So, I wanted to have another proper bag that fits my scandinavian garb. I have a naalbound one, but it is quite stretchy if you put in many or heavy things. Not good for proper viking shopping ;)
There are finds from Hedeby, remains of wooden handles that were attached to bags.
My handles are a free interpretation of those from Hedeby. I carved them from beechwood.
I want to use the red leather in the background to sew the actual bag.
After carving the form, I treated the wood with a stain from dark beer. You see, it's always good to have a stock of dark beer ;)