The 1834 Black Watch
The 1834 Black Watch
The deep emerald green and navy tartan of the 1834 Black Watch honours the rich coastal tones of the British Isles. Combined with our Chesterfield brown leather & antique bronze fittings, this is a bag made for the outdoors, inspired by Scotland’s glorious rugged landscape.
Handmade near the Highlands, the 1834 Black Watch unites the skill of two Scottish artisan workshops. The tartan is woven from natural wool fibres by a family company with a 200 year old history. Passed on to a traditional sporran makers workshop, the fabric is then handcrafted with brown leather to create each bag.
Each 1834 has an adjustable strap so it can be worn as a long or short shoulder bag & as a beltbag. Designed with an expanding leather inner, the bag is compact yet deceivingly spacious.
The Collection takes inspiration from the sporran accessory, native of Scotland. It takes time, precision & passion to create every 1834 – from cutting & sewing the leather to hand-fitting more than 30 metal components. The master sporran makers who create each piece draw on a rich manufacturing history, which extends back to 1834.
Born out of necessity in the 12th century, Highland warriors were the first to wear the leather sporran, over a kilt - a single piece of tartan cloth requiring no tailoring, and therefore no pockets. This modern reinterpretation by NIXEY stays true to the original design essence, yet adds an element of surprise as each 1834 seamlessly interchanges from shoulder bag to waist bag, reflecting the versatility of contemporary life. The 1834 gives you the freedom to wear your own way!
- Made from tartan & 100% genuine leather, interior and exterior.
- Antique Bronze Metal Fittings
- Embossed with NIXEY logo on the front and 'Handmade in Scotland' on the back
- Magnetic snap-fastening front flap
- Packaged in cotton dust bag
- Handmade in Scotland by expert sporran makers
- Width 19cm / 7.5"
- Height 20cm / 8"
- Depth 6cm / 2.5"
Adjustable shoulder bag and waist strap (adjustable from 55cm / 21.5" up to 120cm / 47")