Our Graduate satchel is destined to become your new can't leave home without it sidekick. Similar in design to our popular Journeyer, the Graduate is scaled down to a more svelte size, making those hops onto the metro or winding your way through a Bangkok market a little less hectic. A true classic.
This genuine camel leather satchel has been crafted for you by a family of craftsmen in the beautiful, ancient Thar Desert of India. Each bag is hand cut and stitched together on an antique Singer sewing machine left over from the British Raj period. The patriarch of the family swears it's better than the new machines. By the results, I'm sure you'll agree as well. You'll love the attention to details, from the fine double stitching on the trim, to the hand made brand, heated over a flame and burned into the leather. Crafted for and imported exclusively by Far Horizon Traders.
Lightweight, strong and supple, this bag will last for years and get better with time. No dyes or treatments are used after the old world process of tanning the leather. The beautiful, smooth finish is achieved by rubbing the bags with linseed oil, which protects the leather from cracking as well as seals the leather for weather resistance. The leather naturally softens as you put mileage on it and it's rugged good looks will only improve with age.
The first bag I had the craftsmen make for myself, in 1997 while travelling the Subcontinent, has survived jungles, deserts and Delhi railway stations and still gets compliments. Perfect for your next destination, whether to Kathmandu or your local coffee shop. Great size for that laptop or netbook to document your journey.
Bags are limited to the relatively small amount that can be produced each month. Due to our long term relationship with the craftsmen and constant personal feedback, we believe our satchels are the highest quality available from the region. Our bags are a step above in detail and construction, and while you may find similar appearing satchels, and we do believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we have strived to work with the craftsmen to stand out among the typical. We feel confident you'll love your bag, by using thicker leather than other manufacturers, superior hardware, working personally and directly with the craftsmen instead of buying bags from a middle man looking to maximize his profit by getting the cheapest quality, and exerting our high degree of quality control only accepting the best the craftsmen have to offer. We believe you'll find this to be one of the finest satchels you'll ever carry. And of course, we stand behind our product. The original, Far Horizon Traders satchels.
Featuring genuine YKK zippers and brass hardware for strength, 1 interior zippered pocket, zipper closing main compartment, 1 exterior zippered pocket, open pocket for quick access to travel documents, exterior buckled pocket, waxed canvas lined interior, adjustable shoulder strap, carry handle and flap cover with buckle closures.
Dimensions: 12"H x 14"W x 6"D (30cm x 35cm x 15cm)