The Lone Wolf Leather Tall Wallet is a collaboration using the finest leathers from Japan and Sweden. World renown shell cordovan from Shinki-Hikaku is used for the outer leather and Tärnsjö natural veg tanned leather for all inside pockets and credit card slots.
Horween is a world renown tannery located on the Chicago River in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, also known as Tannery Row. The formula or recipe for Horweens Chromexcel has been around since the late 1800's or early 1900's. The finished tanned leather undergoes 89 separate processes and takes almost a month to complete. To make a long story short the hides, cow or horse, are first dehaired and then undergo chrome tanning using chrome salts. Chrome tanning gives the hides the characteristic "wet blue" appearance. The hides are then veg tanned using extracts of bark and finally hot stuffed with waxes and oils. When pressing your finger on the flesh side of the leather the oils and waxes are dispersed momentarily and the top or grain side becomes lighter in color. This is what is referred to as "pull up". The mix of chrome and veg tanning gives soft and durable leathers that patina well after use.
The vegetable tanned leather is sourced from Tärnsjö Tannery north of Stockholm. Tärnsjö Ång Garveri (Tärnsjö Steam Tannery) was established in 1873 by Fredrik Åström and the tannery has since then primarily utilized vegetable tanning. Today, with sustainability and the safety of our environment at the forefront the tanning at Tärnsjö is exclusively vegetable tanning. Vegetable tanning is a time consuming process and each type of leather has its own formula or mixture of different extracts from a range of different trees. Throughout the years Tärnsjö has supplied Scandinavian interior designers and luxury brands such as Louis Vitton and Hermes with the finest veg tanned leather.
The Lone Wolf Leather Tall Wallet is hand made. Each piece is skived to the correct thickness and hand cut. The pieces are then hand sewn or saddle stitched together. After approximately 250 cm of saddle stitching the wallet is nearly done. The edges are sanded and polished, buttons and other hardware attached. The wallet has three large compartments for bills, notes and cards. One large zipped compartment for coins and other valuables. One large credit card slot that will fit several cards. The authentic buffalo nickel snap button and the wallet leash rotary connecting ring are optional.
Wallets, wallet leashes and wallet chains are sold separately.
All wallets are made to order. Please allow minimum one week for production. Don't hesitate to contact Lone Wolf Leather if you have any preferences or questions.
- Outer leather is US made Horween Chromexcel, the inside leather is vegetable tanned leather from Swedens Tärnsjö Tannery.
- Three large compartment for bills, notes and cards.
- One zipped compartment for coins and other valuables.
- One credit card slot that fits several cards.
- Authentic buffalo nickel snap button
- Japanese solid brass or solid brass/nickel plated rotary connector for wallet leash or wallet chain.
- All parts are hand cut and hand sewn using saddle stitching.
Dimensions = W 9,5 cm x H 18,5 cm closed
Dimensions = W 19 cm x H 18,5 cm open