Got a request from a nice gentleman recommended by a long time customer.
The requirement is simple, instead of our on the shelve natural veg tan with heavy canvas, he wants it in Natural Veg Tan in Smooth Grain Black hide.
As you know, such hide are delivered in a full, I carefully select a portion that provide similar thickness. These hide are pretty soft, about 1.4mm, can be use to make jackets. Soft and supple.
The center detail with 3mm stitching.
The bag is without lining, therefore, i create edge tubing to maintain the bag opening shape.
Feeling generous, I did not use our usual natural veg tan selections, I replace it with our Texas imported Natural Veg Tan Double, Shoulder portions. Just to keep it classy with the black gloss leather. These batch NVT leather is one of my favourite to work with, thick at 6oz, but cut through like butter…. (you will know if you are a leather crafter….)
And finished with full brass hardware…. even the studs and rivets.
I will post more pics through different lights.
And bonus carry pics.
Obbi Good Label 2014, 9981 series.