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Bison John Mailbag

Bison John Mailbag

Regular price $545.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $545.00 CAD
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Limited edition bison leather - This version of the John Mailbag is made from Manitoba bison, which has an impressive soft, rich texture with a deep mocha colour.
  • 13” Tall 16” Wide
  • 4” gussett 
  • Laptop pocket
  • 2 large slip pockets for papers
  • Phone and pen/pencil pocket 
  • Spacious main compartment 
  • Shoulder strap 
  • Made with a rich, mocha Manitoba bison hide

  • My maternal grandfather, John Klassen was a farmer in Southern Manitoba.  He would take his lunch to the field in a repurposed .50 Cal WWII ammo can (which was probably purposefully ironic as a pacifist Mennonite).  I'd like to think if he needed to carry a laptop, he'd find a repurposed US Mailbag to use as a briefcase.

    This classic messenger bag is modeled after the iconic US Mailbag used until the 1970's.  It has an internal and exterior slip pocket for papers in addition to a laptop sleeve and a spot for pens and a cell phone to keep your small items from slipping into the bottom. As with all my leather products, this bag is hand made using the best parts of the hide. 



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    Locally Sourced. Locally Made.

    Most of our leather is locally sourced from a Manitoban tannery. Every piece is created by hand for a timeless piece that will grow to tell your story.

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