Mini Kingsbridge Travel Bag

Mini Kingsbridge Leather Travel Bag

Formerly known as the Mini Baja Leather Travel Bag.

The Kingsbridge Travel Bag’s little brother, possibly sister? Big enough for an A6 notebook, keys, mobile and wallet. Dimensions 13.5 x 18.5 x 5 cm.

The hides are known as “full-grain” which means that the skin surface is as it came off the cow, just without the hair. The surface of the skin has not been buffed. This leaves all the character that were naturally on the cow’s skin; scars, blemishes etc. As a result, each product is unique to the owner. Tanner Bates - No two the same

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With three types of leather, the choice is yours.

The Oak Bark tanned leather  was originally made for bridles and stirrup leathers. Devon cowhides are tanned just using oak bark from the Lake District and water from the River Coly the flows by the tannery and drives their water wheel. The hides are suspended in an oak bark liquor and the water wheel agitates the liquor ensuring full absorption of the tannins. It's the tannins that do the essential work transforming skin into leather. The hides are processed completely by hand which takes almost 18 months. Bakers tannery in Colyton is the only oak bark tannery in Europe. Each of our oak bark tanned hides is unique and bursting with character. No two are the same. The rich brown dye has great depth - it is applied by hand and varies across the hide giving an interesting depth to the colour. The leather is full grain - the blemishes and scarring naturally found on the cows skin are not removed. 


 Tanner Bates are hand makers using leather that is produced using traditional techniques with as few processes as possible between the raw skin and the finished leather. We cannot and do not want to guarantee uniformity of grain or colour in our leather - we enjoy the unique nature of every hide created by our tannery’s traditional processes. 

Mini Baja Travel Bag in Russia Kip Leather by Tanner Bates

Hand-made in Devon

Each bag is carefully made by hand in the Tanner Bates workshop by skilled leather craftsmen. Our patterns are selectively positioned on the hides and the leather is cut by hand using specialist semi-circular knives.

Mini Baja Travel Bag in Oak Bark Tanned Leather by Tanner Bates

Love your Leather

Our Naturally tanned leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.

Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils.