Saddleback Leather Co. – Classic Briefcase

Saddleback Leather Co. is known for its extraordinary rugged quality, classic functional designs, and of course their 100 year warranty, but one things that not everyone knows is that they intentionally want to highlight the “first life of the cow” and let scars from the cow’s life be shown and tell the story of the cow. 

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“Leather is special because it’s durable, natural and it tells a story about a cow’s life,” said Dave Munson, CEO and founder of Saddleback Leather. “Our leather shows the “second life of the cow” in  the same premium quality as always, except we aren’t cutting out the most impressive ranchers’ brands and imperfections. They tell about the cow’s first life. Maybe the leather in your bag was from a real Casanova. Maybe it got tipped a lot. Maybe it has barbed-wire scratches because it was always trying to break out of the field for an adventure. We don’t know for sure, but we want you to see those stories and add your own as you carry the bag around.”

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All Saddleback Leather pieces are made of full grain leather from 100% American hides. Every piece of Saddleback Leather is designed for lifetimes of satisfaction and features a 100-year-warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Rest assured they are not selling anything second quality, or they wouldn’t back it with a warranty like this.

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Saddleback’s leather showcases original markings from the cow’s life such as insect bites, brands, scratches and scars that develop an authentic and beautiful patina with age and use. No two pieces are alike and are original to Saddleback designs.

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Check out the Briefcase here.

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Comments (2)

  1. Jack September 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I have the large front pocket backpack in the tobacco. It is by far the best bag I have ever purchased. I’m a life long fan. I am now addicted to Saddleback!

  2. Peter September 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    …I think it’s important to realize that, in promoting its products by highlighting “the first life of the cow” and including bites and scarring in the leather it uses to make its pieces, Saddleback is able to include much more of the hide in its production than would otherwise be acceptable. That includes parts that would be rejected by many other quality makers of leather products.

    While it’s impossible to eliminate all scarring from hides, some can be detrimental to the integrity of the leather. If the scar was created from a recent injury that had not completely healed, that area’s strength and durability could be compromised.

    Business is business, and all companies can and should look for ways to improve their profits. At the same time, consumers need to be wary of production efficiencies that negatively affect the quality of what’s being offered.

    There’s a reason why many quality manufacturers of leather goods avoid these natural imperfections. It often has nothing to do with the appearance of their products.

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