Shell Cordovan Classic Bifold

$229.00

  • Made to order. Typically ships out in 2-4 weeks.
  • Numerous leather and thread choices available. View the gallery for examples.

    'Buttero' and 'Dakota' are the two smooth veg tans used, which are produced by neighboring tanneries in the Tuscany region in Italy. They have a medium-firm temper and matte finish. 

    Pueblo is a vegetable tanned leather from Italian tannery, Badalassi Carlo. It has a very pleasant rough feel that gives it its unique look. It will patina aggressively--the roughness turning into a lovely sheen within months of use. 

    Chèvre Crispé is a semi-aniline vegetable tanned goatskin from French tannery, Relma. Beautiful texture and vibrant colors make it easily the most luxurious option.

    Wax is a pull-up leather from the Badalassi Carlo Tannery in Italy. It's fully vegetable tanned and will develop lots of character with use.


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    For examples and additional personalization options, please click here.

    Initials will be embossed in the inner bottom right corner for items that fold and in the front bottom right corner for non-folding items, unless specified otherwise.

    Please note: Foil embossing may show signs of wear more rapidly than the item it is embossed upon.

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Design & Capacity

  • 6 card pockets
  • 2 hidden pockets
  • 1 cash pocket
  • Best suited for 6-14 cards + cash

Construction

  • Hand sewn using the saddle stitch method
  • All edges are finely creased and polished to a smooth finish
  • Semi-lined

I employ both burnishing and hand painting in my work. I will choose a suitable edge treatment depending on the leathers chosen. If you’d like a specific edge treatment, please add your request to the order notes.

Materials

  • Shell cordovan exterior from Shinki-Hikaku or Leder Ogawa
  • Full leather interior using full grain leather from world-class tanneries
  • Polyester thread for superior abrasion resistance.

Swatches are from Shinki unless otherwise indicated.

Dimensions

  • Height: 8.6cm (3.39″)
  • Length (when folded) 11.2cm (4.41″)
  • Thickness (at edge) ~0.76cm (.3″)

Examples

Camel Shell from Shinki.

Emerald Green Shell from Leder Ogawa with matching thread

Natural Dakota interior with off-white thread

Burgundy Ogawa Shell with natural Dakota

Additional information

Weight190 g
Dimensions18.5 × 11 × 5 cm
Exterior

Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Blue, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Green, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Plum, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Taupe, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Whiskey, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Chestnut, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Dark Brown, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Burgundy, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Black, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Orange, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Red, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Cognac, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Tobacco, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Violet, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Olive, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Green, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Ortensia, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Denim, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Navy, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Yellow, Conceria Bretagna Art Deco – Dark Red

Interior

Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Blue, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Green, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Plum, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Taupe, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Whiskey, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Chestnut, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Dark Brown, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Burgundy, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Black, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Orange, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Red, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Cognac, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Tobacco, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Violet, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Olive, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Ortensia, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Denim, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Navy, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Yellow, Conceria Bretagna Art Deco – Dark Red

Thread

Off-white, Beige, Tan, Ochre, Brown, Dark Brown, Yellow, Golden Yellow, Orange, Red, Dark Red, Burgundy, Green, Olive, Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Navy, Gray, Black

Compare Wallets

ProductCard CapacityCash CapacityFront Pocket FriendlyPrice
3 Pocket Minimalist Wallet5~5 folded billsYes$65.00
5 Pocket Minimalist Wallet7~5 folded billsYes$79.00
Compact Wallet10~10 folded billsYes$115.00
Minimalist Bifold12~10 folded billsYes$109.00
Vertical Bifold12~10 folded billsYes$129.00
Money Clip Wallet12~30 billsYes$129.00
Modern Bifold14~20 billsBorderline$149.00
Classic Bifold14~30 billsNo$169.00
Long Wallet12+~50 billsNo$219.00

Listed capacities are a rough guide to help you choose a suitable wallet. If no wallet suits your desired carry, I’d be happy to discuss making a custom wallet for you. If you need further recommendations, feel free to contact me.

Note: Cards and cash compete for space in many of the wallet designs, so carrying at or near capacity for both cards and cash simultaneously won’t be possible.

Customer Reviews

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J.R.
Excellent Wallet

I ordered this wallet as a birthday present and was not disappointed. Silas was great in communicating with me about shipping and making sure I got the wallet on time. The wallet came out flawless, even better than expected. I’m very happy with the whole process and will be back for more.

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M.M.
Absolutely Beautiful

This wallet is among the most beautiful items I own. I had a few questions regarding leather type and finish before ordering, and Silas did a great job answering them. He was communicative throughout the entire process from start to finish. I would gladly work with him again.

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C.
Custom Cordovan bifold with coin pocket

I found Silas from the leathercraft community on reddit. Silas does not make any bifold wallets with a coin pocket but he was able to customise it for me. I just received it yesterday, the shipping was really fast! It took about 3 business days to Australia (sent on the 24th Dec and arrived on 30 Dec).

I had ordered the burgundy cordovan exterior with the rose buttero interior. I saw the rose buttero on Leatherbound’s Instagram page, the actual colour was slightly darker then the Instagram image but still complements the burgundy cordovan really well.

Silas is a brilliant leathercrafter, his stitches are perfect and all the edges are creased, beveled and burnished. It looks like a wallet you can buy from a luxury brand!

100% recommend and if I need any more wallets I wont hesitate to go back to Silas!