Of all the Lost Dutchman Finn wallets, I’ll stake my reviews that the Lost Dutchman Big Finn is the sweet spot, the perfect Finn of the whole bunch. Excellent balance and the quick access slot is what saves it.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
The Lost Dutchman Big Finn has been around for quite some time, it is the big brother of the previously reviewed wallets, the Finnigan and the Cash Finn. It comes in a cotton bag, which all of Lost Dutchman’s wallets are received in. This is a well-balanced wallet, it is the sweet spot in the line of the Finnigans or the “Finns”. Equipped with a large flap, the sewing is great, a typical characteristic of Nate’s work.
Nate provides wonderful wallets, the capacity is generous, and the internal leather pieces are not sewn on either side thus providing great flexibility for cards and cash. This wallet has no feature in the front, while on the back, it has a quick access card slot that can accommodate one to two cards. Every wallet should have a quick access card slot. The front has a flap that provides some good security. When getting into it, two card slots are located with a capacity of about six cards each. In the back, there is another card or cash slot which handles a capacity of around eight notes and can be used for additional cards if that is more preferable, or It can also be used to store a combination of cards and cash. The Lost Dutchman Big Finn measures 3.8 x 3.3 x .6” and weighs 51 grams, equivalent to 1.9 ounces.
The test capacity of this wallet was checked with six cards and 10 slips of cash. The larger notes, such as the larger Euros and Yen do not work very well. Its minimalist carries four cards, and six is reasonable. The company recommends up to 12 cards plus cash. But noticeably, the cash has to be folded at least once, or another option is as a cash wrap. The cash wrap is great, especially if a lot of cash is used, it folds over and folds under the flap just fine and does not look bad.
Nate Walker, the owner and makers’ designs are simple but elegant and his approach to customer services is excellent. From a quality perspective, it is designed and made in the United States from a full-grain vegetable-tanned leather from the Wickett and Craig tannery. It is saddle stitched as well for longevity. Moreover, this glazed harnessed leather will patina up nicely, which is fantastic. This wallet is by far my favorite of the Finn line that Lost Dutchman has and probably of all their wallets. It combines capacity, quick access, ease of use, security, and currency support. The generous flap in the front is amazing.
As mentioned, the flexibility with which the dividers are equipped is really important. Two leather pieces divide the cards and the cash. If you look carefully, you can see that both of them do not have any attachment to either side. It is a fold that comes up from the bottom.
The final score of the Lost Dutchman Big Finn is 5 for quality, 3 for the price, 4 for the features, and 5 for the usability and perception each. This is an excellent wallet that got an excellent score, being 4.4 out of 5.
The Big Finn - An upgrade to the standard Finnigan. Three interior pockets, one "easy-access" slot on back. Fits 12 cards and halved cash.