No complaints here about this standard pistol cartridge box. It's a good buy at this price. Even during my re-enacting days I never quite used it for it's intended purposes, as I preferred pre-loaded extra cylinders to change out. Like, I've seen the neat, labeled "packets" of .36 caliber pistol cartridges before in museums, but never quite mentally translated that into the black powder, pistol grease, lead ball, and tiny percussion caps, plus the loading/measuring tools, that I had to carry in my haversack to make my pistol function. However, what I did use this handy pouch for was to carry my notebook, pencil and mapping paraphernalia (compass, field lens, string).
Now decades later, I find that I still use this pouch a LOT to help carry and organize my small knick knacks in a cool looking classic sort of pouch. I guess, technically, it is a "man clutch" (not purse) attached to my belt. It has one narrow main compartment (imagine two packs of playing cards side by side) undivided, and one thin sleeve in the back (the same dimensions except flat). I carry my Leatherman, the Leatherman bit sets, a Fisher pen, a gas torch lighter, some ferro-cerium rods, and a few other useful goodies in there. The large leather flap nicely protects the contents, conceals them from view, and gives me an extra bit of insurance that they won't just drop out particularly when I am not vertical.
Through the years I have modified it a bit, and just from constant wear it has softened and faded to a rich dark brown on the corners and edges. It looks so naturally "weathered" that it looks like it is 150 years old. I do keep the exterior waxed (shoe polish) and the interior oiled (neet's foot). It should last a long, long time with proper care.Read more ›