The effort that went into designing the Tauruscamp Grain Wallet demonstrates that watching and listening to customers provides great returns when creating leather wallets in Singapore! The carry balance and functionality makes this a must have wallet.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
We’ve had a persistent stream of requests for the Taurus Camp Grain Wallet. It’s a wrap wallet from Singapore and I’m betting that once you see it, you’ll be jumping on to buy this one.
This is the 8cm version of the Taurus Grain Wallet, there is a 7 centimeter size which accommodates small currency dimensions. The 8cm version will handle all currency sizes. It’s a wrap wallet so there’s only one spot on the bottom where it is sewed. This is the perfect weight of leather to accommodate the wrap design without causing unnecessary bulk.
This one is a walnut color, a nice deep, rich brown with no mechanical fasteners whatsoever. The flap at the top provides an opening to put your finger thumb in to easily flip it open. The flap has an ascending as well as a descending side cut, which facilitates putting the flap back in when you’re ready to close it. Immediately in the front we have a card slot for quick access.
Right behind the front card slot we have two more, one in the middle, and one behind it in the back. Both have well thought out thumb and finger notches to gain access and grab cards more easily. In the very back from the side is where cash is placed. Folded once, it inserts for side access. I haven’t heard or read any reports that cash falls out so I believe it’s a great design for access to cash. There is no RFID protection, which is excellent!
The company recommends up to nine cards, plus bills. It’s designed and made in Singapore of hand dye, single piece of hand cut full grain veg tan leather, wrapped, saddle stitched, sewn at the bottom, using a wax thread. It’s fantastic and the burnishing is simple and very lightweight based on the design. There is another version of this wallet that provides a key slot and a half slot in the backspace for coins.
The weight of the leather, meaning the thickness of this leather, is perfect. It provides a strong, stable leather experience while keeping it flexible, but still sturdy and thin. The price is $68, which does not include shipping. From a usability perspective, to keep the cards up front for tap payment is very nice without needing to open the flap. This fits in the front pocket so nicely despite it being the larger model.
Measurements are 4.3 x 3.1 x .3, and it weighs 43 grams. You can also get a version of this in Shell Cordovan leather, and it looks spectacular. I’m impressed with the design. The time they took to understand how people use wallets, high-functioning wallets is really impressive, and it really shows in the effort to balance the aesthetics of the design with functionality.
Now onto the final score. For quality a 5, price a 3, features a 4, usability a 4 and perception a 4, that gives us a score of 41 out of 50.