Foldable wallets, like origami wallets, rely on a clever design for usability. The Crazy Horse Craft leather wallet is no different. Using no sew, no glue, this minimalist wallet is a favorite for grab and go.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
We have the Crazy Horse Craft Minimalist wallet and it’s a foldable type wallet, which isn’t sewn or has any glue to operate. This wallet comes unfolded, shipped between two pieces of cardboard. The packaging includes the instructions on how to assemble the wallet printed on one side.
It comes in Classic Brown which we’re reviewing, plus Wood Brown, Carbon Black and Fragola Red. In looking at the features, we see nothing on the front, but as we go to the back there is a card slot right. If we unsnap the wallet, there is one external card slot. Both have a capacity of one to three cards. With the wallet open, in the back is where capacity for additional cards and cash folded once can go.
The folds introduce the slots and pockets for use including a pocket that goes down the length of the wallet you could put coins into, but there’s something to be aware of if you place coins down the wrong slot. Down the wrong slot and coins will fall out the other side. Origami wallets, which involve folding without sewing or glueing, have been around for years. But Crazy Horse Crafts version and all of their products provide exactness and finesse that you generally don’t see with others. It measures 4.3 by 2.9 by 0.7”, and it weighs 33 grams, that’s 1.2 ounces.
Up to 9 cards and 12 notes work, with all currencies except Yen and Euro only folded once. Minimalist card carry option is five, reasonable I’d say is eight. The company says it can hold up to 15 cards and some cash. From a quality perspective, this is designed and made in Lithuania. It’s a Crazy Horse style leather, but as a full grain, veg tan Italian leather, the quality is excellent. And like some of our most recent wallets, it’s from the Full Grain Vegetable tanned Tuscany Consortium.
There’s no sewing, just the snaps to hold the origami wallet together. It fits really nicely in the front or the rear pocket. The weight and cut of the leather is perfect to add structure without adding bulk. I’ve seen pictures of how this wallet matures over time, and how it adjusts to the person’s carry preference. Now onto the final score. For quality, a 5. Price, a 4. It’s really well-priced. Features a 3. Usability, a 3. And perception of 4. That gives us a great score of 4 out of 5. We’re getting more and more origami wallets, so take look!
Part of our Minimalist leather series, this wallet/cardholder is both sleek and simple in its design. Great things really do come in small packages when it comes to this beautiful, bespoke and useful little item which is made with care by us here in our craft studio.