfully applied and are not to be confused with the cheaper brass rivets that are used on many bags. The tabs at each end of the zipper are hand sewn with traditional saddlers stitch as a little detail nod to the hand sewn lapels on quality suits, and because its incredibly strong, and to reflect the bags premium heritage. The main bag seams are double sewn for strength with very strong thread. This bag is left natural inside and is unlined. The handles have hand rounded edges for comfort....a detail you will not find very often, but one that makes a big difference. Measurements: The zip opening is 16 inches, the bag is 16.5 inches wide at the top when laid flat, and is 11 inches high. The base measures 11.5 inches by 5 inches. The handles are carrier style, but are more widely spaced to allow this bag to be also held over the crook of your arm, or very snugly over your shoulder.....but please note it is not strictly an over the shoulder bag. The length of the handles above the top of the rivets is 21 inches, and when laid flat the handles are 19 inches above the rim of the bag...forming a loop about 8 inches high and 6 inches wide. This bag has a brass zipped top, and inside there is a brass zipped interior pocket for valuables, and a clip on a strap for securing keys or for securing the bag to a table or chair leg when in a restaurant etc. The interior zipper has a sparkly gem to help see it on dark evenings, and the interior pocket is gold blocked with the Bucklehurst logo. I send my bags out securely packaged and tissue wrapped for UK customers by UK Royal Mail Signed For, and for International customers by insured, and tracked and or signed for services.