The utensil roll is made from olive green, heavy duty 15 ounce canvas, hand riveted with a webbed cotton wrap closure, so you can either roll up your knives and utensils into a bundle or use the rivets to hang it on a branch.
The Duluth Pack company goes back to Camille Poirier, a poor French Canadian who, in 1870, wandered West to the village of Duluth on the banks of lake Gitchi Gummi. Poirier embodied the hardscrabble hustle of the frontier. He devised the settlement’s first water system, carting hoghead barrels of water by horse-drawn carriage, while running a cobbling shop, building a house with his own hands, and making do on dinners of cow carcass seasoned with Duluth soil in place of pepper.
Duluth Pack honed their canvas and leather skills with wagon covers, blacksmith aprons, tents and cots. As the village grew to be a city filled with millionaire titans of industry, the company turned to outfitting the growing leisure class. In the 1900s, this meant tapping into the craze for 'gypsying'—taking their model-Ts out in the open road and sleeping under the stars. The utensil roll is an embodiment of the love for ruggedness and outdoors with the order and comfort of hard-won luxury.