Hammer Riveted Wallet
This Wallet by American Bench Craft is constructed from a single piece of rugged, full grain leather, die-cut from one of our beautiful, vegetable-tanned hides. We fold the leather and secure the wallet using metal rivets, NO THREAD STITCHING. Finally, we stamp and finish the wallet using simple hand tools for an entirely handcrafted product, proudly Made-in-the-USA. The two front pockets are designed for quick-access use and should be designated for items you use frequently. These pockets are meant to hold 2 – 4 credit or ID cards each. Do NOT over stuff the quick access pockets, as the leather will mold around the additional items and result in an unsecured fit. The two inside pockets will hold 8-10 business cards, a wad of cash folded once and/or any additional cards you cannot part with. Our wallet’s minimalist design is aimed to help men simplify their lives and reduce clutter. The fewer items you carry, the slimmer and sleeker your wallet will be. Our wallets are unique, stylish and simple; rugged, durable and extremely tough. They are made-in-America and built to last. Why Vegetable-Tanned Leather? Your leather wallet will arrive stiff and rigid, similar to a new baseball glove or pair of quality leather shoes. Vegetable-tanned leather is meant to break in over time; it improves with age, and develops a unique and beautiful patina that is entirely your own. Additionally, vegetable-tanned leather is environmentally friendly, requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye, and smells like leather, not chemicals. All of this ensures our wallets are of the highest quality and will not wear away with age or use. Why Metal Rivets Instead of Thread Stitching? Both thread stitching and metal rivets offer strong holds. However, we’ve found rivets hold up better against the heat and friction from carrying and using your wallet every day. Over time, heat and friction fray thread and your wallet will ultimately fall apart. Heat and friction simply polish metal; making rivets a unique, strong and attractive alternative to thread stitching. Why a Single Piece of Leather? Simple products are more durable. Fewer parts equal less susceptibility to failure. Our single piece design concept ensures our wallet’s strength, durability, and that it will last for years to come without falling apart. How can you tell our Leather is Full Grain? Upon close inspection, you’ll notice subtle scars, brands and marks that ensure your wallet was made from full grain leather. Hides are split into numerous layers; however, each hide has only one Full Grain layer. The Full Grain layer is the very top of the hide, and is the most sought after cut because it is the strongest layer and develops a unique and beautiful patina, which allows the leather to improve with age and use. The subtle imperfections characteristic of full grain leather ensure the authenticity of your wallet, and that a completely all-natural and unaltered material was used in its construction, making your wallet incredibly durable and one-of-a-kind.