Holy Cow, that is right, it is an actual company name and this review’s focus. The company is located in Kazakhstan and their wallet is called the Walter Mitty. Inspired from the movie, wandering the world and perceiving what’s around him is kind of the feeling we get from this.
The wallet comes in a nicely presented box, it pulls off to open and inside, a nice coaster from the company, “Adventure is out there.”
The wallet itself has a compass design laser engraved, as well as a very nice quote, “To see the world, things dangerous to come, to the sea, behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel, that is the purpose of life,” This is a trifold, hand sewn, good edges and looks good.
Regarding the feature review of the Holy Cow Walter Mitty wallet, there are none on the exterior of this trifold, while on the interior, there is a security flap protecting the cards on the left-hand side, two external card slots and one internal card slot. All of them are actually not really true slots, instead, they are two slits that allow cards to enter and go into the same space in the back as is the top down slot. On the opposite side, there is a nice billfold pocket for cash.
For the card and cash insertion test, five cards and 10 slips of cash were used. All different currencies fit, even the higher-end notes of Euro and the Yen fit just fine. From a card perspective, three cards are a minimum, while six are probably reasonable. The company makes no recommendation on the number of cards, but from the test, it seems that it will not be much more than that, an appropriate number would be six to eight.
From a quality perspective, this is designed and made in Kazakhstan and it looks, feels, and of course smells of full grain, vegetable tan leather. It is treated with a wax-based, stain-proof, moisture-repellent agent, and it has a wax nylon thread that is used for sewing. A traditional leather engraving can be requested as well as elaborate laser engraving. Similar to the world laser engraved on and the quote on the interior, a personalized engraving can be added.
The sewing where the card section meets the billfold section, right at the top, is going to receive a lot of pull over time, therefore, it would have been better if it was a sewn loop for reinforcement. The current sewing may not be really problematic, but generally having a loop sewn over to secure the opening and closing strain seen over time provides a little more security. The cut of the leather is really nice, not too thick, but not too thin either, it works perfectly.
It is priced at $38, amazing value for the quality, it is very easy to use and the folds are broken in already, meaning, while inserting the cash and cards the wallet is already broken in when it is received, saving the hassle to go through that process. The flap holding the cards is a nice security feature so cards do not come flying out. From a measurement perspective, it is 4.0 x 3.4 x 0.5” and weighs 51 grams.
Based in Kazakhstan, Holy Cow has a broad offering of leather goods with amazing prices. In addition, they also offer master-classes where they teach students how to create a wallet of their own choice in a sit-down setting, spreading the love of leather making and interest in that craft. Purchases can be returned within 14 days, no questions asked, and they provide a 36-month free warranty service, which really demonstrates their confidence in what they sell.
For the final score, the Holy Cow Walter Mitty wallet gets a 4 for quality, a 5 for price, a 3 for features and usability each and a 4 for perception. That gives a great score of 39 out of 50.
From Kazakhstan, the Walter Mitty wallet from Holy Cow is an excellent quality of leather, nice weight with cards security and full billfold pocket. Laser engraving of the world is a finishing touch.