This small Franzen matt nickel briefcase hasp is an appropriate replacement catch for many briefcase combination/ key locks. Do however 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).
The straps I ordered from you were received safely today. Their quality is excellent and they suit my purpose very well. You may like to know that I bought them to replace a single 24" strap, the shorter of the two straps that secure a fifty-year-old guitar case (the other is 48" long).
These cases were sold in large numbers at that time (I have two), and many are doubtless still in use. If your black 18mm. straps were available in 24" and 48" lengths, I am sure it would be a great boon to an entire generation of guitar-pickers - especially as the quality of the original straps was nowhere near as good as yours!
J.P., U.K., February 2022
23 High St, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1BG, England