I made my own luggage as I wanted a bag that would fit within airline carry-on hand luggage restrictions, yet be big enough for all the crap I carry with me!
I also wanted a bag that looked used and abused!
It's now flown across Europe, and fits aircraft lockers perfectly!
The billet straps were designed to fit through the handle D-rings...so even if you don't fasten the buckles, the lid will be more secure whilst in use.
I'm really pleased with the "vintage traveller" look of the bag.
With the handle down, you can see the billet straps passing through the D-rings.
The handle grip uses two Sam Browne posts to keep it closed, and can also be removed completely if you wish.
The handle grip seemed like a good place to stamp my logo!
Also my first try at making a round handle, and it worked a treat...and is really comfy to use when the bag is full.
This is a scale reference to show just how much space is inside the bag....that's a 17" MacBook Pro sat inside the bag!
I prefer the versatility of a large empty space. I can carry all I need without putting the bag in the aircraft hold.
No more lost luggage for me!
Artisan Leather Goods