No. 41 Commander Briefcase
- Full-grain polished and dry-milled steerhide leather
- Solid brass and copper hardware with cinch buckle closure
- Adjustable, removable shoulder strap with comfort pad
- Outside dimensions: 13”H x 16 7/8”W x 5”D at bottom
- Inside dimension: 12”H x 16 ½”W x 5”D at bottom
- Large back pocket dimensions: 6 7/8”H x 13 7/8”W
There is a strength . . . a robustness about the No. 41 Commander Briefcase . . . a projection of tenacity, mental toughness and an air of authority. It will never be just another bag in the crowd. Its striking persona will demand attention wherever you venture with it in tow.
“The No 41 Commander Briefcase was inspired by the restoration of my 1941 Dodge Command Car. It took me about five years to personally restore the Command Car; and about a year within that time frame to design the briefcase. As I was restoring straps and buckling gear I began to think about how I would interpret that into a bag, and the No 41 Commander Briefcase came clearly into focus.” – Colonel
The bag is constructed in the Col. Littleton Workshop of the same full-grain leather I used to upholster the seats in the Command Car . . . a combination of our polished leather for strength and durability and our dry-milled leather to add softness where needed. Fitted with solid brass hardware.
Unique Y-Strap front with a cinch buckle closure. Adjustable, removable shoulder strap with comfort pad. Leather handle. Distinctive copper rod at the top helps evenly distribute weight of bag when loaded. Rigid bottom keeps bag upright. Brass feet for protection. Large 6 7/8”H x 13 7/8”W back pocket decorated with a serial-numbered pommel shield. Two inside dividers, one of which has pockets for business cards, pens, phone, etc.
If you are only carrying two or three file folders and a legal pad, this is not the bag for you. The No. 41 Commander Briefcase is a workhorse, designed to carry lots of gear – laptop, iPad, portfolio, notebook, tech gear, etc. Overall outside dimensions are 13”H x 16 7/8”W x 5”D at bottom. Inside dimensions are 12”H x 16 ½”W x 5”D at bottom.
May be personalized with three block initials on brass plate under flap. With this bag you’ll generate a commanding presence wherever you go.
We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.
Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.