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Stock & Barrel’s #52 vertical bifold; capacity and craftsmanship, but is it too tall?

The #52 vertical bifold from Stock & Barrel uses the finest leather and really does provide great access to cards and you can store cash FOLDED OVER ONCE….AND IT FITS. That’s no easy task with many smaller wallets today. They even sell the designs to their wallets so you can make one yourself! Take a look at what this simplicity can provide.

All right, let’s open up the Stock and Barrel #52 by bifold vertical wallet.

This is the Black Skirting color, this is beautiful.

As you can see I easily put 8 cards across the various slots. I think you get 14 or more once the leather is broken in. I got 5 slips of cash folded over once and it went in beautifully to the proper depth with ease of use to get it and pull it out. The company doesn’t make any recommendations on the number of cards or cash, that’s really up to you. It is a full grain leather and  has a great smell to it. The leather is from a tannery called Wickett & Craig out of Pennsylvania. They’ve been tanning leather since 1867, have environmental certifications and produce or 4,500,000 square feet of leather each year. It’s a veg tanned leather and it’s fantastic.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

It has painted edges and has a great feel to it as great leather does. The thickness is also perfect. The pricing on it is $58 which is fantastic. This is made in the USA from USA tanned leather. This is a great price for what you’re getting in this particular wallet. It also has a lifetime warranty on all their wallets.

It’s very easy to use and to get the cash in there folded over once is the best case, has very deep pockets for the cards. The wave design here in the pockets is a nice touch as it makes it easy to pull cards out and put them back in.  The outside could use an slot for quick access. They could have reduced the height of the wallet by about a ¼” or so to make it more compact. You can see that if you compare the top and bottom margins. The wallet measures 3.2” by 4.6” by ⅜”  thin. This is a great little company. They’re out of Utah and they sell digital template designs, with instructions, on how to make their wallets yourself, which is very cool.

Let’s now get into the final score, for quality we’ll give it a 5, for price a 3, features a 3, usability a 3 and perception a 4. That gives us a score of 3.8 out of 5 or 38 out of 50.

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