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In reply, he sent us the following pictures showing the both the outside and inside of the wallet. When new, this wallet was made using 1.8 mm thick (4.5 oz) dark espresso brown vegetable tanned cowhide leather on the exterior and 1.2 mm thick (3 ounce) tan vegetable tanned leather on the interior. The leather used on both the exterior and interior of this wallet are thicker than what you will find in a typical department store wallet and contribute greatly to this wallet's resistance to wear.
When a wallet is hand sewn, as this one was, the stitching is much more durable than one that was sewn by machine. Notice the clarity of the stitching on the exterior of the wallet and how the stitching show very little, if any, wear. This is a testament to the durablity of the thread we used (1 mm thick waxed polyester) as well as the superiority of hand versus machine stitching.
Here is a picture of the wallet interior at 1 year of age. Notice that there is virtually no wear at all, no signs of stress in the wallet pockets, and that all the stitching is intact even after a year of credit cards going in and out of these pockets. The most beautiful part of this wallet, to us, is the wonderful patina that has developed on the interior leather. This patina effect is one of the reasons that vegetable tanned leather is so cherished by customers wanting to own handmade leather wallets. Each wallet develops it's own patina, personalizing itself to the owner through the absorption of oils from the hands and exposure to the elements during day to day use.
This wallet is aging quite nicely and we could not be more proud.