This leather passport wallet was constructed with full-grain leather. All leather has grain, which is the tough fibers and pores in the top part of the hide. Most companies pay less for the leather that has had a lot of the grain shaved off to get rid of scars and blemishes of the leather (watch how they shave it here minute 6:30), but in doing so, they shave off the grain, which is the toughest part of the hide and what makes a leather passport wallet so durable, get a nice patina and be super water-resistant. When they remove some of the grain, it's called top grain leather. When they remove ALL of the grain, it's called genuine leather. And they do it to save leather while taking away the strength of the wallet and durability of the leather. Leather is expensive and they don't want to waste any of it because of a scar or bug bite. It's why this full grain leather passport wallet is so expensive.
We line this leather passport wallet with pigskin, which is tougher than the cow leather. It's how we can offer a 100-year Warranty. And then we sewed it with our tough marine-grade polyester thread. It's what parachutes and ship sails are sewn with. If your life depends on it, use our thread. And in between the pigskin and the cow, we put a thin layer of Radio Frequency ID blocking materials to stop thieves from scanning your body in a crowd and stealing your identification from your passport or off your credit cards. It happens all day long.
The reason customs agents and cashiers will compliment you on your leather passport wallet is that the full-grain leather ages so nicely. Why you'll compliment us is because of the design. I designed it to stay slim and flat when it's stuffed full by putting only two even credit card pockets to stack your cards, business cards on one side and personal cards on the other. Because you stack them, there aren't layers of leather adding thickness between each card. And it stays flat. The size is wide enough to comfortably fit a couple of passports and yellow cards or uncomfortably fit four passports, but only two securely. It seems simple, but it is a very well thought out leather passport wallet.
Dimensions (W x H)
5 ¼" x 4 ½"
Weight: 0.3 lbs