Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rusty Knuckles Leather Motorcycle Tool Bags

Over on our Etsy page we sell through quite a few of our leather motorcycle bags. Each one takes about 3 hours to make and if ya ever have one with a defect or needs a new rivet, send it on back and I can fix it up easily. After learning how to stitch these by hand, from watching youtube videos, I can truly appreciate the way my grandfather crafted his rope nets for the oyster dredges to be used on his Skipjack on the Chesapeake Bay .

These tool bags are made out of 8 oz. tanned leather and are ready for mile upon mile of abuse. I use 11" zip ties for attachment because I loathe rattles and usually buckles tend to chatter after a while. It is also good to add a good leather wax treatment every couple of months to keep the leather supple and this will help to maintain the bag for a long time to come.

10.5" wide x 6.25" tall x 3.75" deep from front to back

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clean look at one of our Motorcycle Tool Bags shipping out to Costa Mesa, CA
Details from the side view
Underside where the straps pull the top flap over
Rear view where I put rivets in the back to allow for a criss cross pattern with zip ties for extra strength and easy placement.
Side design is uniform and round to avoid moisture seepage into bag on trips.
The devil is in the details. Hammered rivets will hold the weight and look great doing so.
So damn proud of my roots in Wenona, MD