In the world of wallets, material variety and craftsmanship can make all the difference. Today, we’re diving into a unique offering from Hardgraft, a United Kingdom-based company that has caught our attention.
Hardgraft Wallet: Unboxing Experience
Opening the package, we were greeted by a soft and thick cotton bag, setting the stage for a premium unboxing experience. Inside, we discovered the wallet itself, an intriguing fusion of materials and craftsmanship.
Design and Functionality:
The Hardgraft wallet’s exterior showcases a decorative sewing pattern that adds a touch of artistry but doesn’t offer any functional advantages. Similarly, the red and white ribbon at the bottom is purely decorative. While it lacks exterior features, its minimalist design appeals to those seeking simplicity.
Inside, the wallet provides four card slots, two on each side of the leather piece, offering a total capacity of up to eight cards. However, for optimal comfort and ease of use, we recommend carrying no more than six cards. Additionally, there’s a spacious interior billfold pocket designed to accommodate various currencies. This versatility is a plus for frequent travelers.
Measuring 4.1 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches and weighing 64 grams (2.3 ounces), the Hardgraft wallet strikes a balance between compactness and functionality. The leather, both on the exterior and interior, emits a pleasant scent and feels supple to the touch. It easily accommodates various currencies, including taller euro and yen notes.
The Hardgraft wallet proudly represents a blend of materials. The exterior features full-grain vegetable-tanned Italian leather, while the interior boasts a felted wool, specifically an extra-strong woven type, along with additional Italian leather. While the combination of materials is intriguing, concerns arise regarding the long-term durability of the wool in this design. It’s worth keeping an eye on how it holds up over time. Despite this, the design facilitates protecting the wool from too much wear and tear over time. This is done by strategically placing leather pieces over the wool in heavy friction points.
Inspecting the interior slots, we noted that the leather extends all the way down with no lining. It neatly folds over at the top and is firmly glued, resulting in a clean and polished finish.
- Quality: 4
- Price: 1 (Relatively expensive)
- Features: 3 (Standard features)
- Usability: 3 (User-friendly)
- Perception: 4 (Innovative design)
Overall, we rate this wallet at 3.1 out of 5, making it a suitable option for those who appreciate distinctive materials and craftsmanship in their everyday carry.
There is something about this Bi-Fold Wallet. Ever since we introduced it many moons ago it’s been a favourite with the crowd. It’s hard to pin it down - maybe it’s the veg tan - felted wool combo.