Hammer Riveted Leather Wallet Scarred & Distressed
These leather cuts show scars of a rough life, and every wallet tells a story.
At American Bench Craft, we use only full grain leather in its all-natural, unaltered form, as this is the strongest layer of a hide. But where leather is a natural material, the appearance is imperfect.
These imperfections, such as scars, wrinkles, and birthmarks are subtle and can be found on most of our products upon close inspection.
However, some parts of the hide are just too marked to pass our standards for appearance.
We’ve decided to sell these wallets at a reduced price to those who appreciate the interesting story behind these unique goods. The only difference between this Wallet and our Original Hammer Riveted Wallet is that the Scarred and Distressed will have more noticeable marks.
The leather is the same high quality leather we use with all of our products, and the imperfections do not weaken the leather or make the product any less durable than our other premium leather goods, these items just have more character.
As with all of our products, the Scarred and Distressed Wallet is constructed from a single piece of rugged, full grain leather, die-cut from one of our vegetable-tanned Steer 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 Scarred and Distressed Wallet has two front pockets which are designed for quick-access use. These pockets are meant to hold 2 – 4 credit or ID cards each. The quick-access pockets should be designated for items you use frequently. Do NOT overstuff the quick access pockets, as the leather will mold around the additional items and result in an insecure fit. The two inside pockets are designed to hold 8-10 business cards, a wad of cash folded once and/or any additional cards you cannot part with.
Why Metal Rivets instead of Thread Stitching?
Metal rivets offer strength and durability to match this wallet’s rugged appearance. 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 wallets ultimately fall apart. Heat and friction simply polish metal; making rivets a strong and unique alternative to thread stitching.
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 completely all-natural and is meant to break in over time, improving with age, becoming more supple and developing 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 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 long lasting strength and durability.
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.
Width Open 6 7/16 inches
Width Closed 3 1/8 inches
Height 4 3/8 inches
Depth 3/8 inches