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Billykirk wallet, No 155 – Americana, minimalist, unrefined?

Designed with a foundation in western Americana and world war 2 impressionism, the BillyKirk wallet No 155 provides a simple view into a generational design influence that values simplicity, ruggedness and durability.

Designed with a foundation in western Americana and world war 2 impressionism, the BillyKirk wallet No 155 provides a simple view into a generational design influence that values simplicity, ruggedness and durability.

Today’s review is on the Billykirk 155 wallet. It comes packaged in a plastic bag. The wallet is a tan color and has loop type stitching on the back. There is a Billykirk stamp on the outside flap and it feels really good to the touch and has a nice weight of leather.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

There is a quick access card slot on the exterior of the Billykirk 155 on the rear. This slot could easily hold cash as well. There is a strap which secures the exterior flap securing the contents of the main pocket area on the interior.

I was able to put four cards in the interior, two on the exterior and four slips of cash folded twice. The wallet will work with all foreign currencies without a problem due to folding cash in thirds or twice, whichever is your preference. A minimum carry would be five to eight cards with the company indicating it can hold up to eight to ten cards, as well as ten bills. This is achievable after the leather breaks itself in.

The wallet is designed and made in the USA, constructed by Amish craftsmen in Pennsylvania. The wax thread is a loop closure sewing pattern and it also has hand burnished edges.

The wallet is priced at $75. It is really tight in its construction and a great example of a sewn wallet versus a non sewn version which we’ve seen like the Loyal Stricklin.

It measures 4 x 3 x 0.7” and weighs 43 grams.

Billykirk make a wonderful variety of products in the United States since 1999. The company was founded by brothers Kirk and Chris Bray, who started selling high quality, low volume goods. Hopefully, you have seen or heard about this company before as they have all kinds of interesting designs, so you might want to take a look at their website.

For the final score: for quality, a 4; price, a 2; features, a 3; usability, a 4 and perception, a 4. That gives us a final score of 35 out of 50.

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