Lost Dutchman Cash Finn wallet brings a cash wrap to the Lost Dutchman wallet line up. Ease of use, excellent card and cash capacity make it a nice addition to your collection, but the lack of a quick access card slot is a deficiency
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
This review will present another interesting wallet from Lost Dutchman Leather, the Lost Dutchman Cash Finn.
In regards to the feature review of the Lost Dutchman Cash Finn, the wallet has no features on the back, but on the front, it has an exterior flap that serves security purposes, it keeps cards and cash intact and in place. When opening up, two interior card slots can be immediately spotted. Further back inside, resides a big feature of this wallet, the cash wrap. Cash is inserted in the back and then the wallet is wrapped until the front flap closes.
The card and cash insertion test was performed with four cards in each slot, and initially 12 notes, which were then reduced to 10 after removal of the larger Euro and Yen notes. Reasonable cards-carry is probably four to seven, and 10 cash notes fit fine. The company recommends up to 15 unfolded notes and up to 14 cards. It is priced for $85, and measures 3.8 x 3.0 x 0.6”, and weighs 45 grams.
As a new release from Lost Dutchman, the Cash Finn presents some concern. What is the issue you ask? Well, it is not the quality, quality is fantastic. It is designed and made in the United States from full grain vegetable tanned harness leather from Wickett & Craig. It measures close to a 3.5 oz leather weight. Enough leather is used to make it thin enough while still providing enough substance, it has a great weight. Obviously, it will get a little thick, with enough cash and card, but it still remains compact.
So what is bothersome about the Cash Finn is on the usability side. It does not have any problem with opening, gravity is enough to get things going. With a flip, it opens and reveals the cards and cash. To access the cards, a pinch is all that is needed to open the slots. However, when first opening the wallet up, it did not provide a quick access slot, nothing in the back, and nothing in the front either. It has to be opened completely, every time to get to your cards. Moreover, this wallet folds twice, which means double opening to grab the cards.
So how can this be fixed? As a personalized solution, two cards can be put in the flap slot in the front, then, with only pulling the flap back you have access to the cards.
This is a great handmade leather wallet from a very skilled maker, Nate, as previously mentioned, he makes all of his products by hand, not just sewing, but everything involved with it, and that is his dedication to the craft.
The final score of Lost Dutchman Cash Finn is 5 for quality, no question there; 3 for the price, it is within the normal range, but it starts pushing the price boundaries; features score a 4, that is for this current test was performed with cash and cards, but it could also be coins, which could fit in a card slot and would be safe due to the wrap, without the risk of falling out. Usability scores a 3, a quick access slot would have been great, but the flap cards saved it; and perception scores a 4, and that gives a final score of 40 out of 50.