Large Cases and Bags
So long as there are there are people, there will be bags and cases to carry the things that need to be carried. The cases below are solidly constructed and will last a lifetime.
California Jaeger Pouch
Light Mahogany with Brass Spots
1849 Main & Winchester Floral
The word "Jaeger" (pronounced as in Chuck Yeager of aviation fame) means "Hunter" in German. Therefore this is just a hunter's pouch, a bag used for a variety of tasks while out in the field. Our intentions on making this bag were twofold: first, to create an outstanding hunting pouch and 2nd, to put together a tooling pattern that would reflect the era just before cartridges came on the scene. This bag is carved in our 1849'er style which is based very strongly on patterns used by the Main & Winchester Saddlery at that time. The edges are bound handsomely with "pinked" leather. The strap was woven by CJ Wilde and is unique in color and nature.
Borderstamped Jaeger Pouch
Golden with brass spots
Crowned T with Repeating 9's Border
This bag varies only from the one above in that it is a lighter color and is borderstamped rather than carved. It still reflects the era between cap and ball and cartridge well. The bag makes an excellent possibles bag, a good small haversack or even a man-bag. We have sold this bag to about as many guys as gals. The guys like it because of its roots and obvious usefulness. Women like them as a narrow and convenient shoulder bag, something that will hold the neccessities and not weigh them down. It is a rarity to find a style of bag so universally regarded.
Sergio's Saddle Bags
Golden with brass spots
Meanea SAddle Bag
Meanea Bronc Rein with Spotted Rossette
IThis is a classic set of bags based on a style found in a Meanea Saddlery Catalogue from the turn of the last century. The border is one Meanea used on saddles and holsters while the rosette and spots is a custom touch we thought entirely appropriate to the piece and to the spirit of the era. The bags measure approximately 9' x 10'.
Slade's Saddle Bags
12 x 12 Bag
Furstnow, Flame & Beartooth Border
These bags are 12' x 12" and are larger than recommended for horseback use. They were designed to serve as both briefcase and overnight bag. The hair-on portion in this pair are "Topi", an African antelope. Our standard insert is either cow or calf. The skin in these was provided by the customer who wanted a reminder of an African hunting trip in a functional day-to-day item. The solid sterling silver conchos and buckles are by the late Dale Harris.
Dale's Pommel Bags
Very Light Antique with dark background
Elongated Main & Winchester Pommel Bag
Gun Engraved Copper Rose
These bags were made approximately 3-1/2" longer than the standard, period-correct bags. The additional length was incorporated as these bags were intended not only for horseback use, but also occasional use as an overnight bag and as a sample case. The carving pattern is an intricate and particularly refined one. The silver on them was made by the late Dale Harris. These are his personal bags.
J.c. Johnson Pommel Bags
JC Johnson Pommel Bag
Furstnow, Sunset and Beartooth Border
This "asymmetrical" pommel bag was recreated from a photo from "Cowboys & The Trappings of the Old West". It has been altered as follows: The connector for the footman loops has been omitted as has the hole for the horn. The narrow side (connecting) piece fits in front of the horn of most modern A-fork saddles and is tied in place with the front saddle strings or separate buckle-bearing straps. Because there is no horn hole, the bag may also be tied behind the saddle depending on the wishes and intent of the rider. This bag can be had with 2 holsters or two bags or with holster specifically oriented for a particular way of carrying them (behind horn or cantle) as the user wishes. It isalso a good bag to hang on the passenger seat. It keeps necessary travel items from scattering and a firearm conveniently at hand. It can be made for any of the pistols we list.
Chris' Pommel Bags
British Tan with dark background and chocolate lace
Chris' Pommel Bag
This is a one-off design made to match an existing saddle. The pouch and holster are based on patterns made for the JC Johnson Pommel bag while the side pieces (or connecting pieces) are based on a Main & Winchester design. The Main & Winchester design allows for a tighter, more specific fit to the horn. The laced area opposite the buckle is not simply to connect the 2 halves of the bag. A very slight angle is built into this area which kicks the bag and holster forward providing greater clearance and comfort for the knees. All pommel bags are designed for use with A-fork saddles.
Furstnow & Teton Lace Border
Portmanteau (pronounced port-man-toe) is the French word for Coat Carrier. This style of bag has been around since before the American Revolution and remains as useful and serviceable today whether you use it as a weekend getaway bag or as a range bag. This one is 17" long, 9" tall and 10" deep. These dimensions can be altered to your needs as required. The bag shown here has our delux, fully-hand-braided handle on it. Plainer handles are available. This bag can also be equipped with a shoulder strap if desired. (see below)
Wine Goblet Portmanteau
Wine Goblet Border with Personal Logo
This was a custom bag we did for a gentleman out in California. It was a custom job all the way as he provided us the silver chess piece and the logo info.
Elko-style Copper Rose
This large roomy bag is guaranteed to make a statement and draw a crowd! This one is built with rigid sides and is designed to carry a hefty load in a fairly compact space. We build this style of bag in two sizes. The large bag is approximately 17" wide x 9"tall while our medium bag is 15-1/4" wide x 8" tall. This one is shown with our standard, rounded leather handle and with stainless steel appointments.
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