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Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:09 pm
by Aravir
Hello all,

One key item I’m missing on my ventures out into the woods is a better pack setup.

I’m looking for any recommendations on where to buy or have a snapsack made.

I have seen the work done by members of the forum here and really like what I see, especially the dark brown aged rustic look.

Thanks in advance,

Rainor

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
by Elleth
For relatively inexpensive, you could give Matuls a try:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655248/ ... -bag-small
https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655118/ ... -bag-large

I haven't seen their work in person, but I recently ordered a washtub from them and from pictures everything looks pretty well done.


I also have a mostly done linen lined goatskin snapsack on my "Dunedain" pattern that I wouldn't mind letting go of...

EDIT. Snapsack is sold. :)

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:11 pm
by theowl
I just got in a hide of braintan deer and elk and am looking for stuff to make out of either of them..

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:49 am
by Aravir
Elleth wrote:For relatively inexpensive, you could give Matuls a try:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655248/ ... -bag-small
https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655118/ ... -bag-large

I haven't seen their work in person, but I recently ordered a washtub from them and from pictures everything looks pretty well done.


I also have a mostly done linen lined goatskin snapsack on my "Dunedain" pattern that I wouldn't mind letting go of - it just needs some more button-hole stitching around the drawstring slits to be done. Monotonous work, but easy.
It was actually the first I started, but sat unfinished for a couple years while I experimented with other sizes. It's the same size as my first linen one, but in leather.
Anyhow, it might be a bit too "civilian/clean" looking for you, but if you're interested I'll post a picture as soon as my camera battery is back up.



edit - picture:
merf-dunedain-snapsack.jpg

The "spine" has three places where you can tuck a cord or narrow strap underneath to tighten things up or last something to the bag.

I totally understand if it's not what you're looking for though. :)



Thanks Elleth! I did see those Sausage sacks on Etsy. Was half tempted but then realized it just wasn’t the look I was going for.

I’ll let you know, I am interested in what you have. But I have nearly no sowing skills, only minimal leathercrafting skills. I might go with theowl’s offer but if that doesn’t work I’ll let you know! Thanks again! :)

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:50 am
by Aravir
theowl wrote:I just got in a hide of braintan deer and elk and am looking for stuff to make out of either of them..


I would be interested in having something made from you with this material if you offer that. I have your medieval sword belt in my cart on Etsy, if your store is Grommets Leather that is :D

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:20 am
by theowl
haha yep that's me. Shoot me a message on etsy. I'll hook you up with the MERF discount

Re: Leather Snapsack wanted

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:06 am
by Manveruon
Ooooooh I absolutely love that one you posted, Elleth! If I didn’t already have one of yours (and it’s still one of my most cherished pieces of kit) I would be sorely tempted to relieve you of that one! :lol: