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No. 41 Commander Briefcase – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

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

(11 customer reviews)


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  • Full-grain Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
  • Full-grain Vintage Brown American Steerhide trim
  • Front flap is lined in Calfskin
  • Dimensions: 13”H x 16 7/8”W x 5”D (at bottom)
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Solid brass and copper hardware with cinch buckle closure
  • Serial Numbered*
  • Adjustable shoulder strap: 34 1/2” – 42 1/2”
  • Interior and exterior pockets for easy organization
  • Made In America

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*Orders received by 12:00pm CST will ship the same Business Day. This includes orders requesting personalized engraving or embossing. (“Business days” means Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.)

All orders of $1,000 or more will be shipped Signature Required.

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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.


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

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  1. Colonel Littleton your product is world clas I must say. I have shopped with you once before in purchasing a portfolio number 18 and the notebook number 33; fell in love with both. My wife and I took a trip to your store, in Lynnville,Tennessee a while back. Your associates was very friendly and knowledgeable concerning your products. Made us feel like the trip itself was worth the while. The quality of your products are just stunning.This time I order the Commander Briefcase the quality is super and the attention to detail is flawless. It was more than I expected. Colonel Littleton continue your excellent workmanship.

  2. Knockout! My wife got me the Commander Briefcase No. 41 in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo. Impeccable quality…no question that this will be a treasured heirloom. Thank you, Colonel, for your authentic excellence. Sincerely, CF

  3. Last weekend I drove from my home in Alabama to the Colonel Littleton store in Lynnville. The purpose of my trip was to buy a No. 33 Notebook in Tobacco Buffalo which I bought and absolutely love. But, while I was looking around the store at all of the other items I happen to find a Tobacco Buffalo Commander Briefcase that matched my No. 33 notebook perfectly so of course I had to purchase it as well. Both pieces are absolutely stunning in the quality of the leather and the workmanship. The Commander briefcase is the perfect size for my 13” MacBook Air, my 12” iPad Pro and several file folders as well as other smaller items. The case stands on it’s own on a counsel table and carries very well using either the shoulder strap or the handle. The Commander is sturdy and substantial yet still light enough to comfortably carry all day. The inside organizer pockets are great for business cards, pens and other needed small accessories. Pairing the Commander briefcase with the No. 33 notebook is the perfect combination for any courtroom appearance or corporate meeting. I strongly recommend both items. Thank you to all of the people at Colonel Littleton for producing such heirloom quality products!

  4. Dear Colonel Littleton,
    First, I would like to thank you for sharing your artistic creations with us. Your rendering of leather into these exquisite bags, briefcases, etc. is a rare gift. I have the Commander Briefcase and the #3 Grip Bag sitting on my filing cabinet behind me. That would sound strange to most people, however, I found myself admiring the bags so often that I simply put them in a place where I could easily see them. They are truly beautiful and capture, I think, the essence of what a work of art should capture; beauty, simplicity, majestic charm, excellent workmanship, and that indescribable draw that the completed product exudes so that your eye is compelled to take a second look. Until now I have not been a leather connoisseur. However, you have changed me. I suppose every artist leaves a part of that which he loves in what he creates. I believe that you have done that in your leather works of art and that is what drew me to your products. By the way, I do plan to use them and not just admire them. However, as I carry them here, and there, or wherever, I am sure others will stop me to admire that which I have been fortunate enough to discover; not just a bag or briefcase but the artistic expression of a man who is gifted and passionate about his work and generous and determined enough to make that available to all of us. Yes, I think that everyone who carries your creations carries a part of you with them because it is very obvious that you have poured a part of your soul into each work. And that is the difference between just a bag (however expensive) and a Colonel Littleton bag.

  5. 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!

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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 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.

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.