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post #5671 of 5981
Concealed carry in a 256 ?

I'm guessing a jet injector rather than a thing that goes bang
post #5672 of 5981
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Concealed carry in a 256 ?

I'm guessing a jet injector rather than a thing that goes bang

yep... typically either my dan wesson 1911 or a smith J frame.
post #5673 of 5981
Gotta love a 1911. Plenty of perp stopping power. Hope you don't get any CLP stains on the Filson!
post #5674 of 5981
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Gotta love a 1911. Plenty of perp stopping power. Hope you don't get any CLP stains on the Filson!

I LOVE my 1911s. great guns!

CLP stains just make it better wink.gif
post #5675 of 5981
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I LOVE my 1911s. great guns!

CLP stains just make it better wink.gif

Valor or Specialist?
post #5676 of 5981

Hello. Newbie question here. I just aquired a 257 and was surprised that the interieur pockets are not made out of twill. It's a thinner fabric.

Is that a recent change, or was it always like this?

 

The inner pockets of my other briefcase, the 256, are entirely made out of twill (which I prefer).

 

Here are some pics of the 257:

 

 

Thanks.

post #5677 of 5981
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Valor or Specialist?

in DW i have the guardian, ECO, and CCO. Would love to pick up a valor at some point too. Have a few more colts and kimbers as well.
post #5678 of 5981

Hi, Just wonder where there is any online store having sale on Filson bag?
I am eyeing on their Original Briefcase 256.

Any heads-up will be appreciated! :)

post #5679 of 5981
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Originally Posted by ryantey2004 View Post

Hi, Just wonder where there is any online store having sale on Filson bag?

I am eyeing on their Original Briefcase 256.
Any heads-up will be appreciated! smile.gif

sign up for filsonsalealert
post #5680 of 5981

Anyone have any actual experience/photos with the aging of a black leather field satchel? Perhaps I'm just not finding the relevant comment. But even a google image search for examples of the black leather aging process turns up empty. I obviously don't want a glossy, black bag covered in scuff marks after 5 years. But I also don't want to look like a farmer or a country lawyer in ten (with the brown bag). Opinions and thoughts are also accepted.

post #5681 of 5981
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sign up for filsonsalealert

Filson must have tightened up on 3rd party sales as I haven't received a Filsonsalesalert in a while.
post #5682 of 5981
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Originally Posted by sschofield View Post

Anyone have any actual experience/photos with the aging of a black leather field satchel? Perhaps I'm just not finding the relevant comment. But even a google image search for examples of the black leather aging process turns up empty. I obviously don't want a glossy, black bag covered in scuff marks after 5 years. But I also don't want to look like a farmer or a country lawyer in ten (with the brown bag). Opinions and thoughts are also accepted.

I think the full grain vegetable tanned leather that is popular (online) for briefcases (and related discussion) these days tends to patinate, age, scuff etc as this is considered desirable by the target consumers. If you want a briefcase that doesn't show wear over time there are chrome tanned, more textured leather briefcases that stay more consistent in appearance over time. I have seen these by mainstream fashion brands like Lanvin, Coach etc.
post #5683 of 5981

That (Lanvin, etc) is a good suggestion; I've been keeping my eye open. Thank you.

 

I'm not actually interested in the bag not showing wear, so much as in whether the black bag shows wear in an aesthetically pleasing way. The brown leather filson, which everyone seems to have, gets a very 'warm', 'rich' patina with time. I generally prefer black, but am curious what that patina would look like (greying, patchy, etc.). Also, brown can look quite natural with a scratch or gouge, but I'm not sure how black would look. 

 

(Anyone with photos of a Black Field Satchel by Filson, with even a few months of wear?)

post #5684 of 5981
I think a black Filson would age similarly to other quality vintage black bridle leather briefcases on EBay - I think the texture softens but I don't think it takes on nearly the same patina as brown leather.
post #5685 of 5981
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Originally Posted by ryantey2004 View Post
 

Hi, Just wonder where there is any online store having sale on Filson bag?
I am eyeing on their Original Briefcase 256.

Any heads-up will be appreciated! :)

 

 

22% off and free shipping at Steven Alan. Looks like they only have navy and brown (not tan) for the 256, though.

 

http://www.stevenalan.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-stevenalan-Site/default/Search-Show?q=FILSON

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