The Field Desk

The Field Desk

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Red, aniline-dyed leather writing surface.

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Kiln-dried American cherry with brass corner guards.

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Two interior recessed-lid compartments.

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Lift-out implements tray.

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Customizable monogramed
leather handle.

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The Field Desk

Have a ready surface that commands pen to paper. Designed with Gerstner case makers and legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald to recall an implement worthy of great adventure writing.

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Have a ready surface that commands pen to paper. Designed with Gerstner case makers and legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald to recall an implement worthy of great adventure writing.

Story

If the greatest naturalists and expedition leaders had not kept meticulous logs of their adventures, their stories would have never been told. Essential to the task is the Field Desk: keep your supplies organized and your writings secure, and have a ready surface that commands pen to paper. We designed the Best Made Field Desk with Gerstner case makers and legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald to recall an implement worthy of Hemingway, London, or Service. Made with kiln-dried American cherry, plain-sawn to expose its handsome grain, the Best Made Field Desk is a stately home for all your stationery needs, and is finished with brass corner guards and the signature Best Made shoulder strap.

Specs
  • Overall: 11.5" x 15" x 4.75"
  • Large compartments: 14" x 10.5" x 0.875/1.25"
  • Medium compartments:14" x 7.5" x 1.375/1.75"
  • Compartment under pen tray: 14" x 2.25" x 1.625"
  • Two interior recessed-lid compartments
  • Lift-out implements tray
  • Removable strap with wool felt pad
  • Hand-applied stain and lacquer finish
  • Customizable leather handle
Materials
  • Kiln-dried American cherry
  • Brass hardware
  • Red, aniline-dyed leather writing surface
  • Embroidered felt interior
  • Leather carry handle
  • Wool felt shoulder pad with leather backing
Origin
  • Made in the USA
In The Field
Best Made Field Desk

Garzón, Uruguay. Spring, 2017. Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg.

British Columbia, Canada. Winter, 2016. Photo by Christina Holmes.

History

H. Gerstner & Sons was founded in Dayton, Ohio by Harry Gerstner in 1906. Gerstner is now a 4th generation family owned business known throughout the country for heirloom quality, handcrafted tool chests. It’s acknowledged that those who keep their tools in a Gerstner Tool Chest are a cut above the rest. Harry Gerstner’s basic principle still applies to every tool chest built – “A place for everything and everything in its place.”