Long Wallet | Tanned Leather

Half Japan Goods

HALF JAPAN is a human machine that uses two hands and a lot of tools and patience to create leather goods.  Started in Seattle, Washington and relocated in May 2015 to Tacoma, HalfJapan is off and running!  The name comes from something so simple and beautiful; owner and artist is half-japanese.  Half Japan loves that ordinary things that are made into art, or at least something fun to use and look at.  Instead of boring, completely utilitarian items, it's so nice to be surrounded by beautiful, thoughtful objects; using these items as inspiration, they hope to create something useful and beautiful too.

The Long Wallet, dyed in the same lot as the small card cases, are made of premium vegetable tanned leather and dyed, then hand punched, stitched, edge beveled, burnished, and waxed with a homemade mixture of organic beeswax, almond oil, mineral oil, and coconut oil, then finished with copper rivets. The inside is the original, natural color and is the right size for holding two rows of credit cards and a wad of cash.  The dimensions are 8"x3.5" and is a great size if you carry a big purse and can never seem to find your wallet.  It also keeps bills flat!

Available in 2 Styles:

  • "Black": Dyed layers, drops, and swirls of black pigment on tan leather
  • "Tall Field": Dyed with strokes of beige & variants of blue on tan leather

Note: vegetable tanned leather will "season" with use and wear.  It gains character and will stretch slightly, will soften wonderfully, and will also darken a little as it absorbs oils from your skin and is exposed to the sun.

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