Snaps are usually not something you see on a mens billfold wallet, but the Lone Deer Leather Snap Bifold wallet adds extra cards via a secondary card flap that can be secured with snaps. Put all your lesser used cards there and snap it closed.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
There is safety in numbers in the wild, but being alone has its benefits. Today’s wallet is a lonely deer, but also part of our TOP 10 Leather Makers on Etsy.
The Leather Bifold Snap Wallet from Lone Deer Leather Company comes in a pillow box that opens on either end. Inside is a sort of rough cotton pouch and on the interior is a bifold billfold. It has got great sewing all the way around, you can tell this is a treated leather, which is great. It has card slots, the snap portion, and provides access to additional card slots. This wallet offers the ability in isolating cards according to their usage frequency in a pretty straightforward manner.
From a feature perspective, the Lone Deer Leather Bifold Snap Wallet’s exterior has no appreciable features, instead, it has a nice and clean look. The interior on the other hand, not only has 4 card slots, but the snap area offers 4 additional card slots. Each of these card slots can hold 1 to 2 cards, which is quite accommodating. In addition, the billfold pocket is very generous in its ability to carry cash up to 10 notes or so.
The card and cash insertion test was performed with eight cards, one in each of those slots, and 12 slips of cash. I know, I put a whole lot in there but it seemed to swallow it just fine without any issue. Besides, it fits all currencies, which is great to see. Minimalist card carry would be probably six and reasonable is 10. The company does not give a strict recommendation number of cards, but it can fit eight cards and once it stretches out it will fit two cards per slot. That is the easy way to handle it and at that point, you will only be battling with how thick it has become. When we measured it, it was one inch thick.
This wallet is designed and made in the United States, in Sugar Land, Texas, to be specific. It is a top grain distressed, crazy horse leather. It says top-grain and it is definitely a chrome-tanned leather, but it does feel good. Crazy horse leather does look good. It is sewn really tight in all the right places, and the reinforcement is amazing and covers all the corners like double and triple type stuff, something we do not generally see. This wallet is meant to take a lot of abuse and keep on kicking. So the stitching may not have a lot of finesse to it necessarily, but as that does not seem to be the point of this wallet, this crazy horse leather does the job very well.
From a pricing perspective, you will see that it shows $90. I actually bought it for $45, and then when I went back to take a look, they had a sale going on and it was sold for $36. They have regular sales that have this wallet end up being around $35 to $60 so do not expect the price to be retail and not just always 90 bucks, I do not know if it ever is.
I was really surprised at how many cards I could get into this wallet, which is mostly thanks to the thin cut of the leather, that is something we encountered on several wallets. We have previously seen very thin cuts on other wallets like Bellroy and so forth. This feature helps provide the capacity to have the flap which, if this was high-weight leather, would be like two inches to start with, and unreasonable in the pocket. So the features are facilitated by the thinness of this leather.
I have a mystery I could use some help with, the snap used on this wallet is from Jeun Bang, I did some research and I could not find anything about the origin of Jeun Bang. All I found was that the name is related to purses, and is used in fake luxury bags, et cetera. It was odd that nothing appears regarding the origin of this anywhere. So if you have any ideas, let me know.
The wallet measures 4.4 x 3.5 x 0.6 and weighs 90 grams, that is a hefty wallet. The design is very attractive in addition to the additional capacity provided with the snap. The snap is very practical, you could put all of your archive cards in there, snap it shut, and all the less frequently used cards stay out of mind and out of the way. Thus, when you immediately open up the wallet, what you see is the cards you would use most often, I love that idea.
The final score of the Lone Deer Leather Snap Bifold Wallet is four for quality, the price scores three because the price listed was much higher than the price it actually sells for, features and usability scores four each, and perception scores a three. That gives a score of 37 out of 50.