(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today we are going to review the Lost Dutchman leather Jackson wallet which is a handmade piece of work. It comes in a nice cotton bag. This is an autumn with red thread that you can specify when you order. As we take a look at this closer, especially in the threading and the leather, it is really nice. There is some great burnishing with some nice threads at the end, with additional re threading at the end which provides some good security. This is a great looking wallet. Similar wallets include the Craft & Lore Port and Mamut Brut.
Now for our feature review of the Jackson. The Lost Dutchman Jackson wallet is essentially two pieces of leather wrapped and is sewn. When looking at it closely, you can see the two pieces. The piece which wraps around the other piece basically wraps all the way around. What we end of having is a design cut in the front of the leather which gives us a card slot. On the top we have a card slot that goes down and gives you access to cards or cash. On the back it has a straight across design with one more card slot for a place to put cards or cash. It’s a very simple slim wallet but very functional nonetheless.
For the card and cash insertion test. The company says it can hold 10 to 12 cards. I put in 5 cards as well as 5 slips of cash. Once the leather stretches, it won’t go back, so make sure you know how many cards you want in there because if you overstretch it with lots of cards, it won’t be easy to go to a lesser number.
This is designed and made in the United States. It is made of a full veg tanned Horween or Wickett and Craig leather. This will depends on the color that you get. It is saddle stitched by hand with edge stitching for durability. This smells fantastic. Let me explain how this leather begins to break in and what’s the difference here with the veg tanned. This is amazing.
If we look at this really closely, I have already scratched it up a little bit but it’s all right because the oils from your fingers and your hands fix some of those. But here in the back, if you begin to crease the leather, you will see that it is making a mark. What that is doing is bringing the leather and waxes and other tanning’s to the surface. However, just as easily as they came to the surface, you are able to rub those back in very quickly with your thumb. This gives you an idea of how this will gain a patina over time through utilization and the oils on your hand. It ends up making a wonderful impression on the wallet as well as giving it a feature of how you actually work with a wallet.
The price on this is $45, which I feel is pretty fair. It is very easy to use, and the patina, like I mentioned, will develop and amazing thing over time. It measures 4 x 3 x, x 0.2”. This wallet is made by a great maker named Nate. He is a spry young 20 year old and does everything by hand. That means, not just the sewing, but also all the cutting. It is all done by hand and that is a real dedication to the craft. He also makes other wonderful products too. Again, we have to look at handmade makers and really appreciate what they do.
For the final score. For quality a 5, price a 3, features a 3, usability a 3, and perception a 5. That gets us to a final score of 39 out of 50.
Well crafted handmade wallets have few things to find fault. Their almost always well crafted, the designed are well thought out and the materials ensure longevity and durability.