Cotswold Shell Cordovan Leather Wallet Art Deco


This is the last one of the caramel colour and I am not sure when will I get this colour again. The next colours will be Black and Antique Tan, coming soon.

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Classic design 6 card wallet made with the world renowned Japanese Shinki Hikaku shell cordovan. This beautiful wallet contrasts the rich caramel tones and smooth transparent gloss, of the shell cordovan, with a full grain natural un dyed vegetable tan inside. With its light coloured thread and classic looks this connoisseurs wallet will age and develop a unique patina and be a joy to own for years to come.

Japanese shell cordovan is widely regarded as being the finest in the world. The Shinki Hikaku Company, based in Himeji, Hyoko Kobe, was founded in 1951 but the knowledge of its craftsmen and the leather tanning processes can be traced back, in the same area, to the Edo Period. Each piece of shell cordovan, made from horse hide rump, measures only a few square feet and takes over 10 months to make. It is entirely vegetable tanned and: dyed, waxed, glazed and polished by hand.

I design and make each wallet myself in my workshop in Cumbria, England. Each wallet is handmade with a saddle stitch using Ritza Polyester thread, one of the best and strongest leather stitching threads available, and the edges of the wallet have been polished and waxed to a mirror like finish.

Please be aware that this is a natural product. The leather possesses the genuine original grain and imperfections of the skin of the animal. All natural un dyed vegetable tanned leathers will age over time and darken in colour. It is not entirely water resistant and may stain when wet or when in contact with oils, particularly mineral oils. Please also note that although I make every attempt to show the correct colours, in my photographs, there may be some slight variation with the one supplied. In any case all of these leathers look quite different in different environments and lighting.

Product Dimensions:

When Closed: Approx 9.3 x 11.5 x 0.8 cm
When opened: Approx 9.3 x 23 x 0.4 cm


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