Leather Business Card Holder Design
I know it’s just a little insignificant leather business card wallet, but there’s no reason to not at least try to make it into the greatest and longest lasting leather business card holder in the world. This was our intention and here's how we did it.
It was designed simply to attract the eyes of whoever watches you use it. The leather is full grain so it ages with a beautiful patina. Top Grain, Split or Genuine leather do not age so gracefully. This leather business card holder is meant to help you close deals. It is purposefully simple and minimal so it gets compliments and starts a conversation, whether it's used as a minimalists wallet or just to carry presentation cards.
It is so slim that it adds no bulk in suit pants when it just has 15 business cards in it. Of course, it can hold up to 6 or 7 credit cards on each side once it's been stretched out for a few days. To start, stick as many credit cards as you can in there and leave it for a couple of days. Then open stuff another one in each side and leave it. And on and on. But even in a shirt pocket, when used as a business card holder, it's barely noticeable.
The leather is what separates the men from the boys. It's the difference between a business card holder that lasts for a couple of years and one that lasts for a couple of generations. Let me explain.
When a cow is skinned, they send the thick hide to the tannery and they have to split it top from bottom to make it more usable. The expensive top half of the hide is the toughest part since it is so dense with the tightly grown together fibers called Grain. That grain is to a leather hide what shingles are to a roof.
If the two halves were exactly the same thickness, the top half with the FULL amount of GRAIN would be significantly thicker than the bottom half. The junky low priced bottom half is called Split Leather or Genuine Leather and if your leather business card holder is made with it, then it will dry out and fall apart quickly because it doesn't have the strong grain to keep in the moisture or hold it together. And our leather is a little thicker than the leather used to make most work boots.
And even though it's just an insignificant little accessory that you carry everyday, we lined it with pigskin, which is equal to or a little tougher than the cowskin. And that makes it twice as strong as any full grain leather business card holder lined with some pretty and shiny nylon fabric.
And I know it's just a leather business card holder, but we sewed it together with a super strong German industrial polyester thread instead of a cheaper cotton or nylon thread. It may be tougher than the leather. Since these are so popular and we sell so many of them, we could save a good amount of money by using a lesser thread and you probably wouldn't notice for a year or two, but if you're going to do something worth doing, do it right.
Okay, I'm sure you're rolling your eyes by now, but please just read this last part. It's a very small detail that makes a whole lot of difference. We stitch our leather on this business card holder with 7 stitches in each inch instead of 9. This is important because each hole that the needle makes is actually the start of a tear. So, the further you can keep the holes apart, the less likely it is that your leather business card holder will tear like a piece of perforated paper if you should really stuff it full.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.25" x 4.25" x 0.17"
Weight: 0.10 lbs