When I was young, my dad tanned my hide quite a few times with his belt and what the belt was hitting was the grain on my butt. This wallet was constructed with leather, not from the cow's butt, but from the top layer of his hide. Lesser wallets are made from hides of leather where the top layer of the hide (the layer with all of the tightest, toughest and water-resistant grain) was shaved or split off (watch how they shave it here at minute 6:30) to get rid of any ugly scar or bug bite. What's left is a little bit of the grain (top grain leather) or no grain at all (genuine or split leather). That way they can use way more of the hide than I can. Maybe 25% more. We cut around the major scars and blemishes and throw the expensive scraps of leather away. Someone's got to make things for people who require quality, right?
And then we line the full-grain leather wallet with pigskin, which is tougher than the cowhide. Pigskin is amazing and it's how we can offer our 100 Year Warranty. And then we sew it with an amazingly strong and resistant thick marine-grade polyester thread. It's what ship sails and parachutes are sewn with. They use this kind of thread when lives are on the line. And in between the pigskin and the cow, we put a thin layer of Radio Frequency ID blocking materials to stop thieves from scanning you in a crowd and stealing your identification off your credit cards. It happens all the time
This passport wallet was designed purposefully simple, with full-grain leather and balanced on both ends, to wear nicely and evenly. Maybe a little old fashioned. The Full Grain leather ages way deeper than top grain or genuine leather. When it's stacked with cash and then cards in the four symmetrical card slots there won't be layers and layers of leather between the cards, adding thickness to the wallet, it will stay flat.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4" x 7.75" x 0.75"
Weight: 0.30 lbs