This is our most popular extra large solid brushed brass briefcase hasp. It is an appropriate replacement catch for many briefcase combination/ key locks however, do check dimensions and detail closely, as slight differences in design may mean certain spares won't work with your briefcase.
This range of replacement parts is useful for practically minded people, who have a broken briefcase they do not want to part with and who do not have a saddler or luggage repairer in their neighbourhood.
Peel back the organiser section in the lid by about 5 inches. Don't worry about the stitching
as it is dummy stitched.
Peel back the leather that covers the underside of the hasp you wish to replace. Once again don't worry about the stitching.
You should by now have revealed the back of the rivets that hold the hasp onto the case. Two types of rivet are commonly used. The first type has two legs that can be straightened with a flat headed screwdriver and extracted. The second usually has a washer capping it on the inside which can be carefully drilled out with a cordless drill.
Put the new hasp on, tapping down the new rivets with a hammer and reverse the process gluing the lining as you go (Evo-stick is best).
I wanted to say a big thankyou. My new Barbour Classic Bedale arrived this morning....what a prompt efficient service.
I chose to purchase from Cox the Saddler because I was well aware that you are an old family business there in Chesham and I knew Chesham well in the 1970s and have fond memories of the place.
I saw your presence on Facebook and your videos on YouTube, but, most of all, I was impressed by the willing advice and help you were giving out as Leathershop Girl on Reddit. That showed me that you really care.
This is my second Bedale jacket. My first is twenty years old and ripped (not worth all the expense of Barbour repairs I fear) but I still keep it for gardening.
All the best to you...I hope that Cox the Saddler will flourish into the future.
D.S. , Devon, October 2023
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