This Hand-Crafted American Alligator Travel Bag will have heads turning wherever you go.
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The romance associated with American Alligator continues with our No. 2 Duffel taking center stage. Ramp up your style with this luxurious duffel and revel in its refined appeal, quality materials and superb craftsmanship every time you carry it.
Duffels made their way from military and utilitarian uses to mainstream, everyday carry many years ago. You can find them out there in every conceivable color, design and material – some good, some not so good. I can assure you that this No. 2 Duffel is a stand-out in the “good looks” department. You can be sure it will turn heads wherever your travels take you.
The beauty is in the details. Colonel planned and orchestrated this No. 2 Duffel Bag to the smallest detail in our beautiful, American Alligator . . . and it is a showstopper. He personally chose the American Alligator hides that were used and supervised every step of the construction. It took a couple of hours just to study the hides before making the first cut. There is an art to planning a bag like this, and mistakes can be costly. But the end result is well worth it. The bag is trimmed in our full-grain, Vintage Brown polished American Steerhide and fully lined in Calfskin to add an extra measure of quality.
One of the bag’s most convenient features is that it opens all the way for easy packing, because it is not restricted by a zipper closure. Outside pockets on each end of the bag (7 ½”W x 5”T) with ball stud closures offer you quick access to needed items. Wrap-around straps culminate in buckle closures with solid brass hardware. Convenient carry handle and an adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad finish the look. Serial-numbered on the front Pommel Shield.*
Make it undeniably yours by personalizing it with three initials on the front oval brass plate. Overall dimensions: 19 1/8”W x 10 ¼”D x 9 ½”H including handle. Product packaging includes a protective drawstring cotton canvas dust bag with the Col. Littleton Cameo logo.
This is truly a custom, handcrafted bag of superior quality and timeless beauty. It comes with instant heritage, because it looks as if it could have been inherited from your Grandfather. Made in our Workshop in Lynnville, TN USA.
*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.
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.