The Huntspill Oak Bark Leather Satchel
The Huntspill oak bark satchel is the perfect combination of timeless and practical design. The full grain leather allows for the natural tones and character of the hide to be visible, making no two satchels alike. Perfect for slinging over your shoulder before you jump on your Pashley.
The interior is half-lined in a soft and supple panel hide, with a drop pocket for an iPad or notebook, with smaller compartments on the front for pens and other items. For comfort the adjustable shoulder strap and shoulder pad are lined in the softer panel hide. All fittings and buckles are brass and cast in the UK using traditional methods.
Height 29cm, Width 39, Depth 10cm
- Full grain oak bark tanned leather exterior
- English tanned panel hide interior
- Hand made in Britain
- Hand stitched in places
- Internal drop pocket
- Two smaller pen/accessories compartments
- Brass fitting made in the UK
- Adjustable, lined shoulder strap
- Blemishes and slight colour variations may be visible
- Shades and tones of the leather will vary with each piece
- A white 'bloom' may appear on the surface of the leather, which will brush off and fade with age
The leather used for the Huntspill is hand selected at the last remaining oak bark tannery in the UK, which has been on the same site since Roman times and uses only natural vegetable tannins to cure its skins. The skins themselves are sourced in the South West of England.
It can take up to two years to develop the deep and nutty tones of this characterful full grain leather. Once tanned, dried and dressed, it is hand cut to a pattern by Tanner Bates, a third generation leatherworker. Tanner Bates was trained in Walsall, England as a saddler and bridle maker and has since been producing fine leather goods, including the Huntspill satchel for The Merchant Fox.
Using traditional leatherwork skills, each satchel is put together using both hand and machine stitching, taking nearly a day to complete just one satchel. A piece of genuine British-made luxury
All the brassware is cast at one of Britain’s last remaining foundries.
Before leaving the tannery our leather is treated with a blend of waxes and oils which among other things offer suppleness and water resistance. With time and use the oak bark tanned leather softens and becomes more flexible.
To maintain durability apply a hide food every 6 months or so. If used in wet conditions we recommend you maintain the water resistance of the bag with a water resistant wax. This will also avoid dye staining.