Ever wonder how we make our quality leather wallets?
A look behind the scenes in our Pennsylvania workshop
Duvall Leatherwork’s quality leather wallets start with a single piece of sturdy goatskin. We found that goatskin has a lot of qualities that make it the perfect material for wallets.
It’s firm and ages beautifully, holding its shape, but becoming more flexible with time.
We use dies to cut out the outer cover and credit card pockets. Then we dry fit them together with a little double sided tape.
Bit by bit, each wallet takes shape under artisan hands. Nothing’s automated. Skill and experience bring the nine pieces together that make a quality leather wallet.
Our watchful eyes study every stitch to bring the same quality you expect in U.S.-made goods. We do it for each new wallet as the one before it.
When the sewing’s done, a live flame locks the ends of the bonded nylon thread securely in place.
In addition to a trusty Bic lighter, we crafters at Duvall Leatherwork rely on just a few simple tools.
A folding hammer applies gentle creases at the hinge. A head-knife, a half-round blade for shaving leather, rounds the edges. Small, razor sharp shears snip thread.
On the wall a belt sander smooths any rough spots on the wallet’s edges, then burnished with beeswax to seal the edges.
Back at the workstation, a pad of waxed canvas puts a finishing touch on seams and stitches.
Our passion for leather wallets
It’s almost silly how passionate we are about our genuine leather wallets.
You’ve got to see one, touch it – go ahead, smell it – to know what we’re talking about.
We labored over designing the dies and selecting the right tools and materials, stitching techniques and patterns. Add all of that together, mix in some time and attention, and we bring you a reliable leather wallet that just won’t quit.
You grab your wallet every day. It should look and feel great. It should last forever.