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Refurbished 80s Vintage Chestnut Ghurka No. 16 The Keeper Bag

Refurbished 80s Vintage Chestnut Ghurka No. 16 The Keeper Bag

SKU: 389

The Ghurka brand of bags is the pinnacle of American craftsmanship; this smaller sized bag dates from 1981.  Handmade in Connecticut of vegetable tanned full grain leathers and lined with the iconic houndstooth twill cotton, the Ghurka Originals are made to last lifetimes.  They are the opposite of a flashy/trendy handbag, speaking volumes based on the quality alone.  Truly, if you are even remotely interested in learning about the level of quality that is sewn in to each Ghurka Bag, I would suggest heading to this article to help you understand: 



12"L x 7 1/2"H x 6"D

35"- 39" Wearable length strap



Vegetable tanned Chestnut colored full grain leather

Goldtone hardware

Adjustable strap with ball hardware

Full length top brass Talon brand zipper

Fully lined houndstooth pattern cotton twill interior

Inside zip pocket

Reinforced base

4 Goldtone feet

Front tab stamped with Ghurka Marley Hodgson logo, No. 16, The Keeper, individual Registration #D48

Handmade in Connecticut 



Excellent vintage condition.  Really impeccable condition, especially factoring in that this gem of a bag is 40 years old!  There is patina on the top handles, a couple of use stains on the inside (shown in photos) and the most minor of spots on the front body of the bag near the logo and a rub on the high point of the handle tab. These are the most minor of callouts and probably shouldn't even be noted based on the bags' age, but we're all about full disclosure. It has been surface cleaned with a pH balanced cleaner outside and sanitized on the inside. The leather was carefully conditioned to restore moisture to the hide and the brass polished in preparation for its next amazing lifetime!


For reference sake, dress form measurements:

5'7" Height

14" Shoulders

37" Bust

27" Waist

36" Hips

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