Please note: This piece is handmade to order and may take four to six weeks before shipped
This is the first bag designed in the Waltzing Matilda USA arsenal. The original was made from reclaimed Red Wing boot leather from a Minnesota factory. This was the bag that got Mike into working with leather after a 20 year break. The patchwork design was chosen out of necessity due to the small irregular pieces of leather he originally traded for at Red Wing. All completely hand cut and hand stitched using our hand made hardware from PA factories. The diamond seam covers were first inspired by this bag and have since become a frequently used shape and a signature hallmark for Waltzing Matilda USA.
Mike still has his original and uses it as his travel bag. It's surprisingly roomy and fits a weekend's worth of essentials. Each is signed and numbered by Mike Balitsaris, founder of Waltzing Matilda USA.
Hand crafted in USA from local materials.
16" H x 8.5"W x 12.5" L
** Please Note: Each custom piece is unique and may vary slightly. Patterns and leather may vary based on availability in workshop. A member of the WM team member will get in contact with you via email 24 to 48 hours after purchase to go over details and choose from fabric/leather options.
If you'd be interested in a handcrafted St. Christopher backpack of your own either call us at (610) 688-1500 or email us at email@example.com