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No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
No. 41 Commander Briefcase in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with pommel shield

No. 41 Commander Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

Exude mental toughness and authority with this roomy, full-grain leather laptop bag.

(7 customer reviews)


3 in stock




  • Full-grain, polished and dry-milled Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
  • Polished Steerhide trim
  • Front flap is lined in Calfskin
  • Laptop briefcase dimensions: 13”H x 16.875”W x 5”D at bottom
  • Solid brass and copper hardware with cinch buckle closure
  • Serial Numbered
  • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap with comfort pad. 34.5” – 42.5”
  • Interior and exterior pockets for easy organization
  • Made In America

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Handmade, Vintage Inspired Leather Briefcase

The No. 41 Commander Briefcase is unique and bold – projecting an air of authority while it carries your important gear. This attaché is more ambassador than anything – its striking personality will clear the path and demand attention wherever you venture. It will never be just another bag in the crowd.

If you are only carrying two or three file folders and a legal pad, this is not your bag. This workhorse was designed to carry lots of gear – laptop, iPad®, portfolio, notebook, tech gear, etc. It is robust and tenacious, just like you.

“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 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 Littleton

Construction & Features

The Commander Briefcase is constructed in the Col. Littleton Workshop in Lynnville, TN USA in a combination of our rich, dark, wonderfully textured, polished American Buffalo for strength and durability and our dry-milled American Buffalo leather to add softness where needed. Colonel trimmed the bag in polished American Steerhide and lined the front flap in Calfskin for an upgrade in style and luxury. It is a stand-out with its unique Y-strap front and cinch buckle closure.

Fitted with solid brass hardware and a distinctive copper rod under the top flap to help evenly distribute the weight of the bag when fully loaded. A rigid bottom with brass feet keeps the briefcase upright. An inside leather divider with pockets makes business cards, pens, phone, laptop, etc. easily accessible and organized. Serial numbered pommel shield* on the back pocket denotes exclusivity of the bag.

Once again, the Colonel has pulled out all the stops with the design of this beautiful, luxury bag. A few more features of functionality and style include:

  • Overall exterior dimensions are 16 7/8”W x 13”H x 5”D at bottom
  • Interior dimensions are 16.5”W x 12”H x 5”D at bottom
  • Unique Y-Strap front with a cinch buckle closure
  • Leather handle and adjustable, removable shoulder strap with comfort pad: 34.5” – 42.5”
  • Large 13 7/8”W x 6 7/8”H back pocket decorated with a serial-numbered pommel shield*
  • Inside leather divider with pockets for business cards, pens, phone, etc.
  • May be personalized with three block initials on brass plate under flap
  • Product packaging includes protective cotton canvas dust bag with Colonel Cameo logo
  • Warranted

With this bag you’ll generate a commanding presence wherever you go.

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)

*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.

iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

Also available in Vintage Brown Polished Steerhide. Video above shows this version.

Col. Littleton's Commander Briefcase and 1941 Dodge Commander

Vintage Brown Steerhide version above in photo.


7 reviews for No. 41 Commander Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

  1. dhs31948 (verified owner)

    As a plastic surgeon who has practiced for over 40 years I spend all day paying close attention to details. The Colonel’s work is amazingly precise, down to the smallest details in every product! These are truly works of art, to be treasured forever! I only wish the Colonel was my partner in the operating room – he’d make one incredible plastic surgeon!

  2. ckilgore79 (verified owner)

    I ordered this case and expected a quality product. What I received was even better than I expected and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! The craftsmanship is first rate and the customer service was too. I just ordered a portfolio to match and will probably find something else I “need” in the future! Order one for yourself, you’ll not be disappointed.

  3. mfitzhugh (verified owner)

    I purchased this bag hoping to make it a matched set with the No. 1 Duffel Bag, and I communicated that to the company, knowing that tanned leather can sometimes have slightly different hues depending upon the batch, I asked that the two bags be selected so that they matched as closely as they could. The customer service people acknowledged that request and when the bags arrived, they were perfect in that regard, as well as being beautifully crafted. I learned the hard way to be skeptical of stock photos on a website, but I can say without hesitation that this bag was as beautiful “in the flesh” as it was as pictured on the website, and in fact the craftsmanship exceeded my expectations.

    I can’t say enough about how splendid the communication was with the company when I submitted a number of questions on various items, and the customer service was truly exemplary from start to finish.

    Another big plus for those perusing the website are the products’ videos that enable a potential purchaser to really get a better sense of the bag’s features and characteristics beyond merely a static still photo. While this bag is not inexpensive because a customer is paying a premium for quality, in this instance it was worth every dime. The Colonel really knows how to do it right. Michael Fitzhugh

  4. fcoetzee


    I’d always been satisfied with my No. 31 Satchel and No. 43 Navigator as my main man-purses for all seasons until I overheard several Japanese business honchos during sashimi and wagyu tartar happy-hour at Dukes in Waikiki, circa the pre-Covid era of carefree travel….

    It seems that a magical white bison had been calved on the Great American Plains at an undisclosed location owned by Ted Turner, portending the rise of a new buffalo leather company….

    Now, my Kansai dialect is a little rusty, but it sounded as though the Global Shogun of Leather, reverently referred to as one “Colonel-sama,” had summoned the finest teams of Kobe beef wranglers from Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshu for a high-powered pow-wow in Lynnville, Tenn.

    Apparently, this Colonel-sama was seeking proprietary Nipponese practices on how best to extrapolate their signature marbled meaty tenderness into the exceptionally mindless, free-ranging hides of Ted’s Bison Burger stock. “Sama-San” (as known in select, polite Japanese circles) was particularly drawn to the brushing techniques used for settling fur on Tajima beef and how they might best be employed on burly, brawny, buffalo hides.

    Sake-fueled negotiations were coming to a close on a proposed Moon Pie compensation schedule when someone from the American side allegedly cracked a Godzilla joke, nearly terminating the venue and causing an international uproar!

    Fortunately, talks were resuscitated and returned to sober discourse when the Samurai of Skin, Our Man from Lynnville, allegedly served up some seldom-topped cups of Reserva Privada (Private Stock) “El Beano” Colonel Coffee……..

    I subsequently ascribed what I thought I’d heard to over-consumption of suspect ahi or tainted tartar only, in due time, to find an email flyer announcing the launch of the CL Buffalo Leather Co in my received box!

    Well, inquiring minds being what they were, I immediately seized upon the No. 41 and concluded: THIS is the bag we have been waiting for!

    To my eye, ‘41 grabs all the best bits from Satchel and Navigator, adds a dab o’ magic buffalo, some essence of Red Man tobacco juice, a reach-around to disaffected cows, and up-scaled appointments that would shame both Dolce AND Gabbana.

    The sum represents as both a capstone achievement for the folks in Little Lynnville by the Creek (actually the Robertson Fork) and a truly singular, emblematic offering in the Littleton line. Needless to say, it is my present man-purse for ANY season, be I in jeans or chalk-stripes….

    As an aside, I suspect there are legions of long-suffering staff officers WISHING they could have faithfully discharged their duties with a No. 41 under their command.

  5. nyle.carlton (verified owner)

    I purchased the No. 41 American Buffalo Commander briefcase and was very impressed with the quality of the materials used and the design that allows me to carry everything I need. I’m sure this will be handed down to family members for quite some time and that’s important to me. My grandfather was a watch smith and I have the very watch he used to set others that he worked on, and it reminds me of him everyday as I have it on my desk. Thanks for making such a beautiful yet durable product.

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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.

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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.

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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.