I love minimalist wallets but this one is extra minimalist enough that I felt sheepish calling it a wallet so I titled it a “cardholder” because I don’t want to mislead you. Anyway, this cardholder-wallet can comfortably hold about three cards — and a few more if you want really cram them tightly in there! It also features a wrap-around strap for you to creatively utilize.
It features red stitching running down the right side, vertically. There is an “SN” logo stamp on the backside of these pieces. This leather series is named after all the things I considered naming my dog, but didn’t.
Size: approx 3″x 3.8″ (inches)
Customizable: Do you want to get a name or initials stamped on these? Please leave me a note at check out or email me after placing your order!
Re: the leather material
These wallets are made with full-grain leather, which is less processed and leaves the entire — aka full — grain of the hide intact. Wallets will include natural scarring and blemishes (which you can see in the pictures!). Full grain leather is porous (but very durable). It absorbs moisture and oil and, over time, will develop a pretty patina (darker, shinier) that looks better the longer the wallet ages.
Re: the leather tannage
These wallets are made from vegetable tanned leather. (Tanning the process in which cowhide becomes leather.) This type of tanning is called vegetable it uses natural materials in the tanning process, like tree bark. Veg tanning is an old-school method of tanning, and the method has been around for centuries.
Re: the color
These wallets have not been dyed (by me!). The feature the beauty of the vegetable tanning process. Don’t fall in love with the current colors though! This leather will inevitable change color over time as it continues to be exposed to light, the oils from your hands, and the adventures they will hopefully go on.
Re: cutting and stitching
These wallets are hand-cut and also hand-stitched, not machined. Because of this, there is often lack of uniformity on the wallets. Also, the ends of the nylon threads get burned off to prevent fraying, so there may be some light burn marks on wallets. 😀 Enjoy!