I got it yesterday from the guy who made it, someone who really means a lot to me, my dad!! A retired petroleum engineer who has grown a keen interest in making things by hand, learning new skills. He was always the typical tough guy, sailing, developing new oil fields, but after his retirement has enjoyed much softer values, like gardening, crafts and being a great granddad and father.
Earlier this fall, he made me THE greatest camera bag after I'd expressed how dull I find the other ones on the market (won't mention any names here!), with a few exceptions, and how much I loved the slimfitting leather ones from earlier days. He's a perfectionist and gives a lot of attention to detail, notice how great the stitching is, the dark stain on the leather edges and the perfect steel parts. He even made the buckle on the bag strap himself, when he couldn't find one that was good enough!
I love this stuff, I'll cherish them forever, that includes my dad!