Axis Artemis Handbag
Beargrass Leather -- Inspired by Montana, Crafted by Hand
The Axis Artemis features our boldest design. It is constructed axis deer fur, full cowhair lining in pearl, and Horween Essex gussets and flap. The Axis Artemis features the finishing touches of a luxury handbag. Brass feet help to maintain the longevity of the fur and hand-stitching provides lasting details. Comes with matching Field Notes cover.
Axis is a fallow deer from India that keeps its fawn spots throughout its life. Axis is not endangered nor threatened. In fact, there are many Axis living wild in Texas! Texans can even hunt for Axis on public lands, thus leading to the limited yet available supply of Axis leather. Most of our Axis fur has been sourced from Texas.
Height: 13" / Width: 11" / Depth: 5.5" / Strap Length: 7" Drop (bottom of strap to top of bag)
Free 3-day priority shipping within the U.S. International shipping to select countries is based on the estimated package size and weight (please inquire before purchasing). Ready-made items typically ship within three business days.
Leather as a Natural Product:
Real, full-grain leather is a natural product. Each hide has a certain amount of “irregularities” which those in the leather business call “character.” Some hides even come with brand marks (which are awesome), nicks, bites, bumps, scars, and other awesome items of character. In the end, this is a sign that your leather is real, unadulterated, one of a kind, premium leather that will last for years.
Handmade in USA:
Every Beargrass Leather is crafted by either Samantha or Benjamin in scenic Montana.
For most Beargrass Leather products, we recommend Montana Pitch Blend for care and conditioning. Montana pitch blend performs two roles: conditioning and protection. The mink oil will soften the leather while the wax will help protect the leather from weather and wear. Montana Pitch Blend may darken leather, but most leather will darken over time.
For bags made of hair, simply wipe with a damp cloth with either simple water or a mild soapy water. Do not soak. Our hair-on-hide leather is created mostly for use as throws, pillows, rugs, and bags, so it can stand up to some intense use.
Most of our products are tanned and dyed by the tannery. As any color or dye, it may rub off if vigorously rubbed or wet. Over years of use, very few products have shown any rub-off of color. Nevertheless, the use of a good conditioner like Montana Pitch Blend with natural oils and waxes will help . But in the meantime, use caution.