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The No. 1860 EXPRESS - Fine Leather Messenger Bag & Mens Briefcase

This beautiful messenger bag was named in honor of the great American messaging system “The Pony Express."  The Pony Express was founded in “1860” and was a triumph in message delivery.  With 186 stations about 10 miles apart, the Atlantic to Pacific route could be completed in about 10 days.

At each station, the express rider would change to a fresh horse, taking only the mailbag with him.  They often said that, if it came to be, the horse and rider should perish before the mailbag did.

This is truly a “ONE OF A KIND” messenger bag, quickly converting from a traditional carry to a backpack carry.  It is made of Full Grain American leather in our Huntsville, Alabama shop.  It measures 17 x 4.25 x 12.5, affording plenty of room for all your essentials.  I personally carry 2 laptops, large leather journal, power cords, pens, and various other must-haves.  Solid Brass Hardware.

Fun Fact:  An ad for Pony Express employment read, “Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred”

Crossbody strap measures 46" - 55"

Backpack strap measures 27" - 29"

Available in Brown or Black

  • Material: Full Grain American Leather
  • Bag Dimensions: 17" x 4.25" x 12.5" (can fit laptops, notebooks, power cords, and other essentials)
  • Strap Lengths: Crossbody strap 46"-55", backpack strap 27"-29"
  • Messenger style (transition from traditional carry to backpack carry)
  • Solid brass hardware
  • Available in brown or black leather
  • 100% Made in the USA

Quality that Lasts a Lifetime
Full grain leather

Holtz's leather products are crafted using only the finest full grain leather available. Full grain leather will not deteriorate or break down with time, but instead product a beautiful patina that ages gracefully with you for a lifetime of quality use.

Family Owned & Operated
by the holtz family

Holtz Leather Co is completely family owned and operated. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and quality products, all while upholding the American values of hard work, integrity, and doing the right thing.

100% Made in the USA
american made quality

Our products are 100% Made In the USA, ensuring the exceptional handcrafted quality you expect from Holtz. From the design process to production and delivery, every step is carefully done with pride and dedication to provide you with the best possible product.

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