The Upshaw Leather Briefcase

The "Upshaw" Leather Briefcase


The Upshaw handmade leather briefcase has a combination of features from most of our other brifcases/messenger bags, making it an all encompassing bag well suited for any task.

Each bag is made out of 4-5 ounce Napa cowhide with straps made from 8-10 ounce latigo bridle leather.

The main body of the bag is made of a single piece of leather that wraps from the front, all the way around to form the closure flap.

It features a spacious main compartment that is divided in the back by a laptop sleeve that is secured by snap. On the divider there is a small pocket, molle/pen/accessory panel, strap with a key clip. The bag also features two front pockets with a smaller magazine pocket behind them, as well as a magazine pocket on the outside back of the bag.

The bag features a solid steel ring in the back, and 4 D rings allowing for a number of different carry styles including as a backpack, or standard messenger bag style carry.

You have the option of steel or brass hardware, and to have the bag lined in pigskin, or left unlined.

As always, customization is available, feel free to contact me for details.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

4-6 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any items in Stock, ready to ship?

We now have a section of in stock items! Everything in this section is available, and will ship within 1-2 business days.

Why so expensive?

Our items are all made by hand. We do not mass produce anything, and every item has been designed, tested, and created by us. A lot of time and effort has gone into every item we offer, and we do our best to make sure that everything that leaves our shop lives up to our standards and hopefully yours.

Can you make a sheath for a knife other than the ones offered here?

We only offer a few different sheath options, but we operate out of a large brick & mortar cutlery store, so there's a chance we have the knife you're looking for. Contact us to set up a custom order.

Do your holsters meet IDPA regulations?

All of our belt holsters meet IDPA regulations, but our shoulder holsters do not.

Are your leather sheaths lined with Kydex?

To put in bluntly, if your leather sheath does what it's supposed to do, you shouldn't need to put a different sheath inside of it. Our leather sheaths function very well being made out of leather, and our kydex sheaths work very well without a leather lining.

Does the knife come with the sheath?

No. Each item is for the sheath/scabbard/holster itself, no knives, swords, or guns are included with any purchase.

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