Tanuki Inc – bifold wallets

Not a full review today, but I came across these bifold wallets from Tanuki at Godspeed Store just before Xmas.

Very interesting to me because the craftsman behind these wallets may be further featured on this blog at some point this year!

Let’s have a look at these first:

Probably the nicest packaging for a bifold wallet I’ve seen!

Entirely hand-made in Japan, with Japanese pit-tanned natural vegetable tanned leather & chromed loop for lanyard/rein attachement.

The wallet features one notes compartment, one coin compartment, one card compartment and an additional hidden card compartment below the coin pouch.

As you can see in the photo below, this wallet has been stitched with a roller-foot machine – the tracks are imprinted onto the leather.

Very nicely put together, with every edge hand-burnished to a smooth lustre and all the pieces assembled precisely.

The leather itself has nice grain growth, and is much more supple compared with the average veg tanned natural leather.

There’s even a brown version that looks like it’s been hand-dyed.

Tanuki is even coming out with some long wallets, though I’m unsure as to where or when they’ll be available.

Check them out at Godspeed.


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