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Leather Snapsack wanted

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Hello all,

One key item I’m missing on my ventures out into the woods is a better pack setup.

I’m looking for any recommendations on where to buy or have a snapsack made.

I have seen the work done by members of the forum here and really like what I see, especially the dark brown aged rustic look.

Thanks in advance,

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For relatively inexpensive, you could give Matuls a try:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655248/ ... -bag-small
https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655118/ ... -bag-large

I haven't seen their work in person, but I recently ordered a washtub from them and from pictures everything looks pretty well done.


I also have a mostly done linen lined goatskin snapsack on my "Dunedain" pattern that I wouldn't mind letting go of...

EDIT. Snapsack is sold. :)
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I just got in a hide of braintan deer and elk and am looking for stuff to make out of either of them..
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Elleth wrote:For relatively inexpensive, you could give Matuls a try:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655248/ ... -bag-small
https://www.etsy.com/listing/639655118/ ... -bag-large

I haven't seen their work in person, but I recently ordered a washtub from them and from pictures everything looks pretty well done.


I also have a mostly done linen lined goatskin snapsack on my "Dunedain" pattern that I wouldn't mind letting go of - it just needs some more button-hole stitching around the drawstring slits to be done. Monotonous work, but easy.
It was actually the first I started, but sat unfinished for a couple years while I experimented with other sizes. It's the same size as my first linen one, but in leather.
Anyhow, it might be a bit too "civilian/clean" looking for you, but if you're interested I'll post a picture as soon as my camera battery is back up.



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The "spine" has three places where you can tuck a cord or narrow strap underneath to tighten things up or last something to the bag.

I totally understand if it's not what you're looking for though. :)

Thanks Elleth! I did see those Sausage sacks on Etsy. Was half tempted but then realized it just wasn’t the look I was going for.

I’ll let you know, I am interested in what you have. But I have nearly no sowing skills, only minimal leathercrafting skills. I might go with theowl’s offer but if that doesn’t work I’ll let you know! Thanks again! :)
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theowl wrote:I just got in a hide of braintan deer and elk and am looking for stuff to make out of either of them..
I would be interested in having something made from you with this material if you offer that. I have your medieval sword belt in my cart on Etsy, if your store is Grommets Leather that is :D
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haha yep that's me. Shoot me a message on etsy. I'll hook you up with the MERF discount
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Ooooooh I absolutely love that one you posted, Elleth! If I didn’t already have one of yours (and it’s still one of my most cherished pieces of kit) I would be sorely tempted to relieve you of that one! :lol:
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Elleth wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm I also have a mostly done linen lined goatskin snapsack on my "Dunedain" pattern that I wouldn't mind letting go of...
i am handy with the needle and thread, and have been planning on making a snapsack of my own but i had no decent design ideas and hadn't seen one of these before. i would love to get my hands on that pattern, i could make these with relative ease.
im already planning to sew linen sacks for nuts, grains, and dried fruits, but this is a far better snapsack than i would have ended up with.
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Sure!

It's a fairly simple pattern, but there's a couple non-obvious things in the construction. I'll post a drawing and some notes soon - though I'll probably not have time until this weekend. If you want to start looking for materials, you'll need a fairly light weight hide* (I'd suggest vegtan goat or calf, depending on how fancy you want to be), a middling-thick linen for the lining, regular linen sewing thread for the lining and thicker/stronger thread for the leather. Also a couple rings. My "Dunedain" ones use these -

for larger size (~9-12" diameter bag, like you might carry on a shoulder strap):
https://www.shapeways.com/product/AX7LBD4N9/
for smaller size (~4-5" diameter bag, like you might want on a belt or quiver strap):
https://www.shapeways.com/product/U89FZ49FQ/

... but that extra expense is hardly necessary. I've also used these (snipping off the tongues) -
https://www.kultofathena.com/product/sm ... ng-buckle/

... or plain craft d-rings, flattened a bit / "rustic-ated" on an anvil.

Instructions soon! :)

* Oh, and dye. I've come to really like the commercial walnut dye on calf - it produces really nice results without needing extra sunshine. But it has to be done on real vegtan, and it's got some iron in there, so don't dip-dye your leather.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142536010495

I still boil the linen with walnut powder to dye that.
https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/pro ... r-organic/

EDIT: I updated the Shapeways links above for size. IF you've already ordered, double check you got the one you want.
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Elleth wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 1:36 pm Sure!

It's a fairly simple pattern, but there's a couple non-obvious things in the construction. I'll post a drawing and some notes soon - though I'll probably not have time until this weekend. If you want to start looking for materials, you'll need a fairly light weight hide* (I'd suggest vegtan goat or calf, depending on how fancy you want to be), a middling-thick linen for the lining, regular linen sewing thread for the lining and thicker/stronger thread for the leather. Also a couple rings. My "Dunedain" ones use these -

for larger size (~9-12" diameter bag, like you might carry on a shoulder strap):
https://www.shapeways.com/product/AX7LBD4N9/
for smaller size (~4-5" diameter bag, like you might want on a belt or quiver strap):
https://www.shapeways.com/product/U89FZ49FQ/

... but that extra expense is hardly necessary. I've also used these (snipping off the tongues) -
https://www.kultofathena.com/product/sm ... ng-buckle/

... or plain craft d-rings, flattened a bit / "rustic-ated" on an anvil.

Instructions soon! :)

* Oh, and dye. I've come to really like the commercial walnut dye on calf - it produces really nice results without needing extra sunshine. But it has to be done on real vegtan, and it's got some iron in there, so don't dip-dye your leather.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142536010495

I still boil the linen with walnut powder to dye that.
https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/pro ... r-organic/

EDIT: I updated the Shapeways links above for size. IF you've already ordered, double check you got the one you want.
never tryed dyeing with walnut powder, not the best tie-dyer, but have dyed many things to decent effect with regular dye. im a leatherworker myself, operate a small forge (when tendinitis isn't plaguing my elbow), handstitch much, and have much experience crating with different leathers, canvases, and such. first chunk of linen recently became a ruana claok/tunic, and i have a 48"x52" panel left that i plan to use for the food sacks and maybe a hood if there neds up to be enough after. i'll purchase more for the snapsack builds, and may be motivated to make more than one. saw a quiver pattern that i really liked, more sleek and light than my current quiver build but my current setup is being made to actually Range wilds. i'm a survivalist and bushcrafter, so i'm building an actual kit that can provide all one would need in the wild: food, hunting/fishing, shelter, etc, and i have many of skills necessary to make a scouting trek happen. building a kit that fits in with the Rangers of the North is right up my alley! i eagerly await the instructions!!
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