(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Lost Dutchman released two winners in its lineup of already popular wallets, the Franklin, and the Franklin Mini. I have both of them here, so let’s jump into a quick comparison to help you decide which one is best for you. The quick answer to that is both of them, duh.
The color is Buck Brown on both of these, and you can immediately see the size and how they compare. Both are made in the United States from a full grain veg tanned Wickett and Craig Glazed Harness leather. And so if we look at the features, we can see that the regular Franklin has one exterior card slot in the back. It does actually move into the main compartment, but it is a quick access card slot nonetheless. We have a security flap that’s on the front, which when opened up, provides access to the larger pocket, up to 12 cards and cash folded once or wrapped. It is wide enough for most currencies, and it can wrap or you only need to fold it once and put it in if you prefer.
If we look at the mini, it has nothing on the exterior, but it does have the main compartment.
Its large capacity can handle up to eight cards, and of course, cash folded twice due to the fact it’s very narrow.
Conducting card comparisons, the regular can hold up to 12, whereas the mini can hold up to 8. For cash, folded once or wrapped in the regular and the mini cash must be folded twice. From a measurements perspective, the height is the same, but the mini is narrower than the regular. And of course, there is some weight difference based on the amount of leather that’s used.
So how did final scores compare to each of them? The regular Franklin scored a 46, and so did the mini. But wait, if the mini has less than the regular, by way of features, why are the scores the same? Well, it’s because scoring is not determined by comparison, but against the wallet’s own merits.
In the end, if you’ve been keeping track of the changes, you’ll notice the mini is a half inch narrower than the regular, the regular has max cards of 12 versus 8 for the mini. So if you carry a lot of cards then the regular might be better for you. By way of cash, no cash wrap is available in the mini, but you can in the regular, no quick access card slot in the back on the mini either, but you do have that slot right here on the regular. Essentially, everything you’d expect due to its reduced size, is what we see with loss of functionality.
The Franklin is a stitchless card holder that combines minimalism with usability. Main interior pocket holds up to 12 cards with unfolded or halved cash.
The Mini Franklin is a stitchless card holder that combines minimalism with usability. Main pocket holds up to 6-8 cards with folded cash. Card can be slid in back of wallet for easy access.