satchel, computer bag or sabretache

A sabretache was a flat bag that hung next to the light cavalry trooper’s sword.  It was use to carry orders across a battlefield.  Roman legionaries carried a “loculus,” a kind of cross-body haversack.  Today, we carry bags of similar design to carry computers, tablets, books, papers, phones, and any number of things.  I prefer to use hand dyed veg tanned leather, hand stitched, and solid brass hardware.

6 thoughts on “satchel, computer bag or sabretache

  1. Hi John
    I’m married to a John Dally and I thought it would be great to get a father’s day gift from you What do you have in the way of a computer case


    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for getting in touch with me. There are not many of us “John Dally”s around. I am friends on FB with one in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, and I knew one in London, but he passed away some time ago, unfortunately. My family originally settled Staten Island in about 1680, originally from Exeter in England, and Normandy before that. Is that the same family as your husband?
      I have a new shoulder bag made that will hold an iPad, but I don’t know if it will hold your husband’s laptop. What are the dimensions? I can send you photos. My email address is The price is $350, and I take PayPal or Square.
      thanks again for contacting me,


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