Cotswold Shell Cordovan Card Holder
Additional to my Horween Shell Cordovan wallet. These Card Holders have 4 card slots, 2 either side, and a main slot in the middle for your notes, train ticket etc.
The combinations between colours of the Shell Cordovan leather and Italian Buttero Leather . These card holders are a perfect accessory when you don’t fancy carrying a big wallet to grab a bite to eat on your lunch break.
This item is entirely handmade by myself, in my workshop in Kendal, using traditional hand tools and saddle stitched throughout. No dies or machines are used during its manufacture and each piece of leather is hand cut and crafted and all of the edges are sealed and lacquered to a high gloss finish.
For the interior this beautiful vegetable tanned Italian leather is termed ‘Full Grain’. It is the most expensive top section (or split) of the hide and each piece comes with its own unique patterns arising from: skin folds, scars, veins and other markings. It is not like the cheaper commercial leathers that strip off the top layer, and then emboss a pattern back on, to make the leather look evenly textured and coloured. Full grain leathers retain their original natural beauty and individuality unique to the animal it has been made from.
Regarding colours, I make every effort to photograph each item as accurately as possible but all leathers can look quite different under different lighting conditions e.g. when indoors or outdoors or when in sun and shade.
Horween Shell Cordovan (Chicago, USA)
Italian Natural Leather (Buttero)
Waxed Polyester thread
10.8 x 8 cm
No.8 (Ox Blood), Bourbon, Shinki Hikaku Black