The full leather version of our Norwich L Satchel design. The Norwich design is inspired by military and utilitarian satchels from the 1930′s and ’40′s. The name, discovered during our research, originates from a wartime acronym used by soldiers writing to their sweethearts. The Norwich L is a larger version of our original and much loved Norwich design and will now accommodate a 13″ laptop or A4 file.
This leather version is unlined so the reverse side of the leather is visible. The interior pockets and details are all interpreted in our British saddle leather.
Available in Peat Brown or Black leather.
Waxed leather body.
3mm British saddle leather trim.
Main compartment flap with side panel storm pleats.
Sized to fit 13" laptop, iPad, A4 notebook.
Bicycle straps [fits saddle or handlebars].
Open back exterior pocket.
Adjustable leather shoulder strap.
Flap is secured with a leather strap & brass clog-balls and can be opened & fastened with one hand.
CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss.
Hand-stamped with a unique serial number.
Delivered in an unbleached cotton dustbag.
1 large pocket [13" laptop, iPad, A4 notebook size].
2 small pockets.
2 pen pockets.
W 13.5"/34cm, H 10.5"/26cm, D 4"/10 cm
9 litre capacity
1.3 kg weight
MATERIAL & CARE ADVICE
The body of this bag is a supple vegetable tanned leather which has been Hot Drum Stuffed, a process dating from the 19th Century. After tanning the damp hides are barrelled in a large heated drum into which a blend of molten waxes and oils are added. Although time consuming the result is a soft yet robust leather with incredible touch and depth of colour. The trim is British saddle leather.
All CHERCHBI leathers are developed for us with the help of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who have been tanning leather since 1840. Our leathers originate from Northern Irish cow hide and are pit-tanned using vegetable tannins. This is an ancient process, essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Leather is a natural raw material with many great qualities, not least the individual marks, colour, lines and creases. These little inconsistencies differentiate each hide and make each leather item unique.
Care - When cared for properly the best leathers will last a lifetime. Rather than cleaning we recommend feeding and rejuvenating. Seek out natural treatments, many varieties are available containing natural extracts, oils and waxes, such as beeswax. Leather is porous, it is therefore preferable to apply the treatment and leave for a short time to absorb fully. If the item becomes wet, reshape it (stuffing with newspaper works well and absorbs excess moisture) and allow to dry naturally, away from direct heat.