I’m a sucker for ETSY.com! Artists putting all their awesome stuff up for sale. Come on! Seriously. How great is it to get something from someone who put their heart and soul into it? Its pretty great. Community trading center of the arts. Theres also just some amazing vintage gems on there. anyways… heres two finds that caught my eye as of late. Classic all over the place.
Check this out from shmattson!
Leave it to the Swiss Army to create a beautiful way to haul their ammunition around. Now, you can peacefully use these handmade bags to haul your items on your bicycle’s rack. Made from a heavy duty sage green cotton twill and saddle leather, these bags measure 11.5″ Wide x 9.25″ Tall x 4.12″ Deep. Their capacity is approximately 3 liters. The lid is held in place by a leather thong.
I’ve added a simple but effective rack mount to each bag which secures the bag to your rack’s horizontal rails just like a pannier would mount. Then, a nylon strap and buckle hold everything on and in place. They will fit any standard diameter rack tubing–Nitto, Tubus, Blackburn, Old Man Mountain, Jandd etc.
They are all one-of-a-kind. Each has it’s unique patina and character. I will do my best to match them up to make a pair. The leather ranges in color–honey, auburn, espresso. The majority are in the honey to auburn spectrum. They have been used and do show signs of use. The leather might have some scuffs and discoloration. The fabric may have some very light stains.
Generally, they look pretty great and it’s remarkable they are about 25 to 45 years old (they are all dated–mostly from the 1960’s). They’ve all been cleaned by hand and the leather treated with preservative.
From Old School Tools
This listing is for a custom-built bow made from Elm wood (Ulmus sp.), an excellent and under-appreciated bow wood. The style is based on some of the oldest bows known, the Holmegaard and Ringkloster bows…both discovered in Danish bogs, and around 6,000 years old. Despite the extreme age of the finds, this is an effective and well-thought-out bow design, which I’ve tried to closely replicate.
Each bow is custom-made at the time of order…because of this, it may take me up to two weeks to finish your bow and get it in the mail. Overall length will vary between 60-68″ long, depending on draw weight and length desired…since the shape of a bow depends on the piece of wood it’s made from, no two bows will be exactly alike, but they will be very similar to the bows shown in the photos. Please convo me with any questions or requests; I want to make each bow as suited to its owner as I can.