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My first full grain leather wallet
Our Leather is the Key
This wallet was constructed with full-grain leather. Let me explain why that's so important. Leather is like a roof. You have the wood decking and then the shingles. The grain of the leather is the 25% of the top layer of the hide and is the strongest, most resistant to stains and water and has the densest tightly woven leather fibers of the leather. It's like the shingles on the roof. Without the grain, the roof will leak because the wood beneath it will resist, but not for long. The top layer of the leather also has all of the marks of the life of the cow. So, the low quality leather wallet companies shave off the scars so they can don't have to cut around the scars and therefore save money by using almost every square inch of the hide. But in doing so, they shave off the longest lasting and toughest part that leather is famous for. We WANT as much grain as we can get on our leather wallets, so we cut around the scars and blemishes and throw that leather into the trash.
Then, if our excellent leather isn't enough, we use almost double the thickness of what most other wallet companies use. And if that isn't enough, instead of lining the inside of the wallet with a shiny nylon, we line our wallets with pig leather, which is a tougher leather than the cow leather. It's how we can offer a 100-Year Warranty on a wallet.
And because even rocks wear away, we sew all of this strong leather together with our tough marine-grade polyester continuous filament German thread. It's what they sew parachutes and ship sails with. If a life depends on it, they use our thread.
In between the leather and pigskin is a thin layer of Radio Frequency ID blocking materials to stop a thief from scanning your wallet, even from a distance, in a crowd and stealing your identification off your credit cards. It happens all the time, but it's not talked about publicly. Check it out.
I designed these wallets with a curved slot for two reasons. 1. To have more surface area to grab your cards. 2. Credit cards breaking and cracking in wallets that people sit on day after day is a very common thing across all wallet brands. If you don't have much going on in life, you can google that too. This curve takes the pressure off of a direct line on the cards and distributes it so they don't crack after a few years.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.25" x 3.50" x 0.50""
Weight: 0.20 lbs
A cool trick for when you get pulled over by a corrupt cop in Mexico
I've been pulled over a million times in Mexico and I deserved to be pulled over for about 600,000 of them. But strangely, I hadn't been pulled over for about 5 years, until just last December. And I didn't deserve it either. So the cop comes up to the window and, of course, I started talking to him in perfect English to not let him know that I speak perfect Spanish. I just kept smiling and wasting his time by repeating the same words over and over again to frustrate him. Didn't work. Guy had the patience of Job. So I threw out my next trick and the next trick and the next trick that usually gets me free. But to no avail. His hand gestures made it super obvious that he wanted to see my driver's license and so I got my wallet and gave him ONE of them. You see, for times like this, when all else has failed, I keep two licenses in my wallet. My current one and my old expired one. So I pulled the expired one out of my wallet and gave it to him. He walked away looking at it and all of a sudden he turned around and walked muy rapido to my window and said that my license was expired. You see, the way it works is, they take your driver's license away and when you pay your fine down at the police station, they give you back your license unless... you pay the fine right there on the spot in cash. I figured he could have my worthless driver's license and all would be great and I would go on my way. He kept offering for me to give him cash so we could both go our separate ways. The way it ended was that since I never pay bribes, he took off one of my license plates and I had to get it down at the police station after paying the $5. I sent a special friend of mine to get it and he got the cop in a whole bunch of trouble and probably fired. So, that's why you should keep your expired license with you in your wallet while traveling.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.25" x 3.50" x 0.50"
Weight: 0.35 lbs