American West - Leather for a Lifetime The mere mention of 'American West' conjures up images of cowboys and pathfinders in search of new frontiers. With this pioneering tradition, American West celebrates the human spirit that lives on in the hearts of many, still today as in days gone by. It is this legacy that has inspired American West's product line, the leaders in Western handbags and accessories for over 25 years. It is a legacy of quality, hand-crafted leather items made by hand - one at a time - that reflect the true values of the West. Founded in 1986, American West specializes in elegant leather goods, hand-tooled by skilled craftsmen from the Guarani Indian tribe. Each American West design is classic at heart, with a fresh take on the tradition of hand-tooling and western style. Few handbag companies can match the longevity of American West. Even fewer can match the exceptional quality and uniqueness, and large selection of designs. With a loyal following of collectors, American West is known for it's beautifully designed products, high quality and exceptional customer service, standing behind each product that goes to market, backed by a lifetime guarantee and repair service. Tooled by hand, one strike at a time...Capturing the spirit of the true West, American West designs are influenced by the men and women who embrace the lifestyle and are proud to be part of the culture. Industrialization has allowed some companies to create tooled leather through the use of machines. Not at American West. Each and every American West item is still tooled by hand,one strike at a time, to create these beautiful works of art. Though these products are created by time-honored traditions, the modern day conveniences of cell phone pouches, credit card slots and zipper pulls (to mention only a few) are not forgotten in the design details. The popular American West designs feature handbags, luggage, briefcases, small leather goods and gift items from a collection of more than 400 styles. All products carry a lifetime manufacturer's defect guarantee.