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Small Satchel Review

Discussion in 'SaddleBack Leather Company' started by PERRO, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. High-Gear


    Oct 9, 2009
    Thanks for the review thread.

    With regard to the "manpurse" thing, all I can say is I have been known to wear a kilt and sporran. Some will consider it a dress and purse. I don't much care what they think, as I don't live life for other's approval.

    As humans we tend to dislike what is unfamiliar to us. Having the need to "aquire a taste" for something stems from an evolutionary survival mechanism. If men carrying small leather bags was in vogue, and people saw it more often, it would not appear abnormal. Men have carried bags throughout history, as well as wearing unbifurcated garments. It is only seen as odd now, because not many men do it. Think of the first man you saw wearing an ear ring, and then think of all the men you see wearing them every day.

    In addition I think proportion is important. A very large man carrying a very small bag, or a very small man carrying a very large bag will look odd. A bag appearing small on a man, may be given the name "man purse", not as a judgement of the person carrying it, but as a judgement of aesthetic. Unfortunately those who throw terms like this about, may not have the intellect to understand why something appears odd to them, or the vocabulary to properly communicate their observations.

    Just my $.02
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I don't look in this area of the forum often but was wandering a little today. Very enjoyable thread PERRO.
    I have a leather shoulder bag I carry when I'm travelling. It's not a SBL although I do have some of SBLs items and I like them alot. I carry a 7" tablet, small digital camera, small flashlight, airline tickets etc. When I'm not going through metal detectors it might have a small fixed blade in there too. I don't worry too much about what people might think of my bag. I got over that nonsense a few decades ago.

    Thought you might like this also.

  3. PERRO


    Jan 21, 2013
    I truly consider myself very fortunate to be able to carry " BOTH " anywhere in the USA, while on the second half of my journey thru life:)

    Thanks :thumbup:
  4. mauiblue


    Aug 1, 2006
    The last couple posts really helped me be a bit more comfortable about carrying the Pouch from Saddleback Leather. I know I shouldn't be too concerned about other people's opinions pertaining to what I want to use as a EDC bag. I find the Pouch perfect for what I intend to use it for.
  5. PERRO


    Jan 21, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  6. jac8610


    Dec 4, 2010

    I carry a large satchel by saddleback with me to work every day. Call it what you will, it's a satchel and Indiana Jones carried one. I'm 27, and call it a purse to my face in a derogatory manner and I'll show you the error of your ways. Pockets are too small to carry what a man needs for the worst day, and if/when you happen to have one of those l'll be glad to be there for you.
  7. PERRO


    Jan 21, 2013
    Hey everyone,

    Just " Updating " : First off, I'm not advocating anyone, to carry an " Illegal " item ( Concealed Weapons ) , inside your bags.

    I've recently ordered a few more knives from " T.M. Hunt ", and will be carrying a smaller knife, inside my Small Satchel.
    M-18 / Yuma / Magua / Hornet ( Daily Carry Neck Knife )

    Magua, with sheath , approx 8 inches long.

    Inner, side pocket.

    Sheathed knife, fits snuggly without protruding too much, or obstructing in closing buckled flap.
  8. plue


    Oct 3, 2012
    Great thread, if these are still available I'm going to see about ordering one. Will be great for carrying my work stuff and whatever extra crap I have on me all the time.

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