I love minimalist wallets and this might be the mini-est of all the minimalist wallets I make. It’s so minimalist 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!
The corners of this piece are sliced off for lewks and also so it’s easy to push out the corner of cards with your fingers. It features hand-dyed rich brown leather with red stitching. 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 2.75″x 3.85″ (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 dye job
These wallets are darker brown (rather than naturally light tan or buff-y beige) because I hand-dyed it with a penetrating leather dye. Because of the custom process, the color is not uniform from piece to piece.
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!