(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today we’re reviewing the Anson Calder Bifold Coin wallet. All Anson Calder wallets come in the same type of box with a magnetic closure. The company does a lot of philanthropic work which is described on the included insert, as well as instructions on the care of the leather, which is a great French calfskin leather. There is a foam insert which they customize to the particular wallet they are selling. The box looks great and shows well for this brand.
With this particular wallet, there are no features on the exterior. This is a beautiful blue color. When we open it up, there is a card slot on the left hand side which has a quick access thumb push. On the right hand side is the coin pocket. Coins enter in the pocket at the very top, and will not fall out once it is closed because of its pinch point at the top of the crease. When you want to access coins, you open it up and then pinch the sides of the wallet to open it up.
I was able to get two cards and five coins inside the coin pouch, including a large half dollar. The wallet handled it very well. If you want to have a minimalist carry, one card is reasonable and three works great. We know as a French calfskin leather from our carry tests, that this leather will stretch. This is made from calfskin leather from a 16th century French tannery. It is manufactured in the United States, in California. The leather is made in France, shipped to the US, to California where it is manufactured. It is a veg tanned full grain leather, and has some burnished edges which looks quite nice from the top. It comes in six colors, in both RFID, and non-RFID.
I think it costs way too much for something this simple, and it has been reduced since I purchased it, so it is probably less than that. As a matter of fact, this wallet has been discontinued in favor of a wallet with two card slots opposite each other.
Anson Calder leather breaks in quickly, so beware of the amount of cards you put in, since it will not go back to its original size. With its specific purpose of coins, and a few cards, it has limited usability.
The measurements on this is 3.8 x 2.5 x 0.2” and measures 21 grams and is very light.
I love Anson Calder leather quality, and how it breaks in and how it develops a wonderful patina over time. Their attention to detail and quality materials is really top notch, and they really take a lot of pride in what they produce. Their presentation is obviously one hundred percent, you feel like you are getting what you are paying for, and the company is an up and coming brand. They have great product quality, minimalistic design sense, and great customer service. They are always adding new wallets and different products to their line.
Now onto the final score. For quality, a 5. Price, a 1, features a 3, usability, a 3, and perception a 5. That gets us a final score of 3.5 out of 5.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WALLET IS NO LONGER OFFERED BY ANSON CALDER.
Adapting a traditional billfold to a slim profile, the calfskin leather with excellent usability makes this wall a favorite.