In the middle ages, you would never leave the house without a bag! The technology for pants with pockets was still a few hundred years away, so without a bag of any kind, you wouldn’t have any place to store your coins or the day-to-day items you would usually take on your travels.
More important than any other type of bag was the belt pouch. Designed to be looped through a belt and worn on the hip, these purses were an incredibly important part of life as well as a huge piece of fashion. The middle ages were truly the time of the belt pouch, and anyone with any sense wouldn’t be caught without one.
This belt pouch is made to the same style as those commonly found in XIV-XV century. It is referred to as a “kidney pouch”. The bag consists of one main flap on the front, which can be lifted up to reveal an inner pocket and three little pouchlets with drawstrings. These little pouchlets allow you to store a variety of different items, such as your keys, coins, dice, ear spoon… whatever you feel like you might need to keep with you on a daily basis. The main pocket of the bag is big enough for a phone and small wallet, so you can keep your essential mundane items hidden and safe inside the pouch.
The embossing on this bag is stunning! You can see a few different animals: a goat and bids, as well as acorns and other foliage. It creates a beautiful, captivating scene that no doubt people will want to admire. Though not lifted directly from a historical source, it is meant to evoke imagery of medieval manuscripts and art from the XIV century. This pouch matches our ‘Timeless Middle Ages” belt perfectly, with the embossing at the top mimicking the embossing of the belt, creating a very cohesive combination that is very fashionable.
We can produce this bag for you in brown leather or black, the choice is up to you.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: Brown, Natural and Cream leather shades may vary, as unfortunately we can't control the color of leather which comes from our suppliers. Sometimes it may be darker or lighter, so if the tone of the leather is an important factor for you, please contact us before purchase to ascertain which color exactly we have in stock at the moment. Thank you for understanding.
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Was wondering what the inside looks like? I am assuming it is the same as the “hound of war” kidney bag but with sone difference? Thank you :)
Hi Robbie, it is the same as Hound of War bag.
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Great design, the small pockets outside the main bag I use for small objects like a firesteel and a paternoster, along with an armstreet belt and some other accessories it's part of my main kit.
I ordered this a year and a half ago and after testing it out for five days (I'd decided to give it a week but gave up after five days) I've never taken it out of my leather gear box again. This is a pretty object and probably works half decently as a photo prop/ accessory only, especially on a large man with no hips to speak of but I can in all honesty not call it a functional bag, that's how bad the technical aspects of the design are. Armstreet, what were you thinking when you decided on THAT lacing set up and cut with no fullness at all towards the bottom for the suede pockets!? And the way the entire bag just scrunches up when hanging it on the waist of anyone with even slight curvature to the hip region is just... no. As a last little side detail: what's up with those little corners at the ends of the flap stitching? The only purpose they seemed to serve was to snag on things and start curling; I think it was on day three or so I decided to just trim them off... This was not one of your highlights, Armstreet
That's valuable feedback and we will discuss this design again with our team. We are not completely sure it's universal, I mean this bag is based on a very popular historical pattern so it might be it's not just something for you, but we would like to know better about what happened, so if you can send us a picture that would be great