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Friday & River

Large Leather Messenger Bag - Natural "Cascade"

Regular price $ 650.00

The perfect combination of art, utility, and craft, each of our Large Leather Messenger Bags is made to order and one-of-a-kind. Featuring our signature “live edge” on the front flap and interior pocket, each bag uses almost an entire side of leather with the unique shape of the side inspiring the design of each individual bag.

Made from smooth and durable natural vegetable tanned leather with hand-set copper rivets, this timeless large leather bag features an inside pocket for your small essentials, a snap closure, and interior ring to clip your keys for easy access. It is versatile enough to use as your everyday bag or for travel, this rich leather bag was made to make a statement for a lifetime of use. 

This handmade leather travel bag is meticulously made with the utmost attention to detail, and the natural vegetable tanned leather will darken to a rich deep brown, developing a beautiful patina with age.

What is "live edge"? 

"Live edge" refers to the unfinished edge of a leather hide. Similar to the "self edge" of raw denim, there is only a limited amount of the live edge per hide.  It has it's own unique shape and characteristics, and often has the square marks left by the metal clips used by the tannery to hang and stretch the leather side during the tanning process.  

About this specific bag:

Made from pre-tanned and oiled natural vegetable tanned leather, the side used to make this bag was chosen because of its beautiful exaggerated edge pattern. We first chose the front flap design, with its angular shape that reminded us of the peaks of the Cascade mountains, and build the rest of the bag around it. The side itself has its own unique brands, markings, and scars which give it a wonderful character.

  • One-of-a-kind with our signature “live edge” design
  • Natural vegetable tanned leather ages beautifully
  • Detachable and adjustable strap with shoulder pad
  • Wide front flap to protect from the elements
  • Double layer leather rim
  • Reinforced with hand-set copper rivets
  • Solid brass hardware
  • Adjustable snap closure
  • Inside pocket
  • Inside ring for clipping your keys
  • Includes 2oz tin of Friday & River Leather Conditioner
  • Large sized - Approx. 19” wide x 13” Tall x 4” deep

 

 Friday & River leather goods and accessories are handmade in San Diego, California USA. All of our leather products are made to look better with age. Every piece is meant to establish its own wear pattern and patina that reflects the lifestyle of the user. Each piece of leather is special and possesses its own marks, color, grain, etc, and may vary depending on the piece it is cut from. These are not imperfections, but characteristics that make each item a one-of-a-kind.


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