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No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

Exude confidence and individuality anywhere you carry this finely crafted bag.

(12 customer reviews)


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  • Full-grain, polished American Buffalo
  • Full-grain American Steerhide trim
  • Back pocket and interior leather dividers for easy organization
  • Solid brass hardware
  • May be personalized with 3 initials
  • Inside dimensions: 12”H x 15”W x 4”D
  • Adjustable shoulder strap: 34 1/2” – 42 1/2”
  • Made in America

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No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

“I designed the No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase in tribute to American History, the U. S. Cavalry and the Old West! Its design, reminiscent of the saddlebags used by the U. S. Cavalry from the 1850s, is contemporary enough for today’s busy executive who likes something different.”
– Colonel Littleton

Now Available in Deep, Rich Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

A definite upgrade in style and luxury…the No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase is now available in deep, rich Tobacco Brown American Buffalo and trimmed in our Vintage Brown American Steerhide. Colonel also lined the front flap in Calfskin and upgraded the interior dividers to leather which adds to the quality and aesthetics of this premium version of a longtime customer favorite.

Organization and Functionality

Front straps with workable buckles also have snap closures behind the buckles for quick access. Back leather pocket and upgraded interior leather dividers provide organization for your contents with pockets for pen, business cards, phone, etc. Roomy enough for a laptop. Exterior back pocket at 14 ½”W x 8 ¾”H runs almost to the edges of the bag.

Adjustable shoulder strap (34.5” – 42.5”) with comfort pad. Brass D-ring provides a good place for attaching one of our brass luggage tags. The serial-numbered pommel shield* on the bag conveys the importance of the bag. Personalization of the bag with three initials may be added on the brass oval plate under the front flap.

We think of the No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase as the quintessential Col. Littleton bag. It is the first all-leather bag that Colonel designed for the line and the one he has carried virtually every day since 06/25/01 when his is dated. There’s no way he would part with it due to the rich patina it has developed over the years.

16” overall height, including handle. Inside dimensions are 12”H x 15”W x 4”D. Fits many laptops as well as your iPad® in its protective case. (Please measure your laptop and compare dimensions to ensure a proper fit.)

Product packaging includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag with the Col. Littleton logo. Handmade in the Col. Littleton Workshop in Lynnville, TN USA.

iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

*Pommel Shield is seen in image #8. Historically, the pommel shield was used on U.S. Cavalry saddles to identify the seat size and, many times, the arsenal that supplied them.

This item is also available in American Steerhide. Video above shows this version.

When it comes to American Buffalo, Colonel says,
“Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.”

(Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)



12 reviews for No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

1-5 of 12 reviews
  1. Absolutely stunning! The quality is amazing, could not be more gorgeous if they tried…my everyday bag now…

  2. Beautiful bag, was very impressed with the presentation and you can tell it’s high quality. If you’re on the fence, go ahead and pull the trigger. You won’t regret it.

  3. I purchased the No.1 Saddlebag Briefcase today. The craftsmanship of this piece is “Stellar.” This one of a kind bag is perfect for everyday carry. The customer service I received was great along with the gift I was given at the time of purchase. Great company!

  4. The bag is simply incredible! The quality of the leather and craftsmanship is impeccable. I can confidently say that I will be using this briefcase for decades. Which is pretty crazy to think about! Thank you Colonel Littleton for the quality product and incredible customer service!

  5. Get it! I was on the fence, said let’s do it, and glad I did. First rate experience! An unboxing unlike any other and reflective that this company truly values your patronage. The American Buffalo Saddlebag Briefcase is a beauty! Stylish, unique and reflective of the quality of craftsmanship this company promises. Perfect tobacco brown and contrasts nice with the straps. As for size, it is perfectly suitable for most daily criminal dockets for those barristers wondering if it is big enough for what you take to court. The Colonel and his team have produced a great product and I am very happy with the purchase.

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Our Story

Colonel sitting on steps, holding Tobacco Brown American Buffalo No. 3 Grip Bag, looking directly at viewer

Our Warranty

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.

Our Leather

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 steerhide 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.

Three kinds of full-grain leather hides overlapping. In order left to right: Vintage Brown American Steerhide, Brown American Alligator, and Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
Man working with hand leather tools on an antique wood stump work station

Our Craftsmanship

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.