Bifold Wallet (Dark Brown Color)
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Bifold Wallet (Dark Brown Color)

$60.00

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Product Description

Experience the meaning of minimalist but functional with this custom, handmade men’s wallet! My use of thin but durable leather allows you to carry the daily essentials in your pocket without the heavy, bulkiness of many wallets.

Each step of crafting this wallet is done by hand – from the cutting of the leather, to the stamping of text and designs, to the dyeing and buffing of the finished piece. Crafting a handmade product allows me to constantly inspect each detail of the wallet throughout the crafting process so you can be assured you are purchasing the finest wallet around!

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Minimalist style wallet

Holds 8-10 cards

Has a portion for cash to be laid flat in the wallet

Made to order

Handmade in the USA

Made using high quality, Full-Grain & Vegetable Tanned leather

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PERSONALIZATION DETAILS

FREE PERSONALIZATION
• There are 40 characters of text included in the price of this wallet. If you would like text that is longer that 40 characters please email me for a price quote

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WALLET WITH A DESIGN OR IMAGE
I can hand stamp almost any designs onto the wallet – a logo, symbol, graphic, etc. Please email for a price quote on those as well

PLACING A PERSONALIZED ORDER
If you would like to personalize your wallet please specify in the “Order Notes” section during checkout exactly where you’d like your personalizations – on the front and in the middle, towards the bottom, inside right panel, etc.
If you use quotation marks around the text you request, please specify whether or not you want the quotation marks on the product

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THE HANDMADE PROCESS

INSPECTION & SELECTION

The process of crafting a handmade product begins with the roll of leather. Because I allow for custom text or designs to be hand stamped into the leather I have to purchase “raw” leather, which is undyed and untreated. Finished leather does not hold stamping well, if at all, so it’s very important to purchase it in the raw state. Before purchasing any leather, I select multiple rolls of full-grain & vegetable-tanned leather, lay them out and inspect every roll. If a particular roll has too many major markings, feels low quality, or is too stiff I move on to the next roll. I only purchase leather I know you will love and which has the potential to last you a lifetime.

HAND STAMPING & PERSONALIZATION

Once I return to my shop I unroll the leather, examine it one more time to make sure I still love it, and then begin the cutting process. Each piece is measured, down to the millimeter, and cut using a set of sharp knives and cutting tools. Whether it be for a wallet, a passport holder, or a leather bag this process is the same. Every cut is measured. Every piece is precise. I then take the freshly cut pieces to my work table and lightly spray with water. This allows the leather to become soft and impressionable for the text or design to be stamped into it. I use a leather stamping kit to stamp the leather, which allows me to apply one letter at a time to a stamping tool. After attaching the letter to the tool, I carefully align the tool and letter on the leather. I quickly tap the tool with a mallet, leaving the letter freshly imprinted into the leather. This process is repeated over and over until the full text is stamped. Hand stamping text into leather is not quick, but I love being able to customize your product with meaningful text!

If you requested a custom design for your product, such as an animal silhouette or a logo, I use something called transfer paper. I print the design you provided and then trace that design onto the transfer paper. The leather is then moistened, the transfer paper is placed on top of the leather and a pen is used to trace the design on the transfer paper. Because the leather is soft from the water, this tracing shows up on the leather. A sharp knife called a Swivel Knife is used to hand cut the design into the leather. This allows for dye, during the dyeing process, to fall into the cuts and give the appearance of the cut lines being black.

From this point, if you asked for the design to be “stamped”, or beveled, a leather Beveler tool is used which allows me to gently tap the leather around the design using a mallet. This forces the leather all around the design to become depressed, giving the appearance your design is elevated. This stamping process also allows for the dye to fall into the depressed outline and can give the image an appearance of almost being branded. Keep in mind the beveler is only about 3/16″ wide so to complete a design I have to tap anywhere from 100-300+ times!

DYEING

After stamping any text and designs you have requested, the next process is to hand dye the leather. The dyeing process must be done in one sitting or the dye will look uneven which leaves some pieces darker or lighter than others. The back is dyed first and then the front and edges of each piece before allowing it to sit and dry. Once the drying process is completed, a sealant is applied. Leather sealer helps protect the colors and keep them looking as bright as the moment they dried. The sealer also protects leather from wear and moisture (though keep in mind that doesn’t mean they are completely waterproof). This process also rubs off any excess dye to minimize any dye to clothing transfer.

GLUING & SEWING

Each product is glued together and clamped using clips to hold it in place while drying. This is the last step before sewing the product and ensures that the pieces will not shift during the sewing process. I watch with great care as the machine creates each stitch to make sure those stitch lines are as straight as I can get them. Once the sewing is completed, if your product has rounded edges, an edge rounding tool is used to round off the edges. Because cutting the edges leaves the raw leather color exposed, the edges are dyed and sealed again.

FINISHING TOUCHES

The very last steps to your product being completed is to hand burnish the edges, making them smooth, and then hand buffing each product to leave it with a little glow! Once those last steps are completed, your custom leather product is packaged up (with a little handwritten note!) and dropped off at the post office. Each order contains a Care Instruction card which explains how you can best take care of your product to ensure it will last you for years to come!

WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF YOUR LEATHER WALLET?

Now that you know how much love and care goes into making your wallet, click here to learn more about the quality of materials I use.

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PLEASE NOTE

My turnaround time is 2-3 weeks

If you need your order to be shipped sooner than 2-3 weeks you can purchase the Rush My Order! listing here. Please put in the notes section during checkout when you need the order by

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PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

Folded: 3.5″ x 4″

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 6 x 4 in

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