These are two very unique wallets made using ART Shell Cordovan, the finest vegetable tanned leather, and other vegetable tanned leathers from Italy for coordinating interior elements. Each Art Shell is unique due to the hand dyeing process, and no two pieces cut from any shell can be the same.
Each is a different style, the "Quick Draw" (QD-5) with a slide out card slot on the left over another pocket for cards or folded cash, and card slots on the right. The other is "Wayfarer Wallet" (WF-10), as suits fast and uncomplicated needs for a quick exit from any situation... This folds, but doesn't have a billfold per se, but paper currency or receipts can fit on either side between the liner and outer leather, and two distinct slots for cards.
The Quick Draw when flat measures 7" (17.8cm) wide and 4 1/8" (16.2cm) tall, and about 3/4" (1.9cm) folded shut.
The Wayfarer Wallet open is 6 3/8" (16.2cm) wide and 4 1/8" (16.2cm) tall, and about 1/2" (1.2cm) folded shut.
The wallets do not yet closed together closely since the Shell Cordovan is a bit firmer than other leathers used for some of my other listed wallets, but it will ease with use and handling. The finish is highly burnished and polished from the tannery, over top the hand dyed shell, and can be kept looking its best with light buffing with soft cloth and polish, as suits any high quality shoe.
I hand cut and trim all the pieces, and the stitching is with coordinating color of bonded nylon thread on my industrial machine. And all the edges are sanded smooth and hand burnished to a semi-gloss or glossy sheen. Among the cowhide and bison, I also use Shell Cordovan and other horse leather--which is stronger and smoother than cowhide, and is utilizing a resource more commonly used in Europe and other parts of the world rather than adding to the waste stream.
I have been acquiring new leathers, and will be listing other new colors. There are many other makers of wallets in fine leathers in the more typical shades of brown and black, but I am staying with my aesthetic, in which I enjoy color and pattern, and not just doing a "me too" product. My color choices and combinations are inspired by nature, as well as local sports teams.
The two variations both have Art Shell Cordovan exterior, and underside of the shell and part of the tannery stamp shows in the interior, as well. The interiors are all vegetable tanned cowhide from Italy, unless otherwise noted:
QD-5: Blue and brown (from US tannery, Wickett & Craig), edges dyed green and then clear burnished. The line of stitching that shows on one exterior sides creates the bottom of the inner most card slot.
WF-10: Natural horse rear* and dark brown and green, edges left natural with clear burnished
*The Horse Rear (butt) is actually outside the "Shell" region, but is still high quality and denser, stronger & smoother than cowhide.
I am happy to provide more specific information on any of the leathers used on request.
I have also laser etched my shop logo "B8C" on an inside corner of the wallet. And please note, any items shown with the wallet are not included.
As with all my work, I am also happy to consider custom work!
Shipping: The wallet will be in a linen or cotton bag for all classes. For within US, if you choose the FREE First Class option, it will be inside a small shipping box to ensure the rigidity so your wallet arrives as pristine as when it leaves my studio. If you upgrade to priority, the price is for a small flat rate box, but I will compare price to using my regular box, pending what's the best price for your location (I will refund any overage back to you, for upgrade or international!).
If you want special gift wrap, please message me--I will wrap in tissue, as well as include the bag in the gift box, but this will need to go into a regional rate box, and will be more expensive for not only the wrapping charge, but the shipping change. But I can provide you a quote and make this a custom order for you.
(Credit to Corter Leather for the Quick Draw pattern STR Handmade for the Wayfarer pattern designs--and rights to sell items made from the patterns, though not the pattern/design themselves).