A lovely solid brass charm made for us by The Superior Labor in the same workshop as their brass accessories, in Japan. Perfect for use on your Traveler's Notebook but also to decorate your bags and accessories.
The brass is untreated and will acquire a beautiful patina with time.
Read our blog article on the story of our logo for more information on the Lucky Turtle!
Price includes 21% VAT.
The Superior Labor x Nomado Store Higonokami & Pen Case is the perfect embodiment of our philosophy and of TSL's.
Handmade in Superior Labor's workshop near Okayama, the Case is the result of a joint creative exercise. Designed to be portable and practical, it is fitted with a classic Superior Labor Brass Money Clip on the back to allow you to clip it to your inside pocket, Traveler's Notebook, etc.
We decided to include a beautiful Mujun Fuji Higonokami knife with every case. Standard Higonokami knives can be pretty “pedestrian”, cosmetically-speaking. The Mujun Fuji knife is handmade by craftsmen in the traditional way but with seriously upgraded looks.
'Fuji Knife' is a multipurpose foldable knife, which is both functional and beautiful; when folded, the engraved handle and blade form a drawing of Mt. Fuji from a famous view in Miho peninsula. The end of the solid brass handle is a bottle opener. The high quality double-edged blade and the brass handle ensure that you will get years of use out of the knife.
The knife is perfect for sharpening pencils, craft, gardening and just about any other cutting need you may have on a daily basis.
TSL used the finest Japanese leather from the Tochigi tannery for this project, it is smooth and supple but robust and will last for years. The leather is undyed and will darken progressively to a cognac colour.
Perfect for use on your Traveler's Notebook.
The brass clip and popper are untreated and will acquire a beautiful patina with time.
Read our blog article on the story of this project for more information!
This set includes both the case and the Higonokami knife!
Pen and Traveler's Notebook not included. This knife is not a weapon and we absolutely do not recommend using it as such! The knife is not to be used by children, the blade is very sharp.
Product care (knife):
- cleaning: mild detergent and water, wipe immediately after rinsing
- apply a thin coat of oil to the blade and hinge, this will help prevent corrosion
- always wipe the knife when damp, do not leave it submerged in water
- sharpen when necessary
All quoted prices include 21% VAT, excluding shipping (see our shipping page for costs). Please contact us for further details on VAT deduction and check out point 13 of our FAQ if you are based outside the European Union.
A cute pin you can use to decorate your textile-based bags and accessories. Perfect for The Superior Labor bags and Engineer Pouches.
Read our blog article on the story of our logo for more information!
Price includes 21% VAT.
We've always had a soft spot for the popular Small Paint Bag, one of our bestselling TSL items. Beautifully-made and cute-looking, it's only disadvantage is it's inherent compactness.
We also felt that there was a need for a Unisex messenger bag or satchel in the Superior Labor range. Putting these 2 concepts together during a design session in Okayama last year at TSL HQ, we also decided to upgrade the internals.
This Paint Shoulder Bag Large is a scaled up version of the classic Small Paint bag. The Compact is sized for portability but is large enough to offer convenient storage.
We decided to improve the storage options offered by the standard Small Bag. The Large is fitted with the usual double inside pocket for your smartphone, wallet and other sundries, but we added a full height pocket, which is large enough for a 12 inch MacBook, regular size Traveler's Notebook and more. We also added pen loops to the outside of the large pocket. The main compartment offers lots of space for larger items. Use a Croots medium camera insert to transform it into a beautiful camera bag.
Every Paint Bag Large is fitted with a solid brass "Lucky Turtle" logo badge, which is made for us by The Superior Labor in Japan and is discreetly hidden under the top flap.
These bags are made from the finest Kurashiki canvas- only 150 feet can be woven on shuttle looms per day, raw brass hardware - produced in a traditional casting factory in downtown Tokyo and vegetable – tanned Japanese leather – slowly and carefully tanned with mimosa extract. The paint stripe is applied by hand in the Superior Labor workshop, a beautifully restored old schoolhouse.
The robust canvas will become supple with use, the natural leather will darken and take on its own patina.
Note on pockets: with the exception of the black canvas/tan paint bag, pockets are in a contrasting colour, back canvas with red pockets, khaki & beige canvas with navy pockets.
Order information: We currently have 4 colour combinations in stock, please contact us if you require another colour.
The Paint Bag Large is also available with a leather bottom or in full leather (contact us for more information). For practical reasons, these leather versions do not include the full height pocket.
All quoted prices include 21% VAT. Please contact us for further details on VAT deduction and check out point 13 of our FAQ if you are based outside the European Union.