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The Bond Attaché - 007

£2,595.00

From Swaine Adeney with Love. 

About

One doesn't need to be Sean Connery to own 007's attaché. The Purveyors of luxury leather goods Swaine Adeney are proud to offer this iconic attaché case to our clients. It's a must-have for collectors of James Bond memorabilia and 007 gadgets. Immortalised in Mr. Ian Fleming's original novel From Russia With Love, first published in 1957, Q-branch was said to have 'ripped out the careful handiwork of Swaine Adeney' and produced a deadly 'smart-looking little bag'. When Mr. Richard Maibaum and Ms. Johanna Harwood adapted the novel for the silver screen in 1962, Swaine Adeney, of course, was asked to produce the 'complicated bag of tricks' for Mr. Sean Connery's 007.

The case has no gadgets, alas, nor pockets in the lid, making it an open box inside. However, Bespoke options are available, and customisation is encouraged. Be it a pocket here or a strap there, just the slightest twist on a classic design can turn one's investment into a real talking point.

This piece is ready to be dispatched worldwide. 

  • Black Bridle Leather Exterior
  • Red Skiver interior
  • Brass Fittings
  • Size: 45.5 cm x 33 cm x 11.5 cm (18 in. x 13 in. x 4.5 in.)
  • Can be personalised with one's initials.

History

The Purveyors of luxury leather goods Swaine Adeney are proud to offer this iconic attaché case to our clients. It's a must-have for collectors of James Bond memorabilia and 007 gadgets. Immortalised in Mr. Ian Fleming's original novel From Russia With Love, first published in 1957, Q-branch was said to have 'ripped out the careful handiwork of Swaine Adeney' produced a deadly 'smart-looking little bag'. When Mr. Richard Maibaum and Ms. Johanna Harwood adapted the novel for the silver screen in 1962, Swaine Adeney, of course, was asked to produce the 'complicated bag of tricks' for Mr. Sean Connery's 007. The second feature film of the James Bond franchise. In chapter 13 of the original, The Purveyors of luxury leather goods, Swaine Adeney, were immortalised by Mr. Fleming:

'Q Branch had put together this smart-looking little bag, ripping out the careful handiwork of Swaine and Adeney to pack fifty rounds of .25 ammunition, in two flat rows, between the leather and the lining of the spine. In each of the innocent sides, there was a flat throwing knife, built by Wilkinson, the sword-makers, and the tops of their handles were concealed cleverly by the stitching at the corners. Despite Bond’s efforts to laugh them out of it, Q’s craftsmen had insisted on building a hidden compartment into the handle of the case, which, by pressure at a certain point, would deliver a cyanide death pill into the palm of his hand. (Directly he had taken delivery of the case, Bond had washed this pill down the lavatory.) More important was the thick tube of Palmolive shaving cream in the otherwise guileless sponge-bag. The whole top of this unscrewed to reveal the silencer for the Beretta, packed in cotton wool. In case hard cash was needed, the lid of the attaché case contained fifty golden sovereigns. These could be poured out by slipping sideways one ridge of welting.

The complicated bag of tricks amused Bond, but he also had to admit that, despite its eight-pound weight, the bag was a convenient way of carrying the tools of his trade, which otherwise would have to be concealed about his body.'

Features

  • Hand-finished traditional English bridle leather, tanned with natural plant extracts
  • A Bond styled attaché case as made for the Bond Movie by the original makers
  • Hand-stitched, black bridle hide leather exterior
  • Dramatic Red Skiver leather lining
  • Size: 45.5 cm x 33 cm x 11.5 cm (18 in. x 13 in. x 4.5 in.)

Ordering This Product

This model is ready to be dispatched worldwide. However, if it is marked as sold out, please email enquiries@swaine-adeney-brigg.co.uk as stocked pieces might be available.

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