Fontenelle's Slim No. 003 is the essential minimalist's card wallet. Meticulously hand crafted one at a time, we use high quality vegetable tanned leather and heavy duty waxed sailmaker's thread to construct these beautiful pieces. The leather is carefully treated to be healthy and prevent drying out before exposing it to direct sunlight over a several day period to develop a natural golden glow. Then, we apply a secret combination of mink oil and other traditional liquids to ensure it is water / dirt resistant. All sides of each wallet, inside and out, are finished in this way and all edges are carefully beveled and burnished by hand. Each wallet is saddle stitched by hand, without the use of a sewing machine, to ensure the optimal strength and durability possible.
Our line of natural finished wallets are specifically designed to darken with age and regular use, therefore, each one is unique depending on marks incurred by the animal during its life and light signs of the maker's involvement developed during construction. But our involvement is only half of the process. Once you receive your Fontenelle wallet, the finishing, or "curing", process can truly begin. Take pride in knowing that you cary a quality piece of craftsmanship in your pocket, hand crafted using only traditional tools and methods, that will age uniquely to your lifestyle, habits, and adventures.