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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 ...
What is Horween Shell Cordovan Leather? Reversed?

What is Horween Shell Cordovan Leather? Reversed?

Horween is a world famous tannery based in Chicago Illinois that has been in operation for over a hundred years. The term "shell" refers to a very specific type of leather that only comes in a round shape from the rump of a horse. The biggest a single shell can get is typically around 2.5 square ...
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...