Show us your satchels.

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by jeremiah, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    FE6E5A69-A250-41B0-8D73-8980B8D2CDEA.jpeg This is an old leather band bag I picked up at a local flea market years ago.
    The patina on it caught my eye. I would give a silver dollar that it’s horse. But who knows. Definitely not goat. Lovely russet. More russet in person. Sort of red Toned brown.
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  2. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thread.
    There are a lot of bags - canvas and leather.

    This is the most favorite, brown leather vintage style bag - Christmas gift from my wife.

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    Great with A2 and often this bag travels with me when I'm on vacation.


    These two fly with me, these are work bags. Sometimes I'm away from home for 2 weeks.

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  3. Pilot

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    Love these items...
    Especially the A-4 briefcase and the pilot’s kit.
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  4. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Pilot, it is really artefacts! Nice!
     
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  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx, all from the same provenance.
     
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  6. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    @Pilot i am drooling over that A4 Nav case !! :cool::cool:
     
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  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx Carl.
     
  8. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Active Member

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    Canadian Forces kit bag.... not leather. Just weighing in .....:) CFkit.jpg
     
  9. zoomer

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    IMG_2652.jpg Not fancy but flight-related. Bag from a simulator training course. $3 at Sally Ann. It goes with me to cardiac rehab 3x a week.
     
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    zoomer Well-Known Member

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    Every navigator's briefcase I ever got had red rot, and the gussets tore like soggy paper.
    I'm sure they were never meant to outlast "the duration."
     
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  11. Pilot

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    Maybe... mine are fine...leather and stitching are very strong...never treated, still good for “almost daily use” ... ( I carry them arround when visiting militaria shows or flee markets ).
     
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  12. robrinay

    robrinay Active Member

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    My collection - top left a vintage Billingham camera bag, top right a vintage veg tanned ‘Cambridge style’ satchel, bottom left and pride of the collection a USPS satchel, bought cheap as a project from eBay. I had to replace the front flap, the shoulder strap fastening strap and buckle and impress the lettering. On the bottom right my Barbour leather Tarras
     
  13. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    Love the patina on bottom left satchel.
     
  14. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    I have had the same problem !
     
  15. robrinay

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    To be honest the patina on the front flap is largely wood stain and abrasion with steel wool to match the original part of the bag, as the front flap is a replacement in otherwise new natural veg tanned leather. The patina on the shoulder strap is wear tear and horse sweat as I made it from an old stirrup strap but the patina on the rest of the bag is original as you can see here-
     
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    robrinay Active Member

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    BE573E5E-AD22-4AD9-B584-8EADECADFFFD.jpeg Just found a ‘before patination’ Pic
     

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  17. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    WW2 Luftwaffe Navigators bag (left) , plus WW2 German (seal hide) and French (russet) officers briefcases...all WW2 issued.
    May part with them. 34AC6847-D248-48DA-808D-F077F8D6D7FE.jpeg
     
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  18. Brent

    Brent Active Member

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    From the game B-17 Flying Fortress The Mighty 8th. Cool looking satchel.

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  19. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member


    Love that U.S. Mail bag. I see why it’s the pride of your collection.

    - Ian
     
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