Port Wallet Horween Shell Cordovan

Craft and Lore

A product made of shell cordovan will last multiple lifetimes. The best part of using shell cordovan in a wallet or watch strap is the natural rubbing a wear placed on the shell which starts developing...

$ 190.00
$ 190.00

A product made of shell cordovan will last multiple lifetimes. The best part of using shell cordovan in a wallet or watch strap is the natural rubbing a wear placed on the shell which starts developing an amazing patina that develops with each use. It is similar to having a fine wine that you can drink every day and keeps getting better. - Nick Horween, All About Shell Cordovan


(Typically restocked in a small quantity each month. Follow my Instagram to be alerted on restock)

This extremely rare leather is restocked in small batches every couple of months. You are welcome to place a back order if you are willing to wait up to a couple months to receive your Port Wallet. The photos show Color #8 (Burgundy) Reversed Shell Cordovan, but you may choose to show the high gloss Burgundy side as well. I cannot promise that every piece will include the Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan stamp. If you require it and are willing to wait even longer for it, please make a note on checkout.

A minimal card wallet in the world famous luxury Horween Shell Cordovan leather allowing for your indispensable cards plus some cash. This unisex leather wallet is perfect for the men who want to reduce pocket bulk, or for the gals who would like to leave the purse at home and carry out only the necessities.

This design uses a single piece of leather wrapped around itself, with only the needed stitching, to complete a beautiful minimalist design. Pack your main cards in an outside pocket, your cash in the short pocket, and the lesser used cards inside the center port. Or if you carry more bills than most, you can use the center port to store all your bills, and the outside ports for your cards. 

The Port Wallet fits comfortably in the front or rear pant pockets as well as in the palm of your hand. Carrying one of these wallets for a week will have you wondering why you carried all that other stuff around in a bulky uncomfortable wallet all these years. This Port Wallet is cut and saddle stitched by hand in North Idaho using world famous leather from one of America's oldest tanneries in Chicago. This wallet will age nicely as it breaks in and forms to your wallet contents.

Comparison of New and Worn Reversed Shell Cordovan

Horween Shell Cordovan Leather

Genuine Shell Cordovan is the art of tanning at its finest. More than just a color, it is a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry. Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen. If you're interested in learning more about Shell Cordovan, check out this article at Best Leather.


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  • Cut and saddle stitched by hand in North Idaho
  • Made from world famous Horween Shell Cordovan leather
  • Stitching is guaranteed
  • 4oz weight leather
  • W 2.75" x H 4" x D .75 " (full)
More on the Port Wallet

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This item is extremely rare, due to the limited Shell Cordovan leather from the Horween Tannery. If you're willing to wait up to a couple of months, you are welcome to place a back order. Please follow my instagram.

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Most orders arrive between

2-4 Weeks

If you have a deadline, please contact us. We may be able to work something out.

Custom Requests: Closed

Our store orders are our top priority, and so we're unable to interrupt our work flow in order to accept any custom requests. If you're interested in your initials being placed on your item, we suggest taking it in to your local laser engraver. You'll receive a quality engraving, that is truly complimentary to your fine leather goods.

Items In Stock

Aside from shirts, all leather goods are generally hand made to your order. Items marked as 'in stock' mean that we have the material on hand to fulfill your order.

US Shipping

All US destinations are shipped USPS Priority Mail which has a 2-3 day transit time for US residents. You will receive tracking information in an email when your order ships.

International Shipping

International shipments may choose between First Class or Priority mail, but we strongly suggest Priority. There is no guarantee of tracking for international shipments. If your package hasn't arrived after 30 days, please contact USPS with your tracking number. Craft and Lore cannot be held responsible for the postal service losing packages. If a package is indeed lost, and after 60 days have passed since the shipping day, please contact us and we will see what we can do.