Waltzing Matilda Tom’s Bag – $450

Many hear the words “Waltzing Matilda” and immediately think of the song by Tom Waits (although the correct title for his song is Tom Traubert’s Blues). Others know it as Australia’s unofficial national anthem. Yet others know the title from the original poem written by Australian poet Banjo Paterson back in 1895 – he also penned other famous pieces such as The Man from Snowy River. Now the name Waltzing Matilda is becoming synonymous with quality, handcrafted, made-in-the-USA fine leather bags, and footwear.

Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-11

About Waltzing Matilda

Not only is Waltzing Matilda committed to being made in the U.S.A. – they take it a step further by only using leather and other materials that are 100% sourced from the U.S.A. And, to top it off, all of their products are handmade. “Like a fine whiskey, Waltzing Matilda leather goods improve with age. The passing of time, use and personal journeys add depth, character and substance to these modern heirlooms.” Probably the best way to understand Mike Balitsaris’ passion for his products, how they’re made, and what they’re made from is to watch this short video of him discussing Waltzing Matilda.

 

Waltzing Matilda from Jesse Brass on Vimeo.

Construction

The Waltzing Matilda Tom’s Bag is created with leather from S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, Minnesota. And, as mentioned in the video, Waltzing Matilda uses heavy gauge thread from Maine Thread Company. The leather used on the bag is incredibly soft and floppy. One of the unique features of Waltzing Matilda’s products is their use of hides that may not “pass muster” with other companies. In the photos here, you can see stretch marks on the front flap and what is probably a barb wire scar on the on the back of the bag. Some say those marks detract from the beauty of the bag. I tend to disagree, especially when one considers that there is always discussion about how everyone wants “patina” on their leather products. In my opinion, you’re just getting a head start on the patina process. And, what’s the story behind those scars and marks? I’m curious…I like stories and, again in my opinion, those marks simply add to the back-story of a piece of leather that has been beautifully crafted into a bag that I hope to carry for years. Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-3 Back to the construction − in discussing Waltzing Matilda with Mike, he also enjoys incorporating old, or “up-cycled,” components into his products. In the case of the Tom’s Bag, the stud closures are from WWI Swiss Army ammunition pouches. He also uses hand forged rings from a local blacksmith for the strap adjustment. The use of these elements just further enhances the back-story that comes with the Tom’s Bag. Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-5

Function

The Waltzing Matilda Tom’s Bag is great for every day carry. The main compartment is roomy – large enough to carry a tablet or even a 13” laptop computer and other miscellaneous items. I’ve also used it as a quick, on the go photography bag with much success. It can carry two full size dSLR cameras with lenses and a few other items making it ideal for quick photo shoots. The inside flap pocket is large enough to handle a phone or iPod and the smaller slot is idea for business cards, or my favorite – customer loyalty cards that I don’t want to carry in my wallet.

Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-15

The outside pocket under the flap is an added bonus where you can slip your headphones in the pocket, some change, etc. And you’ve got one more business card sized slot available. The strap is long enough that the bag may be worn cross body without issue. It’s also easily adjusted so that it may be worn on the shoulder conventionally too. There is not a handle on the bag and initially, I missed having one to grab. However, with use, I found that the bag functioned just fine and I forgot about the lack of a handle. It’s also important to note that there isn’t a way to secure the main flap of the bag. If you tend to turn your bag upside down, this may be an issue. I, however, have not found this to be an issue. Another little item to note is the stud closure on the small outside pocket. While I like it a lot, the back of that closure is exposed inside the pocket. It’s a little sharp and may potentially scratch a small electronic item or snag something inserted into that pocket. I wish there was a small piece of leather sewn around the backside of it to eliminate any issues. This is not an issue with the stud closure on the inside pocket.

Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-4

There is only one thing that worries me about the bag and that is the stitching where the strap joins to the bag. It is an area that I’m going to keep an eye on over time. It’s probably going to be just fine – however, I wish that there were a couple of bar-tack stitches across the very last set of top stitches just to serve as reinforcements to prevent separation of the strap from the bag.

Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-12

Aesthetic

It looks great. The exposed stitching is pleasing to the eye. The soft floppy leather gets a lot of attention from people. They’re surprised at how soft it really is – and yes, they frequently ask to touch it. The stitching, the strap rings, and the stud closures are also items that get noticed and remarked upon frequently.

Waltzing-Matilda-Toms-Bag-13

Conclusion

The Waltzing Matilda Tom’s Bag is a great piece of handcrafted, leather art. At $450, it’s definitely an investment for the long run. But, you can be sure that the bag will endure for many years to come while allowing you to stylishly brandish it with your wares safely tucked inside. I look forward to carrying this bag and adding to the story it already had when it was delivered to me.

About Author

Just trying to keep life simple and uncomplicated. I appreciate quality - in people and the products I purchase and use. I enjoy finding leather goods that complement my work, my passions, and my life. I'm a husband, father, fly fisherman, and more...

363
Leave a Reply

avatar
363 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
2 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
95 Comment authors
скачать на пк need for speed rivalsсхема зарядного устройства из атхгдз по физике рабочая тетрадь 7 класс е.а.маронсхема из бисера чехол для телефонаквалификационные характеристики специалистов со средним медицинским и фармацевтическим образованием Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback

[…] we’ve taken a liking to WM’s rugged, bohemian style. Last year, we reviewed their Tom’s Bag, a unique messenger bag, their BYOB Dual Bottle Carrier – an attractive bag designed to carry […]

trackback

[…] born. Now, Waltzing Matilda is a full-fledged leather outfitter, making everything from shoes to bags to laptop cases to wine […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More here|Find More|Find More Informations here|Here you will find 45290 more Informations|Infos to that Topic: bestleather.org/waltzing-matilda-toms-bag-450/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More on|Find More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 63797 more Infos|Infos on that Topic: bestleather.org/waltzing-matilda-toms-bag-450/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here|Read More|Find More Infos here|Here you will find 8783 additional Infos|Infos to that Topic: bestleather.org/waltzing-matilda-toms-bag-450/ […]

справочник css3 скачать
Guest

Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal. I must say you have done a very good job with this. Also, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Internet explorer. Excellent Blog!| а

onone perfect photo suite 7 setup keygen rar
Guest

Definitely consider that that you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the net the simplest thing to understand of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst folks think about issues that they plainly don’t know about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest as neatly as defined out the whole thing with no need side-effects , other folks could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks| а

risiko spielautomat kostenlos spielen
Guest

spielautomaten casino baden baden , xtip casino testbericht aus echten erfahrungen – slot spiele kostenlos ohne anmeldung book of ra : spielautomaten ohne geld .

рабочая тетрадь по английскому языку ответы 7 класс ваулина
Guest

I pay a visit each day a few web pages and blogs to read articles, but this webpage gives feature based articles.| а

коэффициент теплоотдачи справочник
Guest

Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is just excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.| а

схема dvd плеера
Guest

Ahaa, its nice conversation concerning this paragraph here at this webpage, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.| а

решебник по математике 2 класса нефедова
Guest

Definitely consider that that you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the simplest factor to remember of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as people think about issues that they just do not recognize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as outlined out the whole thing with no need side effect , folks could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more. Thank you| а

география учебник 10-11 класс гладкий николина
Guest

Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any suggestions for first-time blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.| а

гдз по английскому языку 6 класс в тетради на печатной основе
Guest

Keep this going please, great job!| а

бесплатно посмотреть решебник для 6 класса по старому английскому языку 2004 года ку
Guest

It’s awesome to visit this web page and reading the views of all colleagues on the topic of this paragraph, while I am also eager of getting know-how.| а

гдз рабочая тетрадь по биологии 10-11 класс сухова
Guest

Good blog post. I absolutely appreciate this site. Stick with it!| а

общая характеристика рыночной экономики реферат
Guest

Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.| а

гостиница в горках
Guest

constantly i used to read smaller articles that as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading at this place.| а

справка об оценке недвижимости образец
Guest

I love what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.| а

flash decompiler trillix 5.3 registration code
Guest

It’s very easy to find out any topic on web as compared to textbooks, as I found this paragraph at this web page.| а

гдз по математике 6 класс ким попова
Guest

Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and appearance. I must say you’ve done a excellent job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Firefox. Superb Blog!| а

гдз по обществознанию 10 класс боголюбов онлайн практические выводы
Guest

Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too excellent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous web site.| а

windows 7 ultimate dutch 32 bit key txt
Guest

Thanks for your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back later in life. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great work, have a nice holiday weekend!| а

перевод текстов по английскому языку 10 класс по учебнику биболетовой
Guest

Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am encountering difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else getting the same RSS issues? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!| а

гдз 1 класс логика
Guest

This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually impressed to read all at single place.| а

smabzpcaa
Guest

Интересный пост

рабочая программа по информатике 2 класс перспектива
Guest

Thank you for every other fantastic post. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such information.| а

рецепт приготовления острых крылышек
Guest

After going over a number of the blog articles on your web site, I really like your technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site too and let me know what you think.| а

руководство по эксплуатация rav4
Guest

Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really loved surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!| а

гостиница башкирия в уфе
Guest

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.| а

учет и контроль рaсчетов с подотчетными лицaми
Guest

Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested. Cheers!| а

домашняя работа русский язык 2 класс виноградова учебник ст 20 упражнение 5
Guest

My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on numerous websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!| а

решебник по английскому языку 6 класс ваулина рабочая тетрадь 2020
Guest

Hello there I am so glad I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome jo.| а

скачать бесплатные драйвера атол
Guest

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.| а

download pokemon games for gameboy advance emulator
Guest

Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post is simply great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.| а

TeqwyMOT
Guest

This is just text for test and example.

гдз по всемирной истории печатная тетрадь 7 класс
Guest

Wow, this paragraph is nice, my younger sister is analyzing such things, therefore I am going to convey her.| а

история 6 класс агибалова краткий пересказ параграфов
Guest

Hi there, just became alert to your weblog thru Google, and found that it is really informative. I am going to be careful for brussels. I’ll appreciate in the event you proceed this in future. Numerous other folks can be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!| а

activities budget for windows 7 laptops
Guest

I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.| а

тест по теме социаьные нормы и санкции 7 класс
Guest

Appreciate this post. Will try it out.| а

готовые домашние задания по китайскому языку
Guest

Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll send this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!| а

topaz photoshop plugins bundle 2019 win mac osx
Guest

Hello, for all time i used to check blog posts here early in the break of day, as i like to find out more and more.| а

Cariejoids
Guest

дедики купить

reflexive adventure inlay full version download
Guest

I just like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check once more right here frequently. I am relatively certain I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right right here! Good luck for the following!| а

доклад на тему мировой океан 6 класс
Guest

My spouse and I stumbled over here different web address and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking over your web page yet again.| а

скачать ms word 2020 бесплатно без ключа
Guest

An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your site.| а

internet software internet manager for windows 7 32 bit with key
Guest

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Appreciate it!| а

winavi video convertor 2.1 crack 11.6.1
Guest

Thanks , I’ve recently been searching for info about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have came upon till now. But, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the supply?| а

отчет выполненной рaботе
Guest

Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next post thanks once again.| а

схема вышивка крестом натюрморта
Guest

Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?| а