Craftsmanship has been in our family for generations. My grandfather used to say, "Do what's expected, and a little more." We think he was on to something.
Leather We use the finest garment-quality leather available. We know where leather comes from and we respect its origins. It wouldn't be right if we scrapped a piece of leather just because it showed some signs of adventure. This doesn't mean that every item we make will be free from blemishes and look exactly like the photos. Rather it means that each item we craft will be unique and one-of-kind, proudly displaying a scar or two as a badge of honour.
Thread The thread chosen for our products is the strongest we could find. It's a waxed synthetic sinew with almost no stretch and extreme breaking strength. This makes it resistant to humidity and tough as nails.
Stitching We're glad you made it this far because this is where we really shine. We make all our products, by hand, in Canada. Machines are great at a lot of things, but they can't compete with a thread and two needles in the hands of an expert craftsman.
The stitch we use is called the Saddle Stitch. It's the same one used around the world to piece together horse tack, some of the most rugged, hard-used equipment out there. This stitch is just plain durable. And if it does manage to get cut it will never unravel the way a machine-sewn stitch would.
In case that wasn't enough, we double and triple reinforce stress points - places where there's an opening or where new leather is being attached.
Finally we heat seal the ends of the thread. There is no ugly knot in any corner, just a clean heat splice.
Sure it's hard work. But it's worth it.
What about RFID-proof, elastic and plastic, metal and wood? When are those designs coming? Simply put, there won't be any of those. If that's your thing there are plenty of options out there, and we wish you well.
We want our products to last a lifetime. Leather will stand up to a lot of wear and tear, a lot of use and abuse. Designs that incorporate elastic bands and wood, plastic, or metal plates simply can't compare. Elastic breaks down over time. Wood is prone to changes in temperature and humidity. Plastic is prone to breaking. And thin metal plates are easily bent out of shape, permanently. Leather has none of these shortcomings and that's why we've chosen to use it.
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