http://jessicaconoley.com/tag/reader-exploitation/ This is a beautiful little fieldbag that I received from a friend awhile back. The fieldbags are my favorite of the briefs. They are small, have a rear pocket, and nice long strap. They really lack in the top handle department though. I find that I’m constantly grabbing the top of the flap and lugging it around. Not good for the leather at all! This bag was initially thought to be a counterfeit because it had hideous plastic turnlocks added. After I received it and realized it was certainly authentic, the first thing I did was replace the turnlocks. Unfortunately, the holes had been cut and there were major depressions where the plastic mounts had been. This isn’t a bag that I could resell, so these things didn’t really bother me. What did bother me…no top handle. So I stole the strap tabs from a dead city bag, the handle from a dead Beekman, and the O-rings from a dead Ghurka. I glued and sewed it all together and … voila! Meet my new favorite bag…. Franken-fielder! I’ll likely add rivets as well, but it’s done for now. It’s just been freshly oiled, so it’s a little darker than it will end up being, but I just love it!
|Added rivets for strength…bonus bling!|
|The donor bags|
|Before… weird plastic turnlocks and no strap.|
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