Sterling & Burke is proud to carry Ghurka's full range of leather bags, briefcases, luggage, wallets and other accessories for men and woman. An American Company with a long history of quality production. Recently reinvorgorated with new styles and leather colors. We carry their products in our Washington, DC store and online. Our stock is visible online but if you do not see the piece you are interested in we are pleased to order it for you, the entire collection is available through our store!
In the early 1970’s, founder Marley Hodgson found himself at an estate sale in the UK where he encountered a rare collection of campaign gear once belonging to a British Ghurka commander stationed in India at the turn of the century. There were boots, belts, backpacks, all almost 100 years old, yet the leather remained supple, sturdy and full of character. Captivated by the collection, he returned to the US and made his first Ghurka bag, a leather knapsack. In 1975, with the world’s finest leathers, the upmost attention to detail and respect for the craft, Marley designed his first Ghurka collection at a factory in Norwalk, Connecticut. For over 40 years, proud generations of artisans have upheld the craftsmanship, quality and purpose of Ghurka. The same factory is still hand making the Original Collection today.
THE MAKING OF A GHURKA BAG
Since their founding, Ghurka has set out to manufacture the highest handcrafted leather goods available. This has always begun with using only the finest hides in the world. While there are endless varieties of leather available, only a handful pass the rigorous selection process required to bear the Ghurka medallion. Likewise, our signature solid brass hardware and trademark stitching process ensure that our bags deliver an unparalleled owner experience and lifetime of use.