Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in natural closed
Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in natural open
Holding Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in natural open
Holding Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in natural closed
Pulling Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in burgundy out of pocket
Forge veg tan leather bifold wallet in burgundy closed

Rivet & Chain

Forge bifold wallet


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The Forge vertical bifold can carry all of your cards and cash, while maintaining a slim form factor. Designed for front or back pocket carry, the Forge ditches the bulk of traditional bifolds, creating a sleek silhouette and not a bulging back pocket. Heavy duty vegetable tanned leather will stand the test of time and only get better with use. Up to eight cards can be stored in the four card slots, while the bill compartment keeps all of your cash in check. Over four hours goes into each and every Forge wallet, which are stitched and burnished by hand, so you know that they're built to last.

All of the stitching is done by hand with waxed braided polyester Ritza Tiger thread, the best thread available for sewing leather. Tiger thread has a higher tensile strength than linen or animal sinew, which makes it perfect for hand stitching. It also does not change colour over time and is very resistant to oils and abrasion.

Vegetable tanned leather will develop a unique patina over time, absorbing the oils from your hands, the indigo from your jeans, and UV light from the sun. As it wears and ages, vegetable tanned leather develops a sheen in high stress areas, and darkens throughout its lifetime. The natural vegetable tanned leather option is the choice of the true leather enthusiast. It is leather in its most raw form. It has not been dyed or altered in any way, and how it will look depends entirely on you. By purchasing a natural vegetable tanned leather wallet you’re starting a patina project. Note that it can be more susceptible to stains and water marks if left untreated, but every mark in the leather tells a story about the life its owner has lived. Use it hard, give it sun exposure, occasionally give it a light coat of oil or all natural leather conditioner, and it will darken to a deep rich brown.

The burgundy colour option is made from Traditional Harness leather. I source my harness leather from Wicket & Craig in the United States, one of the few remaining tanneries still producing vegetable tanned leather. You can learn more about different kinds of leather here. During the tanning process, an exclusive blend of nourishing waxes, oils, and tallows are hot stuffed into the leather after it is drum dyed to give it a rich concentration of color and greater durability. And through a traditional process called jack glazing, oils in the leather are brought up to the surface, creating a glossy finish that never masks the leather’s natural grain. This truly is special leather.

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