I have now accepted orders for all my remaining stocks of raw materials and intend to retire when I have completed and delivered them. So I have removed all the order buttons. I still have the equipment and premises and am happy to do any repair work.

I would like to express my boundless appreciation to all my customers – particularly the ‘returning’ ones – for allowing me to make a living from such a pleasurable activity.

But there is every possibility that later next year I will want to make a few articles for my more persistent customers so have decided to start a ‘reserve list’ for customers who might want me to contact them in this event.

I really enjoy making leather bags and am still able to do that well enough. It’s keeping all the small business plates spinning that I feel too old to do anymore.

If you would like to go on that reserve list then please email me.

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The Knapsack


14.5″ x 12.5″ x 3.5″ (average) 370mm x 315mm x 90mm (average)

This is Henry’s everyday bag of choice. The rucksack format suits his instinct to cycle rather than drive. The main zip against his back means that he is able to reach round and rummage without taking it off his back. It is large enough to carry all his books to and from the local library or a pack lunch and windbreaker when walking on Dartmoor. He can even squeeze his Macbook in.

The leather is soft enough to feel like the bag is being worn rather than carried. One day, when his children were little, he found himself stomping up and down stairs demanding of everyone in the household if they had seen his bag only to discover it was on his back all the time. It is an unusual looking design but Henry reckons it is a triumph of function over style. There is a zip pocket in the lining.

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Price: £140