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Leather bushcraft pack MKII

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Dreadhead, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Happy New Year all you fine folks :)

    I made another leather pack as a birthday gift to myself this year, wanting something different to the pack I made the other month. I wanted this pack to be more supple and pouchy, have all seams hidden, and to be sized for carry on luggage for flying as i travel a fair bit with just a small bag, so why not in style :)

    So how did this pack evolve...whilst I want a carry on sized pack, I also want to be able to beef it up for a night or two out so I incorporated a sort of leather strap molle system on the bottom to sling a bedroll to, and left some more attachment points on top of the flap and on the front of the bag.

    I made the pockets as big as I could get away with, and added a leather drawcorded extension on the main body to cinche things tight. The edges of the flap and pockets all have bronze wire in them so I can bend them into shape to stop any water or unwanted ingress into the pockets or bag. I also added a braided carry handle behind the straps which my last pack was sorely needing.

    This pack was also supposed to be plain, then I thought, I'll just add a tiny bit of knotwork somewhere...and as usual got carried away ;)
    Everything is hand stitched with waxed linen thread, and I made all the buckles from antler. The most modern thing in this pack are the copper rivets I used on the bottom and straps.

    I'm currently testing it out in France (passed through airport security nicely) and will see how it holds up over the next year in Scottish weather.

    Overall, I'm chuffed to bits :) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    That is absolutely superb, Hamish. Spot on droolingly delicious!!! The proportions are gorgeous and the antler tips and buckles set it all off; Stunning work, matey :notworthy:
     
  3. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Full Member

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    Absolutely stunning. :)
     
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  4. bobnewboy

    bobnewboy Settler

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    Lovely work and something to treasure.
     
  5. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    Beautiful! a real work of art.
     
  6. Muddypaws

    Muddypaws Full Member

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    Wow! Just stunning, both in design and execution.
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    No good for bushcrafting!
    To nice. I would be afraid of damaging it ( Despite knowing leather is very resilient and strong).
    :)

    That bag is perfect taking to school, uni or work. Stunning. Incredibly nice details, like the antler tips!

    You are not a ‘maker plus’. You are a Master Maker!
     
  8. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Superb work Hamish, that's a beautiful piece of kit.
     
  9. Ooops

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    Absolutely fantastic work, a treat to the eye
     
  10. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Ye gods!
    I love it!
    A work of beauty!
    I wish I got prezzies like that - even from myself :)
     
  11. Wander

    Wander Nomad

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    Ruddy 'eck, that is a bit special.

    Two questions.
    Firstly, if you were to make that for someone how much would it cost?

    Secondly. I love that pullover you're wearing. Where did you get it?
     
  12. WealdenWoodsman

    WealdenWoodsman Forager

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    Truly outstanding work. I know a lot of people who would be very tempted by this, is it something you will be making as a product to add to your range?
     
  13. snappingturtle

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    Man that is awesome! mastery at work!
     
  14. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Does it have an inbuilt stiffener in the back part?

    Just my humble opinion, but this is the nicest backpack I have ever seen, by far!
     
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    SCOMAN Full Member

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    I always admire your work, that is outstanding and may I say more in keeping with your skills and attention to detail than your other packs.
     
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    CLEM Full Member

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    Wow, just wow!!!
     
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    sunndog Full Member

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    Man alive! That is something else mate well done
     
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    sunndog Full Member

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    Imagine what it will look like in 10 years.....sex on a stick lads, thats what
     
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  19. Dogoak

    Dogoak Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Superb Hamish, a thing of beauty
     
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    Amazing quality of design, decoration and build.
     

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