Sunday, April 13, 2014

A briefcase for Tom

Recently I finished a briefcase for my good friend Tom. Over the years he's built a couple of different versions of my website, served as tech support for that website, and continues to host the site to this day. In return, I've given him nothing...until now. It's big enough to hold a 17" laptop, has two interior dividers and a few pen/pencil pockets to keep things organized, and the outside has a large phone pocket on each side along with more slots for writing instruments, tools, flashlights, etc. The black leather is deer-tanned cowhide and the brown is deer hide. There's a removable strap that's lined with a stiffer utility leather and stitched the entire length to prevent stretching. Lots of brass hardware, and as per usual, all stitching is done by hand.