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Handcrafted Goods made in the USA

 

Waltzing Matilda USA is a brand founded in Pennsylvania specializing in handcrafted leather sandals, bags, and accessories. The company was started unofficially from the back of a VW van with a hammer, a knife and scrap leather. The first Waltzing Matilda USA item ever created was a repurposed piece of shoe leather turned into a sandal. One sandal lead to another and another, made at night and delivered to specialty shops up and down the east coast during the day.

The passion for creating pieces of art from leather came full circle next in the form of a bag. Scrap leather that was traded for beer from the Red Wing Shoe factory in Minnesota was turned into a bag that received a lot of attention through social media. So much attention that many bags were commissioned and the Waltzing Matilda USA company was officially born.

Tom Waits’ version of the song Waltzing Matilda inspired the company’s name, bringing back childhood memories of dad and son listening to the song late at night. The beautiful melody mixed with Waits’ gruff, whiskey-soaked voice to create a piece of art resembles the process of taking old scraps and turning them into a unique, story-telling piece of WM product.

The brand is currently distributed through high-end specialty stores in the US, Apple’s website and our online store. Everything we make is handcrafted in the USA in small micro-factories and meant to last forever. We make a strong effort to use repurposed and recycled materials found during our travels. We don’t compromise. We are creative, adventurous, and humble, and sincerely want to stimulate the senses with our pieces. Every hide is hand-picked and has unique features and marks that add to the character and beauty of each product. We hope you love your new piece of art, and that it travels with you for a long time. Please let it age gracefully.

Recent & Featured Products

Ammo Bag QUICK VIEW

Ammo Bag

$125.00

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This unique piece was originally used to hold magazines for a M31 rifle in WWI. The construction is awesome and the 100+ year old leather is in ama...

Ammo Bag

$125.00
Ammo Tote QUICK VIEW

Ammo Tote

$1,800.00

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This bag is made from over 8 individual Ammo Cases from the Swiss Army circa WWII. Beautiful variation in the patina of each panel provides for a t...

Ammo Tote

$1,800.00
Avery Sleeve for MacBook Pro QUICK VIEW

Avery Sleeve for MacBook Pro

$160.00

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Russet
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This leather sleeve is named after Mike’s daughter Avery. It was designed for complete function and safety for your Apple MacBook Pro 13" or 15". ...
BYOB - Single Bottle Carrier QUICK VIEW

BYOB - Single Bottle Carrier

$135.00

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This was our take on a simple, clean design using boot leather for a classic function, adjustable to hold in your hand or throw over your shoulder ...
Greek Sandal - Veg Leather Sole - Dark Brown QUICK VIEW

Greek Sandal - Veg Leather Sole - Dark Brown

$178.00

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Brown Top - Veg Sole
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Greek Sandal is fashioned after a pair of sandals that Mike bought years ago on a trip in Greece from a street vendor. He continued to wear them th...
My Sandal - Birkenstock Sole - Dark Brown QUICK VIEW

My Sandal - Birkenstock Sole - Dark Brown

$178.00

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Brown Top Brown Sole
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My Sandal is based on a style of sandal that Mike has been wearing for the last 20 years, so while designing these he referred to them as "my sanda...

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