Whether sewn, folded, stamped, or cast from metal, wallets are made in many ways. The rivet wallet is another way and we’ll present the TOP 6 Rivet Wallets of 2021. Usually you’ll see a TOP 10 wallets review list, but we wanted to focus. All are bifold wallets with money clips, coin pouches dwcraftuk handmade and even the ability to carry keys and include the American Bench Craft Caliber, Cocuan Coin, Colville Leather, Mr Lentz, Murdy Creative and DWCraftsUK wallets.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
When we look at the wallets out there, the majority have a common factor that is sewing, which represents the most common way of creating a wallet. However, there are other ways; some wallet makers opt for the use of rivets. In this review, we will be discussing the top six rivet wallets, starting with Mr. Lentz Bifold, the Cocuan Coin Card wallet, American Bench Caliber Clip, the DWCraftsUK Bifold, the Murdy Creative leather bifold, and the Colville Leather Longshore wallet.
Starting with the price, they all compare well; $74 for Mr. Lentz’s wallet, $62 for the Cocuan, $29 for the Bench Caliber, $58 for the DWCraftsUK bifold, Murdy Creative at $49, and Colville Leather at $54. Our comparison of top six rivet wallets will be done quickly focusing on the main aspects, but the full reviews, including the unboxing, can be found in the links of this review.
Beginning with the features, the Mr. Lentz bifold has nothing on the exterior except rivets of course. The interior has two card slots, one on each side, in addition to a slit on both sides that allows having a card that is kept exposed. The billfold pocket is very generous, coming as a nicely cut single-piece of leather with folds, and the rivets fold over. The wallet is rather thin and feels good in your hands. It is designed and made in the United States from a full-grain vegetable-tanned leather that Mr. Lentz tans himself. He uses his own dyes and conditioners as well. Therefore, if you are wondering how you can get ahold of one of these, he sells it on his site. One thing to notice is that the size of the rivet matters, that is something I will be pointing out in the coming wallets. The size in this one is not obtrusive, it sits well and provides good accents to the wallet. It can handle up to 10 cards and 10 notes and it fits all the currencies. I like the fact that we do not have a lot of depth left. Thanks to its height, it provides just enough coverage that it holds what you need, yet it looks good in the pocket.
The next wallet is the Cocuan Card and Coin Holder that was recently reviewed. It is folded leather made from two pieces and has no feature on the exterior. The interior goes through the snap, revealing the rivets. It has a coin pouch in the front, which, although it is specifically made for coins that is a feature appreciable in countries where coins are big, it can also be used for cards if that is more preferable. It is designed and made in Spain from a full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. It is tanned in Igualada near Barcelona, Spain, and it smells great. All currencies have to be folded at least once, and it can hold up to six cards and 2 plus notes. It is not designed to carry currency as its primary care, it is mostly coins and card wallet. I wish it had a quick access card slot somewhere in the back, as it will have to open up every single time you want to get to something.
The following wallet is the American Bench Craft Caliber wallet, and its review was made a while back. The main feature on the exterior is a money clip, which is great and takes cash folded once in half, but it would stick out all the way. Otherwise, they can be folded in thirds or fourths. The inside holds the main card slot that fits cards and they stick out a little at the top and a little on the bottom, which facilitates the extraction. A quick demonstration of the insertion-extraction can be seen in the video review. Another thing that is not advertised is the wraparound that could be used for another card, but instead of credit cards, it could be used for loyalty cards, access cards, a bus pass, and such cards. The money clip can be either nickel or titanium, the one reviewed here is nickel. It can hold up to four cards and a wad of cash, as they put it, and it is guaranteed for life.
The next wallet, the DWCraftsUK wallet, is made in the UK, as its name says. It has no appreciable features on the exterior, but the brass rivets on it are nice. The interior has a card slot on the left-hand side with a slit, very comparable to Mr. Lentz -with a similar method. One card can sit on the outside, but the cards will rub against each other when placed. The other side has some sticking-out little pieces of leather that are used to insert the keys, thus it permits carrying keys without them being obtrusive. Next to it, there is a great coin pouch and a billfold pocket. It involves rivets which make a pretty nice view. It is made from just a couple of pieces of leather and is very thin for everything it delivers because it can take cards, keys, coins, and cash, which is a lot of features to be put in such a thin wallet. Moreover, the brass rivets are rustproof and very strong, and they patina nicely. In addition, it fits all the currencies and handles it like a champ. Like with the Mr. Lentz wallet, it has a great little presentation seen at the top, but it is not really tall, it is still nice and compact. The key slots are quite clever. They are nicely hidden and stay out of the way and do not interact because the coins keep it rigid.
The Murdy Creative wallet is the next wallet on the list. Their leather bi-fold has no features on the exterior and the rivets make some noise, or to be precise, they are called “Sex bolts.” As we flip it over and go to the interior, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh wow. Is that it?” Yes, that’s it. It has two slots, one on each side. But it is clever because then you will notice that it is a wrap. It is wrapped around on all sides, and access comes through the interior fold in where the cards and folded cash are inserted. This provides security since once it is closed, there is no risk of having cards or cash coming out from the top or the bottom because it is captured in the fold and is not getting out of there either. In addition to sex bolts, the rivets are also called “Post screws,” because there is a male and a female end, and so it screws into the side. That is why it is not a rivet in the true sense, but it is close enough and rather attractive. The wallet is designed and made in the United States from a full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. It has a laser engraving that looks quite nice. Security was given huge attention, which is the main feature seen through this design because of the wrapped edges on the top and the bottom. It can hold up to 24 cards and cash, very impressive from a capacity perspective, but the cash needs to be folded in the usual footprint we talk about. Once closed, nothing is coming out, quite an interesting wallet, and I think it would last a long time.
The final wallet, the Colville Leather Longshore wallet, has no features on the exterior. It has nice-looking brass rivets, and as I mentioned with Mr. Lentz, the size is indicative of the type of wallet. It is not obtrusive and the aesthetics are very nice. Inside the wallet, we can see one piece of leather that comes down and wraps up. It has card slots on both sides, which are like slits into the rear that is the cash billfold pocket area. The billfold area is open and provides quick access to cash, something we have seen in other wallets out there. Very simple, but almost a very well-broken wallet, with a nice and smooth flesh side. The company makes no recommendation on the number of cards, but up to nine cards and 10 plus notes would work fine before it begins to stretch. Being made in the UK, it has no issues accommodating 20 notes of the pound sterling. This wallet has got some greater height, which still is not a big deal because this is to accommodate the cards since this is a vertical card wallet with a billfold pocket. When closed, it is still very thin and still sits flush pretty much, even after inserting 10 notes. Colville Leather is a smaller leather shop that produces excellent products. You should go take a look.
From a size comparison perspective, they all compare, which is what you would expect for billfolds and other uniquely designed wallets. From the weight perspective, they all differ. The Cocuan weighs 57 grams, the DW Craft is 68 grams and Murdy weighs 66 grams. They are all still pretty close to each other, which is not a bad deal. It just means that you are getting a lot of good leather.