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Top 4 Camera Gear Accessories

Top 4 Camera Gear Accessories

Peak Design is a brand that creates stunningly well-designed products for photographers, videographers, and everyone else.  Their products range from camera bags, to tripods, to camera-focused luggage items.  At Craft and Lore, we have been utilizing Peak Design products for our media production ...
What is Horween Shell Cordovan Leather? Reversed?

What is Horween Shell Cordovan Leather? Reversed?

Horween Shell Cordovan is one of the premier leather offerings at Craft and Lore. It comes with a lot of hype from dedicated fans and a hefty price tag, so we often get questions about it. What is Horween Shell Cordovan? Horween Shell Cordovan comes from Horween, a world famous tannery based in ...
Top 4 Leather Patina Choices

Top 4 Leather Patina Choices

Which leather will patina the most? In order to answer that, let's ask what is leather patina? We're often asked what leather will form the best patina over time. The definitive answer will always ever be Natural Veg Tan. Leather without any dye added during the tanning process is what we refer ...
Comparing Minimal Leather Wallets from Craft and Lore

Comparing Minimal Leather Wallets from Craft and Lore

Which minimal wallet would work best for you? There's no such thing as a perfect universal wallet. Everyone has different needs, which means my perfect wallet will look different from your perfect wallet. So we've tried to cover the different bases, while maintaining minimalism and durability in ...
Forcing Patina on Solid Brass Everyday Carry

Forcing Patina on Solid Brass Everyday Carry

Patina on brass has to be one of our favorite looks. It will give your favorite brass items that timeless rugged old look. Here's a couple of methods to darken up that brass everyday carry item that is just a bit too shiny and new for your preference.
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan

Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan

We generally stock and build our products with Shell Cordovan from Horween out of Chicago.  If you're interested in another available Shell Cordovan leather, I have access to some quality Shinki Hikaku Leather from Japan. So if you're interested in receiving a Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan product...