The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter


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The Lamplighter

Modeled after an early 20th century map case. I updated the profile for a more modern look. I also expanded the dimensions a bit to accommodate a laptop. It's still small enough to not feel like you are dragging luggage around. Two interior pockets. Comes with a shoulder strap so it can be worn cross-body.

The back of the Lamplighter has one large pocket. Perfect for stashing maps of abandoned parts of the NYC transit system, bundles of Bukowski prose, or your phone on which you may or may not have just been watching platypus tickle fights.  Handles are secured with hammered copper rivets and the entire bag is saddle stitched by hand. All of the leather has been hand dyed as well.

  • Dimensions: 10 W x 14 H x 3 D
  • Color: Chestnut exterior x Chestnut interior x Chestnut stitching. Brass and Copper accents.
  • Materials: U.S. sourced vegetable tanned steer hide, brass hardware, hand hammered copper rivets
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Made the right way.

Hand stitched. Hand dyed. Hand crafted.

Every item I make is produced entirely by hand. When I say by hand I don't mean I use my hands to feed it into a machine. Every last stitch (791 on this bag) is punched and sewn with an awl and two needles held between my fingers. A saddle stitch done this way will outlast anything done on a sewing machine. I hand dye every inch of leather with dyes I mix in-house. This allows me to eschew the uniformity that is required in factory made goods and make something that stays true to the individual character of the hide. All the leather is domestically sourced from a small town in Pennsylvania. Like the history I am keeping alive in practicing my trade, properly taken care of, this bag will become a part of your personal history. If there was a better way to have made this bag I would have done so.