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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Student Satchel


Portrait orientation: 12″ x 11″ x 3″ / 305mm x 280mm x 75mm
Landscape orientation: 15″ x 10.5″ x 4″ / 380mm x 265mm x 100mm

You don’t have to be a student to use the Student Satchel but the portrait version is a good size for an A4 paper size, an iPad and a couple of text books. There are zip pockets on the flap and back panel. Henry tends to use the more flexible full grain satchel leathers for a softer, more relaxed, handle. The shoulder strap is 1.5″ / 38mm wide and made from a double thickness of leather and is adjustable down its whole length.

Henry offered his son Michael any bag from his catalogue for his 18th birthday. Michael opted for the student satchel structure and features but tipped on its side (landscape orientation for better access) and slightly larger to accommodate his laptop (chip off the old block?). Henry now offers this variation but at a £10 surcharge (Royalty? No. Improved design). If you would prefer to have Michael’s modification, simply specify in the ‘queries/requests’ box that is part of the order form. Henry will then confirm by personal email.

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Price: £120