I just realized that I haven’t shown off my Father’s Day gift yet.
That’s a leather satchel from Far Horizon Traders. I have been hauling around my writing stuff in a surplus canvas map case, which worked all right, but I’ve been on the lookout for a nicer writing satchel for a while. My awesome wife saw me looking at these online, and got me this one as a surprise. It’s made of pretty thick buffalo hide, the hardware is brass, and the bag is just the right size–big enough for a few notebooks, pen case, and an iPod, and not so big that you try and haul half the office around with you.
This one (the “Samarkand“) appealed to me the most because it has a sort of RenFaire medieval-y look to it, and it doesn’t look like your run-of-the-mill briefcase or laptop bag.
Did I mention my wife is made of unalloyed Awesome?