When you first look at the Rose Anvil Claude wallet you wonder if it’s too simple to be useful. The answer is no as it provides the right amount of carry capacity while not getting in the way.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Rose Anvil is owned and lovingly operated by Weston Kay and Philip, who created a great selection of wallets and other leather gear that they have been creating for a long time. Weston also has a very successful YouTube channel where he is known for deconstructing leather products; especially boots and shoes.
The Claude wallet is one of their most popular wallets and has been requested by many in our community. It comes packaged in a cotton bag with their logo stamped on the front. Within the wallet is a thank you card, lifetime warranty information as well as the sturdiness of their hand stitching and what it can provide you. This particular wallet was launched on Kickstarter.
This wallet only has two slots. The main side has a quick access card slot. This is where you could put cards or cash folded twice. One interesting thing to note is how the weight of the leather is cut thinner on the front piece than the back piece. This is done on purpose. The second slot is located in the middle. This is where you could put additional cards. It is made from one folded piece of leather that comes around and then it has a single piece of leather attached to it on the front.
Minimalist carry would be two cards, five is reasonable. The company recommends up to eight cards, plus cash folded twice.
The wallet is designed and made in the United States, Logan, Utah to be specific. All of Rose Anvil’s designs have a quarter circle which is cut from the leather, it is a mark of their particular brand, which will always indicate you have purchased a Rose Anvil product. It is made from a full grain veg tan Horween leather and is available in four colors. They use a saddle stitch which is worth noting the attention to the stitching transition between the pieces. This reminds me a lot of the form function form tri-slot wallet. It is very minimal at its core.
The Rose Anvil Claude wallet is priced at $45,
The measurements on the wallet are 3.75 x 2.5 x .3”, and weighs 11 grams. This very light weight and is what you would expect from such a small footprint.
Rose Anvil does more than just make wallets. This includes an eclectic combination of camera harnesses, belts and even heirloom rings. Regardless of what they create, their attention to quality and function is very important to the company’s reputation and what they do. It is a great organization.
For the final score; quality a 5, price a 3, features a 3, usability a 4 and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 40 out of 50.