No. 3 Grip – American Buffalo

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)


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The No. 3 Grip is certainly in tune with the Col. Littleton Americana style. The bag crafted in American Buffalo looks as if it could be tossed right up on a stagecoach or passenger train, but it works equally well for modern-day travelers. Most of the time I don’t like or need a huge, rolling suitcase, and many of the small carry bags are just that-too small. This travel bag is unique, unusual and certain to be a conversation piece everywhere you go. Handmade in our workshop, it really qualifies as Americana art; yet, it is very functional and serviceable.

The beauty is in the details. Solid copper tubes and solid brass fixtures set it apart from any piece of luggage you’ll ever see. The No. 3 may be carried by either the leather handle or the adjustable shoulder strap. Straps on the back secure your umbrella (umbrella not included). The front brass pommel shield is serial numbered, noting the exclusivity of the piece.

May be personalized on brass oval plate.

11”H x 21”W x 9”D

Shoulder Strap Length: 39.5″-47.5″

Bag Weight: 6.2lbs.

(U.S. Patent D651400)

American Buffalo – “Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.” ~ Colonel (Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)

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13 reviews for No. 3 Grip – American Buffalo

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just made this wonderful purchase. I would first like to review the bag, and then the customer service team of Colonel. The bag is absolutely incredible. I didn’t want a slick, uniform looking leather bag because there are tons of them out there. This bag is real rugged buffalo leather. My bag shows healed scar tissues here and there and the rugged buffalo grain is all over the bag’s surface. The craftsmanship is is just masterful. I can’t give enough stars for this great American classic. Thank you very much for putting a great product like this out there for people to buy. Now, the customer service was nothing short of fantastic also. I left out my apartment number when I ordered this bag. I was nervous since I didn’t want my ~$1000 bag going around all over the place. I emailed customer services, and they actually contacted UPS to edit the shipping address and comforted me. What a stellar customer service. Both the bag and the Colonel team deserve all the stars!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have had this treasure for a year and a half, and it gets more beautiful with age. I receive comments often when I travel with it. Some time ago a limo driver asked if he could carry it into the hotel for me just to “feel” a Col. Littleton bag! There is, quite simply, nothing else like it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received my #3 grip today. Words cannot describe the quality of this piece. Everyone at the Colonel Littleton shop was very polite and helpful. I will be collecting his pieces from now on. Truly Americana at its finest! The moon pie was a nice touch as well! Thank you.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received this stunning bag from my husband for my birthday last night. He was so excited for me to open it he gave it to me the night before my actual birthday! I was shocked! It is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to carry it. I love the brass and copper combination and the leather color. This is my first Colonel Littleton bag and I already know I want more!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    This bag is legendary. As a piece of workmanship and artistry it is nothing less than stunning, from its beautiful and unique American Buffalo hide to its exquisite copper pipes and brass fittings. But more than that, it is a tribute to American frontier history – the railroads and stagecoaches – and the people who forged it out of the wilderness. I would say it’s a piece of living history. And it’s roomy and practical at the same time. I really can’t say enough good about it. Get one!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Truly a showstopper- purchased for my very stoic husband for his birthday– he is not a materialisticly impressed man- however the quality/attention to detail and craftsmanship are so stunning he was amazed and I was beyond impressed- was concerned about the size being too big – it’s Perfect- like an above reviewer stated- splurge for the buffalo- it’s an investment piece and you’re only going to need on of these- thanks for such a unique and well made product!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love my No.3 Grip-American Buffalo. When I travel, people are always commenting on how great they love it. Beautiful piece. Marvelous workmanship. Great addition to my Colonel Littleton collection. I will adding more. Great customer service and love the store in Lynnville. My family and I have made it a tradition to travel to Lynnville and visit Colonel Littleton.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    WOW. What a product. I don’t know of a more finely constructed leather bag. It’s over the top, and I feel guilty even using it in public.
    Well done. Well done. I admire the thought, design, and contruction of such a gorgeous leather product!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    I wish I could give this more stars, It’s not only stunning to look at but it’s fully functional and not overly heavy or awkward to carry around. Some leather Companies would have you believe that your new bag would look ugly when you first receive it and it’ll get better over time as you use it, I say screw that. Life is too short to carry an ugly bag, get this and you’ll never ever regret it.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Colonel does it again! I just got this bag for Christmas and could not be happier – do yourself a favor and spend the few extra dollars for the buffalo hide version – the character of the leather is amazing and will only get better with time and use. When I opened the box, it was well packed in a large ditty bag (love these, by the way) and the fine folks @ Colonel Litteltons’s included the usual moon pie but also a bag of their coffee. Little touches like that help to create loyal customers – even though their excellent products speak for themselves. I can’t wait to take this bag on my next trip – Thanks for keeping American alive!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Went to Lynnville and picked out yet another quality piece by the Colonel. Opted for this beauty in American Buffalo. It is drop dead gorgeous. The opening is deceiving – it appears small – however it opens completely and it is cavernous! You can easily pack for a week+ in this bag. Comes with a sleeper bag big enough to use as a laundry bag on trips! 🙂 It is a functional, tough, trendy, fashion piece that will be used for travel for many years. As you stand with this masterpiece on your shoulder you feel transported back in time – just waitin’ on that steam train.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    No 3 Grip Buffalo Bag is both extraordinary in appearance and carrying essentials for short trips. Have used on three (3) trips and received compliments on each. I have ordered a number of products and have never been disappointed. Thanks to everyone for the craftsmanship and extraordinary customer service.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Received the No.3 Grip-American Buffalo today. Another beautiful piece of work by Colonel Littleton. Fits nicely with the rest of my collection and I look forward to traveling with it in the near future. Classic!

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