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Americana Vintage Messenger Bag #230

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Our Americana Vintage Saddle Bag was inspired by the original Swiss Army saddle bags used in the 1920’s - 1940’s. Originally used by the Swiss Army as saddle bags for donkeys and horses, they were later converted as functional briefcase/saddle bags by adding a leather strap and a rear carry handle (not originally included). They are classic Swiss designs with minimal pockets, but very well thought-out details like a slightly dipped front panels, side cinch-straps and smartly design hinged flaps.

We have re-created the designs with almost 100% accuracy, including hand-stitched details, matching hardware and and a beautiful Horween Vegetable Tanned leather (8/9oz. hides). The bags are made from 100% leather, solid brass (nickel plated) hardware and heavy-duty #270 nylon thread, nothing more. They are unlined, without zippers or snaps and will last for generations. Each seam and stress-point is reinforced with a rivet or heavy thread, just as the original designs were.

The bags have hand-sewn buckle attachments and hand-stained and waxed edges. A true heirloom luggage item that you can pass down for generations. All designed and hand-crafted in our San Diego, California leather shop.

  • Made from heavy-weight (8/9oz.) Horween® Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • 100% Authentic Swiss Army design, circa 1930's
  • Well thought-out design details like internal leather strap, curved front panels, hinged front flap
  • Handcrafted in limited quantities in our San Diego, CA Leather Shop
  • Hand-sewn details & extra-heavy thread
  • Edges stained and burnished 100% by hand
  • Complimentary monograming
  • 14" x 11" x 3"
Availability: MADE IN U.S.A.
Pricing: $699.00
Free Shipping on orders over $250!


  • AM230 -
  • AM230
  • MADE IN U.S.A.
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  • 5.0 lbs.
  • W14.0000” x H10.0000” x L3.0000”
  • Free Shipping on orders over $250!

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